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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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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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Very informative thanks...
 
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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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Thanks I saw that. I just didn't see them in stock anywhere

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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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
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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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...
i would say wait then less u willing to fork out the cash for a 6990
 
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grab another 6870 n call it a day
^ 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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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...
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