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  1. #1
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    Upgrade now or wait

    I have a hd4850 512 mb ddr3. I am considering the zotac 560 on the hw leaderboard or a xfx 2gb 6950 ddr5. $250 is the max I want to spend. I playing or will play deus ex, portal 2, cod mw3. any suggestions? Or should I just wait for some christmas specials?
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    Re: Upgrade now or wait

    Card prices are more likely to go up at Xmas as they know people will pay full whack. Buy now, or buy in the new year.


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    Re: Upgrade now or wait

    OP seems to be leaning toward upgrade now according to game interests.

  4. #4
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    Re: Upgrade now or wait

    yeah I pulled the trigger on the 2gb xfx 6950
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  5. #5
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    Re: Upgrade now or wait

    Enjoy the card! I have a pair of HD 6950s converted to 6970s, and they work really nicely.

  6. #6
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    Re: Upgrade now or wait

    Yeah I had originally thought I could flash to the 6970 and unlock the shaders but I didn't do enough research and got a non reference card. I think this one has a locked bios. Although I was doing a little research and I might try to solder a switch for the bios protection. As I read that the leads were still connected but there was no switch. I am a little scared to solder on a $250 card.
    Heatware = Foxtrot
    Cpleverett@|g|m|a|i|L|.|n|e|t

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