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Old 11-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Best nivida evga card ....for 200-240bucks..

Running at 1080p....paired with an I-5 cpu.....8gigs of ram....in a mini bitfenix prodigiy case...or 7850 2gig

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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How about the GTX 660 for $229?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130826

Works for me anyway.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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Get a 7870 if you don't mind amd else 660 is your only choice.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Ok ill look at both ....money in the hardware help me put this togeather but my girl kicked in alittle more cash...so im going to upgrade from the 7850 2gig....
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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look on the For Sale/Trade Thread for a nice HD 7950

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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Honestly to upgrade from a 7850 2gb you need at least a 7950 oc or 670 oc.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Honestly to upgrade from a 7850 2gb you need at least a 7950 oc or 670 oc.
Ok thanks for the info .....you guys are top doggs...
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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Why would you upgrade from a 7870?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #9
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Ok so what yall are saying if i dont stick with the 7850 to get a better deal go all the way up to a 670 or 7950....?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #10
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Ok so what yall are saying if i dont stick with the 7850 to get a better deal go all the way up to a 670 or 7950....?
They're saying that the performance difference between a 660 or 7870 and your current 7850 will be negligable. Going up to 7950 or 670 will be more of an upgrade.

Have you overclocked your 7850? Most of them Overclock like crazy, and will offer quite a bit more performance than stock.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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That sounds about right. BTW, I heard people say that SLI works much better in nVidia than AMD cards, if that is in your foreseeable future.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #12
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I, too, would go for the 2GB GTX 660. It's 70% faster than 1 of my GTX 460 1GB and only costs $229 which is $40 cheaper then the GTX 460 1GB when it came out.

As soon as I've saved up the money I'm gettin' 2 GTX 660 2GB for some SLI goodness. After getting these 2 GPUs I won't need to upgrade ever again.
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