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Good Gpu for Q6600 3.4Ghz

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  1. Chewy

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    Looks like my Ati 5850 is dead now The bios wont post on screen, my mobo does not have onboard graphics.

    What would be a good GPU to upgrade to ? I would like one, preferably with a black pcb. I think I may liquid cool it too but am not sure.

    Anyone have an idea on my best bet? Budget is not to high atm. this was unexpected lol
     
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    Used 6950 unlocked would work great or if you want something cheap but powerful that would be the 6870
     
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    Newegg is running a great special: XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Video Card (HD-687A-ZDFC) + Deus Ex & Dirt 3 Game Coupons $133 after $30 Rebate + Free Shipping

    XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-b...

    I don't have experience with the XFX brand but plenty of reviews online like their "double disapation" fans over stock. Good luck.
     
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    Would the 6950 be much better, or around the same as a 5850 ? I already have a 5800series waterblock. Who knows I may just part out the rig. I was thinking of trying to sell the thing as a whole locally.

    Im in Canada too othewise that would be a good deal! :)
     
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    Surprisingly, not a heck of a lot... HERE

    One of the reasons I've kept my 5870 for so long.

    [​IMG]
     
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    NewEgg.ca's 6870s start at $179 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...035072&IsNodeId=1&name=1120 Stream Processors

    I can attest to the 6870s power. i currently have it paired with a i5 2400, but before Jan 2012 it was paired with a Q9450. the 6870 has enough power to play most games on high @ 1080P regardless of the CPU I used.

    I have always stayed around the $200 price point since 2008 and the cards i have used have never let me down for the price OR the performance.
     
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    Thanks all for the advice I have yet to decide on what Im going to do.

    Brand new GPU block, top rad and pump I had stashed away installed :p

    Heres how it was looking:
    [​IMG]
     
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    6870 working wonderfully on a Q6600 at stock!
     
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    XFX double D 6870 would be good
     
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    the MSI in my brother's PC is pretty great too
     
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    agree with 6950, also u can checkout used ones, works great and it's can be unlock to 6970.
     
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    6950 is great. You can get one used for $150-200.
     
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    Im actually going to go with another 5850 trough a tpu member Frogger. It will be the blue pcb but theres a volt mod for that one I seen online.

    Some comparisons Ive read said that the texture detail is a bit lower on the 6950 and gets bumped back up for the 7850 (24nm). I'd say they all perform fairly close from the comparison I seen
     
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    Probably the only downside to the 5xxx series is using a little more juice, I suspect you got a great deal on an "old" card.
     
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    Yes I did and its still in the box. Looks lkke I prob wont be selling my system as a whole after all. I can still try to post it locally I guess. I was thinking I shd be able to get a grand if someones interested in a "cool" looking PC. I dont really game much at all anymore.
     
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    I have two Core 2's, and still quite happy with the E8600 @ 4.2Ghz + my 5870, just got through Crysis, it played beautifully. My next is going to be Crysis2 and Max Payne 3, I still play ;)

    Probably the longest ever I've had (mostly) the same hardware including the video card.
     
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    Core2duo's are quite nice but I still prefer a first gen I3 with HT for the 4 thread experience. Games are becoming more mulithreaded and it will benefit from the HT.

    Sweet deal yesterday was a nice EVGA P55 and I3-530 for 105$ shipped.
     
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    Yeah man Sasqui, c2d was a huge bump overall in central processor performance. nv8800 series and than ati's 5800 series plus were the nexted best bump in graphics (well thats when I cut back on upgrading). Amazing Ive had a similar system for 5years and it still competes really well, in gaming atleast.. compared to the newer stuff out there!

    I cant wait for my nexted build nut I guess I will have to. I want mid-range gaming capable, quiet and more media pc oriented. I think windows 8 will be just in time for that system. I have a smartphone Samsung s2, maybe someone will make an app to turn on pc remotely :) I already have a wi-fi remote camera in my house.
     

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