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HELP upgrading from a Radeon 6850

I am desperately trying to upgrade and get a graphics card in to my CPU. Cyberpower has been screwing me over for the last 3 months keeping me in video card limbo and I'm simply going to have to buy a new card. I want to upgrade from the card that came with the system ( which was a Radeon HD 6850. My budget is 150$-230$, but I have no idea what a good card is or how to determine what is compatible. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
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  1. 7870 for about $240 or 7850 for about $180 are your best bets
  2. And the 7870 is compatible with my motherboard? The power supply should be fine.
  3. 7870 LE?
  4. Best answer
    Yes PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible.
    For $230 you should keep your eyes peeled for a Powercolor 7870 Myst. It features a Tahiti LE chip which means it's a crippled 7950 and at a $230 price point.
    you can also try to find the Sapphire version, the Sapphire 7870 XT. It is currently discontinued by NewEgg but it should just be a out of stock issue.
  5. I'm extremely green in the computer world. I am currently searching for a place to purchase the Powercolor 7870 Myst, but what exactly does backwards compatible mean in this sense? Also, does the fact that----- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -----has 3 fans and the ---------PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 Myst. Edition 2GB GDDR5(UEFI READY-------has 1 fan, make a difference?
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