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#1
I'm gonna go green I think. I want to make sure I ain't screwing the pooch however. Here is my idea.

1. Sell my 5850 for a decent price.
2. Take the cash and put it towards a 480 or MAYBE a 580.

Of course this is only after I see what the 69xx series has to offer. You see the last time I went green was a EVGA 8800GTS 320. I loved that card. However I had to dump it due to it conflicting with my sound card at the time. I want to give Nvidia another go. What do you guys think?
 

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I think theyre well worth another go, but I wouldn't buy a GTX480 unless the price drops somewhat significantly, which it may well do it about a month. $300-350 would be perfect IMO.

I'd definitely sell the 5850 and wait on a GTX580, or a dual GPU GF104 when and if they land, which I'd like to assume they will. to me thats a better option than the 480, providing the price stay's high, and you have a backup card if the 5850 is gone.
 
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You think 250 or 300 is to much for a 480? Thats what I figured the balance would be after I sold my 5850.
 

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#4
If you were dead set on upgrading, I would sell the 5850 ASAP (before prices dropped even more) and pick up a low end temp card. When the 69xx and 580 drop the prices for the 480 (at the least used) will drop and then you can make a decision based on reviews and whatnot.

Personally, right now $350 total out of pocket is a fair price for a 480.
 

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well whats a GTX480 worth now? about $400 I thought, shave 100 or so off that and it's a cheap card, for the performance you'll get, especially after an agressive OC.
 
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well whats a GTX480 worth now? about $400 I thought, shave 100 or so off that and it's a cheap card, for the performance you'll get, especially after an agressive OC.
450 is the best I've seen.
 

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With your specs if you want just one card, gtx480, or wait for the hd6900.
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Depends too on what you are expecting to get for your 5850. I didn't want to let mine go for less than $190 so I still have it at present. May sell the GTX 460 anyway; need more vram than 768.
 
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I'll wait Nov 21st to read the reviews for 6950 6970 & 6990. Wait and see how it compares againts the 480 and the 580. It's going to be intresting. I can't wait to buy me a pair of 6970s or even 1 6990 depends on the reviews.