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So i am currently running a Radeon 4890HD (Old, I know!) and I do a heavy amount of gaming. I wanted to see if I could get any solid recommendations for around $200 US that would be a noticeable difference that what I am currently running. (PCI-E Cards only) The card can not be incredibly beefy either due to limited space in the casing and using a smaller motherboard.

 

Any Advice?

 

Games I play:

MMOs - Final Fantasy A realm unborn (Beta stages atm)

First person shooters - Counter Strike but will eventually play BF4 once released.

 

 

Appreciate any help!

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Would you be willing to buy used? If so you could get a 6950 or a GTX 560.

 

For new, your gonna be limited to what computer ED said before

Edited by Black64

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Would you be willing to buy used? If so you could get a 6950 or a GTX 560.

 

For new, your gonna be limited to what computer ED said before

Implying either is better than the 7870 lol

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I picked up a Zotac 660 for under $200, small card and only needs 1 six pin connector and in my opinion is just as good as a 7870, will easily play the games you mentioned and much more. :rolleyes:

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If there is something does cost above the $200 mark but not drastically over ($250?) that you guys feel is much better than whats listed above then the input would be appreciated. I am not a big fan of rebates however and I have been keeping an eye out on craigslist, just haven't seen anything for sale in my area recently regarding cards.

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Maybe try getting a used 7950?

 

:withstupid:

With a little bit of luck and some help of fortunate ebay listing if you can get this, then nothing can best this deal.

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If ya get one of the cards that Ed suggested try to get the HIS, I've heard Sapphire has black screen issues, though hopefully they have been fixed

Issue was resolved a bit back...

 

SAPPHIRE Technology has confirmed that a technical issue has been identified in two models of its HD 7870 series graphics cards, specifically SKU numbers 11199-16 and 11199-19 that were manufactured before Jan 23 2013 and before serial number A130300061911.

 

That was posted Feb 21st

 

Edited by ComputerEd

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