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Old February 22, 2011, 11:19 PM
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I always prefer Nvidia
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In this case the 5850 is undoubtably the better card. I would go with a 6850 instead though. I've seen them for as low as 160, and it'll give you a massive boost over your current setup and when you upgrade to a new rig you'll be able to add a second and get phenomal performance
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Old February 23, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Sometimes manufacturers will have a 6+2P instead of an 8Pin pci-e connector. They work the same though once plugged in.

I would pick a used $150 GTX 460 1GB card. You don't sound like the type that stresses their computer, so it would last a good while. If not, the 5850 for $150 is a good option as well.
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Old February 23, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I guess for the time being I will continue to stick with my evga 7600gt until Microsoft introduces the new sandy bridge "z67" chipset before doing a new build. Thank you guys for all your advice.
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