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Original Scythe Setsugen if you can find one ...or 10
(Also 2nd revision Setsugen has came out recently)
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Sounds like a plan BUT, aren't waterblocks mighty expensivo?
You just bought 10 5870's, waterblocks are just a drop in the ocean (pun not intended )
    
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Can folding take advantage of AMD GPUs now? They always seemed to be very lack luster performers compared to NVidia in the past.

Anyway, I'm surprised I haven't seen many suggestions for... eyyeeffinniittyyy.

Sell a bunch, buy a buncha monitors.

Not really sure what else you can do with 10 5870s lol. Oh right, sell and WC for sure, gonna be heat city.


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I've been trying to nabb a 2GB Sapphire 5870 off ebay.
Almost had one for $209 shipped NIB.
Newegg was selling them for $175 a couple months ago. You missed out buddy.
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how much was the bill for this
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ppd still around 8k with these? or is that like 09 stuff
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Some great ideas here, yea let's all give ehm away for free!
Dibs on four free 5870s.
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I've been trying to nabb a 2GB Sapphire 5870 off ebay.
Almost had one for $209 shipped NIB.
Nice! I still have to see how these cards hold up. They are second hand so some could be glitchy or broken. They were used in CADCAM setups and were idle most of their lives.

I am trying to find some cheap waterblocks now. Also, will my motherboard support 4 cards? And also will the latest catalyst drivers be any good for a quad or even triple setup?

All the benchmarks with these cards are 2 or 3 years old, have they improved over the years?

Thanks!
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Can folding take advantage of AMD GPUs now? They always seemed to be very lack luster performers compared to NVidia in the past.

Anyway, I'm surprised I haven't seen many suggestions for... eyyeeffinniittyyy.

Sell a bunch, buy a buncha monitors.

Not really sure what else you can do with 10 5870s lol. Oh right, sell and WC for sure, gonna be heat city.




Newegg was selling them for $175 a couple months ago. You missed out buddy.
Well the eyefinity part has also been take care off. I bought 5 second hand 27 inch Dell ips screens too (2560x1440):



So I can go crazy on the res.

I use these screens for proffesional use too so I am not only using them for gaming mind you .
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Nice! I still have to see how these cards hold up. They are second hand so some could be glitchy or broken. They were used in CADCAM setups and were idle most of their lives.

I am trying to find some cheap waterblocks now. Also, will my motherboard support 4 cards? And also will the latest catalyst drivers be any good for a quad or even triple setup?

All the benchmarks with these cards are 2 or 3 years old, have they improved over the years?

Thanks!
Support? Yes. Fit? No. The lanes are too closely packed to fit 4 double-wide PCI-E cards.

The cards have not improved, the performance is still top notch though, just check out reviews of newer cards that include 5870s. Like here:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

They do quite well in fact!

EDIT for above post: yowza!

Someone found a little love from the money tree it seems
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here is a video i loved before the 6k series gpu's where out it contains 4way crossfire x 5870

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