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#1 harmank70

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:59 PM

Looking to put a video card in my asrock extreme3 890gx. Right now i am using the on board video. It just doesn't cut it when playing phoenix 3.0 flight sim. Was looking on newegg and seen this Radeon I dont game a lot, but would like something able to play current games. My budget is up to 150.00. Is this decent or should i go a little better.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

What is your power supply? Can you please post the model number?

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

Corsair tx650w. My psu

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

Then the video card picked out will work.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

If your budget is $150, I would as much as I could for that amount. I would consider getting the PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:30 AM

Chances are that, the games you currently play can be easily played on the 6850 as it is a quite a powerful mid-range card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:04 PM

Either card is a great choice. I personally have the HD6770 from ASUS (it's a single slot card) but It has yet to overheat even playing Fallout: New Vegas and Homefront with Mid to High settings.

here's a quick comparison of the 2 cards http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=658&card2=636

Also for a card to split the difference between the 6770 and the 6850 there is the 6790 (has the Barts GPU like the 6850)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150534

any of these cards will work good for what you are planning to use them for.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:15 PM

...or you could hold off until Jan 9th and grab the Radeon 7970, that should handle a flight sim with no effort. ;-)

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:14 AM

...or you could hold off until Jan 9th and grab the Radeon 7970, that should handle a flight sim with no effort. ;-)

Pricing of the card would be through the roof lol

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