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6970 or 570

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  1. Jetster

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    EVGA 012-P3-1578-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classi...

    id get the Evga Classified version with the improved and increase in VRMs so that you don't have hte issue with it popping like a lot of the reference ones have been known for. VRMS blowing when overclocked and overvoltaged
     
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    yeah i forgot about the 7870s. Id also try and find a used GTX580 before anything though.
     
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    With a Corsair TX650, I'd go with the 7870. 580's can suck some juice! :D
     
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    Tough choice. I don't care for buying used GPUs its tempting but Im probably going to go new. Maybe Ill wait for the 7000 prices to drop a little and find some more cash for a 7950. I dont think the 7870 is going to suffice
     
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    Well.. It beats a 570.
     
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    Really...Ill have to look at that
     
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    buy 7870 OC +1 likes gigabyte windforce 3x.
     
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    Very informative thanks...
     
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    your are welcome, i am glad i could help with some info ^^
     
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    Thanks I saw that. I just didn't see them in stock anywhere
     
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    Don't buy anything under 2gb for bf3 trust me lol.
     
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    Yeah, I think the whole 78xx series are generally a little scarce, I dont know how much of a hurry you are in, I should think they'll become more available in the next couple of weeks/months.

    I've always liked and prefered HIS, and they mostly made me wait with getting their products on the shelf...
     
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    I going to wait another week and try to sell a spare rig so maybe go 7950 otherwise 7870
     
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    You say you wouldn't want used but here is food for thought 79xx cards are only a few months old if it's even that you have a 1 year standard replacement so you have 9 months to stress test it before you need to worry. Some even have extended transferable warranty
     
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    grab another 6870 n call it a day
     
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    And most of those transferable warranties arnt worth the paper there printed on. Ive dealt with XFX in the past and wont by there cards any longer. It not that I wont buy used Im actually watching a couple of cards now I just would rather not. For the price they go for on E bay I might as well buy new. The 9650 2Gb have been going for 225 to 250 used 6970 320. I only have one PCI-e...
     
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    i would say wait then less u willing to fork out the cash for a 6990
     
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    ^ this. OR the 7870...

    You can also get a used 448 core 560 Ti for like nothing. I saw one go on ebay for $180 the other day. They OC past 570 speeds and have great vrms.
     
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    +1 for another 6870
     
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    Actually, if you can find one, if you don't care about power consumption, a 2nd hand GTX480. If not a 7800 series would fit the bill.
     
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    i understand but new or used you run into DOA issues i wasnt trying to persuade you to do something your not comfortable doing just giving u options. for $320 you should be able to find a 7950 or 580 used, as 7970s are avg $450 used on forums not on ebay...ebay adds fees so people over price items. if you want new for $320 id go with 7850 and OC that mofo or pick up a 570 or one of the earlier 448 cores. if your not in a rush gxt 580 may come down in a couple months and that is one beast of a card but power hungry also
     

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