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September 04, 2011, 01:48:42 PM
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NewEgg is having a labor day sale this weekend and they have a PowerColor 6850 for $129 after coupon+MIR. I know the 6850 isn't the best mining card in the world, but at this price it has a really good (if not the best) Mhash/$ ratio. Also free shipping Smiley

Use coupon code: EMCKAKH26

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374

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September 04, 2011, 01:59:09 PM
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If a 6850 could achieve 300 megahash consistently it would be worth it but according to my thread a couple weeks ago the realistic max is about 280 and average overclock is around 240.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=36504.0
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September 04, 2011, 02:16:36 PM
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If a 6850 could achieve 300 megahash consistently it would be worth it but according to my thread a couple weeks ago the realistic max is about 280 and average overclock is around 240.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=36504.0

Right, which is about 2.17 Mhash/$. That's better than any card available through retail.

I think it'd be a real good deal for someone looking for a decent gaming/mining card.

                                 
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September 04, 2011, 02:36:32 PM
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Nice... no limit on rebates too. 
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September 04, 2011, 02:38:07 PM
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If a 6850 could achieve 300 megahash consistently it would be worth it but according to my thread a couple weeks ago the realistic max is about 280 and average overclock is around 240.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=36504.0

Right, which is about 2.17 Mhash/$. That's better than any card available through retail.

I think it'd be a real good deal for someone looking for a decent gaming/mining card.
I agree its probably good for a part time miner part time gamer but you cant build rigs out of this card. Rebates only good for one card. Then its 150 each so you need at least 6 of these in one machine to get a half way decent megahash per server cost ratio. I haven't done the math but I'd expect it to be some where around 1.3 while the best machines (with brand new parts) are about 1.5
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September 04, 2011, 02:39:12 PM
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Nice... no limit on rebates too. 
"Purchase between 09/01/11 ~ 09/15/2011 from Newegg.com and Newegg.ca. One rebate per household."
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September 04, 2011, 04:04:14 PM
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Nice... no limit on rebates too. 
"Purchase between 09/01/11 ~ 09/15/2011 from Newegg.com and Newegg.ca. One rebate per household."

dammit.. missed that line.  I tried reading all the fine print first.
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September 05, 2011, 07:48:48 PM
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Nice... no limit on rebates too.  
"Purchase between 09/01/11 ~ 09/15/2011 from Newegg.com and Newegg.ca. One rebate per household."

Doesn't say anything about 1 rebate per invoice which is the kicker.  Just get however many names and addresses of family members you need.  I bought 8 powercolor 6870 with 20 dollar rebates and received every single one of them, where as I could only redeem one of my Antec PSU rebates and one of my MSI rebates.  In my opinion powercolor rocks for that reason.
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September 05, 2011, 08:05:08 PM
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I've got 2 of these cards in my gaming rig and occassionally use them to mine.
Out of crossfire + 900mem/250 core I see 250mhashes per card (500 total) at 70c temperature.
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September 05, 2011, 09:02:14 PM
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What kind of power usage do the 6850's use?  My 5830 rig is sooo fucking hot.

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