Originally Posted by GhOsT1321
Hello, I have been looking at video cards for a bit and have decided on MSI Cyclone 6850
. I am considering this card because:
It's in my price range (180 USD)
It's cooler has been compared to other brands and appears to be cooler
The fan is quieter than other brands.
The last reason, it's on sale with a rebate and also comes with 3DMark11.
Lots of choices and lots of ways to make them...
The Card you chose has ONE
Review and is Rated 4 Star (on NewEgg, where you wish to shop) but the PowerColor AX6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131374
(a couple of choices down, depending on how you 'sorted' it) has 61
Reviews and is 5 Star. PowerColor sells more Cards than MSI.
Your choice is on sale and the PowerColor AX6850 is not (but it is less than $180). There can be a lot of reasons why one is on sale and the other is not but fewer reasons for the differences in number of reviews.
There are lots of ways to read Reviews also, try this. Save your time and ONLY read the "Cons" for the PowerColor AX6850, one of them is that "it won't order pizza" and another is that "it takes two slots", most of the rest are "none".
I'm not saying that MSI is BAD but a different one
(if you want to stick with AMD) for MORE money would be better, so I won't suggest it.
Sorting for "Best" (based on Reviews) is MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127510
it is less than $180, not on sale and from MSI, if you prefer the Company. It has 264
Reviews and is Rated 5 Star. It is also "OC" which you might like. It is the highest rated at ANY Price of ALL the Cards (on NewEgg, not that that
is a deciding factor).
Personally I like Zotac because they are on sale from time to time and overclock well. I got a DTS 250 for $50 (a year ago) and today
it is 2 TIMES more expensive
! (at NewEgg) (used to be 4 times more).
Wait, shop around, compare and wait again. When you NEED one, then make your purchase; don't wait for the "Perfect Card at the Perfect Price" (you will wait forever).
So for what you said, and buying today, I suggest what I said (the N460OC).