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    Default time to pick a gpu

    The next thing Im gonna order is a video card. Whats the best gpu for under $200?

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    This is a great buy, Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition) BF3 and Dirt3 come too. If you're lucky you could get a dual bios one with the second bios having unlocked shaders.

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    This is a great buy, Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition) BF3 and Dirt3 come too. If you're lucky you could get a dual bios one with the second bios having unlocked shaders.
    good buy

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by 662 View Post
    The next thing Im gonna order is a video card. Whats the best gpu for under $200?
    I have a Radeon 6970 for $200 plus shipping. PM me


    It is a $300+ card.

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    good buy
    Best under 200 card. (Even if it is outdated :P)

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Best under 200 card. (Even if it is outdated :P)
    Nope, i am selling my 6970 for $200 LOL

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Nope, i am selling my 6970 for $200 LOL
    thats a good buy
    You Raise The Blade You Make The Change


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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Nope, i am selling my 6970 for $200 LOL
    My 6950 clocks up to 6970 speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    thats a good buy
    I paid $225 for it so no biggie... I also picked up anoher for $240 from New Egg a ways back for $240. Like a year ago...... or more. Both were great deals so $200 won't be bad to get back. If 662 wants 2, it"s $400 for both plus shipping.

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    the 6950 and 6970 are good cards... I am still running my 6950's in crossfire on my X79 system. Running it in Eyefinity at 5760x1080 with no problems...
    I originally paid $300 for my cards when they were first released...

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    My 6950 clocks up to 6970 speeds
    Ya and burns the VRMs up. Haven't you read?

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Ya and burns the VRMs up. Haven't you read?
    I've done my research on my card, no it doesn't they were designed very very high quality

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    If you are talking unlocking a 6950 to a 6970 the VRM's run extremely hot. This was discovered quickly after the cards were released and many lost there cards. And BTW if you haven't noticed, i am trying to sell my 6970 and your comments do not help the cause.

    If your talking a 6950 just overclocks to 6970 speed, 6970's overclock higher than 6850's so I have no idea what the overclock on a 6950 has to reference too when 6970's overclock more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    If you are talking unlocking a 6950 to a 6970 the VRM's run extremely hot. This was discovered quickly after the cards were released and many lost there cards. And BTW if you haven't noticed, i am trying to sell my 6970 and your comments do not help the cause.
    My card touches 65C playing BF3 with dual monitors... I never said I was trying to help your cause, I just suggested a card for the OP and am defending my proposition.

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    Default Re: time to pick a gpu

    PoLo, the 6970's and the 6950's don't use the same VRM's. I know your loyal to your card but you make it sound like they are the same card and they aren't.

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