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So, I might be in a market to upgrage my GPUs and I am looking for a budget replacement that would give me better performance (obviously) and better power consumption/less heat. Preferably a single-card setup. Although if I can find 2 decent cards to SLI or CF, that would work.

Also, what would one be able to get for 2x used 4890s these days?
 

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What's your budget? I figure you should be able to get $75 for the pair of $45 each no problem.

A HD7850 or HD7870 (Tahiti LE preferred) would be a solid improvement for far less power. The GTX660 is also good :toast:
 
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What's your budget? I figure you should be able to get $75 for the pair of $45 each no problem.

A HD7850 or HD7870 (Tahiti LE preferred) would be a solid improvement for far less power. The GTX660 is also good :toast:
I don't really know what I want to spend ATM, since I just put in $400+ into i7+Z77 setup. BUT, I might be able to go up to $300-$350. Thank for your suggestions. The last time I owned an Nvidia card was when I had 9800GTX, how fun is PhysX? Also does it reduce performance drastically when used?
 

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I don't really know what I want to spend ATM, since I just put in $400+ into i7+Z77 setup. BUT, I might be able to go up to $300-$350. Thank for your suggestions. The last time I owned an Nvidia card was when I had 9800GTX, how fun is PhysX? Also does it reduce performance drastically when used?
If you can go for $300+ that's hardly a mid-range card IMO---you should easily be able to land a GTX660TI or HD7970--maybe a GTX670.

EDIT: I've never used PhysX, so I can't comment on that.
 
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If your on a budget check out eBay for the previous gen high end stuff I got a hd5970 dual core card for £150 ~ $230 us and it was £600 new! Before that I got a 4870x2 for £100! So if you want performance on a budget it's the way to go.
 
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how fun is PhysX? Also does it reduce performance drastically when used?
PhysX is fun in Borderlands 2, subtle in Arkham City, performance killer in Mafia 2 and Alice, useless everywhere else.
 
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how fun is PhysX? Also does it reduce performance drastically when used?
Not very fun. Physx as a trademark and technology is pretty much dead. Virtually no games support it. I wouldnt make a purchase based on it, shouldn't even be an afterthought.
 
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I'd say a 7950 which will give you great performance for the dollar on a single gpu setup. And you can always crossfire later if you want.
 

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660ti@!
 
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A 7950 will be able to max any thing at your current resolution,if you dont want to spend that much a non-ti 660 is a solid performer.
 
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The box and card don't say TI on them so I'm suspicious--but if it's a TI, yes, a very solid deal IMO :toast:
Wow, good eye. Yeah I don't think this is a Ti because if you look at the Ti box it clearly says that.

EDIT: OR, maybe he just used the image he got on the internet and messed up with the edition :)
 

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I am lost atm. Still not sure if I should grab the EVGA 660ti SC off craigslist or just buy a new one, OR grab the 670 off the tpu forums.
 
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I am lost atm. Still not sure if I should grab the EVGA 660ti SC off craigslist or just buy a new one, OR grab the 670 off the tpu forums.
If it is the 670 from Soylent Joe, I'm sure it's in immaculate condition and rest assured he's a top notch seller. I wish I was getting it.
 
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depending on the price you could probably get some of my money for one of those HD 4890's. if you do decide to sell them, be a kind man and put them up on TPU :)
 
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I am lost atm. Still not sure if I should grab the EVGA 660ti SC off craigslist or just buy a new one, OR grab the 670 off the tpu forums.
You will know the cards been taken care of :)
 
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depending on the price you could probably get some of my money for one of those HD 4890's. if you do decide to sell them, be a kind man and put them up on TPU :)
I would love to get rid of both, but who knows. There is a good chance they will end up on TPU after I upgrade. :toast:
 
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Decided to go with Silent Joes 670.:rockout: