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Selling my other 5850... but I would be left with no GPU!! what to do? xD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by n-ster, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. n-ster

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    So someone offered me 250$ CAD + shipping for my XFX 5850 (Reference) which is roughly 235+$ US

    So I'd love to sell it at a good price like that but... I'll be left with no GPU, and X58 does not have IGPs lol I would then have to buy a cheap pci-E card right? but then that card would be worthless later so thats 25$ out the window...

    Anyways, I heard the 6000 series is coming out the 22nd, so should I sell my card and buy the 6850/70 at launch? will the 6000 series be priced higher than the MSRP like the 5000 series after the launch?
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    I see no reason to sell a perfectly good 5850, it will still be worth good cash when the 6000 series has avialiability.
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    but the 6870 is supposed to be better than the 5850 and has 249$ MSRP
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So.. Sell it to him in a week?
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    I was just wondering if I heard right and the 6000series is coming out next week and if I should buy at launch or wait (possible price drop? idk... usually is a bad idea to buy at launch) but as the 5850 came out at 250~260$ and then prices climbed, I was wondering if you guys think it will do the same for the 6000 series
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    LAN_deRf_HA

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    I'd sell now in the event the value crashes. Then I'd pick up a 6870 for hopefully less, worst case the same price but with better performance.
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    whats wrong with the Asus one?
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    yea I'm expecting 5850 to sell at 199$ or something after Launch, used even less... ASUS one is sold lol updated specs
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    Hard to tell .Look to performance vs. gtx460 if better performance and same or lower price at launch = No price drop , if performance is same with gtx460 than price may drop after launch
    6000 series relative performance/price vs. gtx460 will be key factor basicly,my opinion of course (about MSRP price ,not the first day inflated prices) ,

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    Good call... I'm guessing the 6870 to be SLGHTLY slower than a 5870, but faster than a 5850, while the 6850 will be faster than the GTX 460 1GB, but slower than the 5850, or around that performance...
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    sell it now if your going to just bought a Asus new in the box for 208.00 shipped.

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