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Budget GPU for MMO-centric use

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Avelict, May 25, 2012.

  1. Avelict

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    So I'm building a rig for my little brother as a graduation gift since he graduated as Valedictorian for his class. He mostly plays MMO's (WoW/Rift/GW2 when it releases) and I don't make enough to gift him a $500 graphics card, I was thinking with going with the Sapphire 7770 Vapor-X seeing as they're $150 a pop. Opinions?

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    Agreed, i have a 6870 and couldn't be happier with its performance @ 1080P in Diablo 3 and WoW. BF3 also plays nice at high settings on a 6870 (not that its an MMO, but a game that pushes hardware).
     
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    Which vendor makes the better 6870? Im partial to Sapphire due to their cooling system, but I don't know much about others like MSI/HIS/XFX/Asus.
     
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    I've always used Sapphire for AMD cards, great build quality, good cooling as you said, and my 6870 is capable of a 975mhz on air from 900 (thats me being conservative and not touching voltage). Also i think the Dirt 3 edition that I have is the standard cooling for the ref 6870 now.

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    I have the MSI 6870 Hawk- it costs a bit more than a standard 6870 but well worth the extra $50 (factory overclocked, improved power circuit, great cooler)

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    Runs great and looks awesome!!!
     
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