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Old July 9, 2011, 11:28 AM
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I'm looking to upgrade my vid card real soon. Currently running an EVGA GTX 460 SC at 900 core/2150 memory. Really looking for the best bang for my buck/performance increase without going over 300$.

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If anyone has any suggestions other than the ones in the thread title they are welcome. Also, I mainly game World of Warcraft, EVE online and the occasional COD: Black Ops or TF2. My GTX 460 has problems with WoW (apparently its only 460s) and thats my main reason for just wanting a change. Also, if I do go with an ATI card, what brand is similar to EVGA in terms of warranty/service? Googled it, but found a lot of outdated responses, was wondering if anything had changed.
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Old July 9, 2011, 11:43 AM
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I have a radeon 6950 and couldn't be happier with it.
I've replaced the stock cooler and also unlocked the shaders and it runs like a beast.

With regards to the brand, I would recommend XFX, they offer a double lifetime warranty and also allow you to replace the stock cooling without voiding your warranty (in North America this is allowed).
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Old July 9, 2011, 11:50 AM
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6950 hands down





pair it with another and it will make a pair of 580's question their existence :D

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Old July 9, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Honestly,

With the price of the HD6950s (ideally a 2GB card), it might be a good idea to look for one....think about long term...

but it's kinda sad that WOW makes you upgrade...can't you use a "spell" to change that card into a GTX580?
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Old July 9, 2011, 12:23 PM
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The 6950 seemed really attractive but its really on the higher end of my budget and I couldn't decide if it was worth the performance upgrade. Are there any other places I should look for good video card deals appart from NCIX and Newegg.ca?


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Honestly,

With the price of the HD6950s (ideally a 2GB card), it might be a good idea to look for one....think about long term...

but it's kinda sad that WOW makes you upgrade...can't you use a "spell" to change that card into a GTX580?
WoW is a part of the reason, but I've been running WoW like this for months. Mainly just want change and I usually upgrade once a year so its that time of the year again
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Old July 9, 2011, 12:57 PM
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6950 ..
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Old July 9, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Make sure its the 2g version or u will regret it ..
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Old July 9, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Make sure its the 2g version or u will regret it ..
agreed, it is usually only a few dollars more
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Old July 9, 2011, 07:07 PM
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depends if you can wait or not

amd's new cards in september
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Old July 9, 2011, 08:19 PM
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depends if you can wait or not

amd's new cards in september
What?
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