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Old April 5, 2010, 07:02 PM
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I'm in the market for a new directx 11 card.. I'm looking for the best bang for buck. Here are my scenarios:

A: Sapphire 5850 1GB Toxic edition - $300 shipped
B: XFX HD587XZNFC 5870 - $378 shipped
C: Slap some sense in myself and wait for Fermi.. Prices could drop
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:04 PM
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I'm in the market for a new directx 11 card.. I'm looking for the best bang for buck. Here are my scenarios:

A: Sapphire 5850 1GB Toxic edition - $300 shipped
B: XFX HD587XZNFC 5870 - $378 shipped
C: Slap some sense in myself and wait for Fermi.. Prices could drop
If you are an overclocker then go for the 5850. If you want excellent out of the box performance then get the 5870 for $78 more. If you want to heat your place for the summer then wait for the Fermi
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Where is the HD587XZNFC for $378?
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+1 for 5850..but the toxic usually is a tad more expensive. linkie it up? :)
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:16 PM
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I'd go with the 5870 as i'll be going that route myself, and i am curious where you found that 5870 for that low price unless its american...
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Tigerdirect with BCB. May be a off a few dollars.. just guesstimated.
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American.. sorry.
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American.. sorry.
lucky you's. up here we get some percentages more as final price. usually some 15-20% more
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Lucky till the wife divorces me for buying a $300+ video card while having a perfectly fine and working GTX 260.. oh well, at least I'll have directx11 to comfort me on those cold and lonely nights..
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I just got a 5870 on ebay for 300$ brand new. BOOOOOOYA!!! lol
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