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I know it s bit more, but I would get this instead. You get an extra gigabyte of vRam and some extra speed. Not to mention, you have a change at unlocking it to a 6970.
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MSI makes good products and the Twin Frozer Cooler is one of the best. It's one of the best air coolers you can get.

I'd do the Hawk over the 5870 any day of the week.
I'm guessing that you're just gonna ignore me and not send me any of the money or any of my parts back?

Communication pending....
Edited by dreadlord369 - 5/3/11 at 1:34pm
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That particular 5870 runs very cool and is really quiet. A lot quieter than refernce design cards.

But I agree, getting that 6870 is a good idea. Im probably going to off my 5870 and get a 6xxx series card or two.
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I don't know if you can but have you tried unlocking the extra cores on your x2.
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It's regor, there's no extra cores to unlock.

As much as I'd love to OC, it won't be for a while yet. It's year 11, I haven't got time in between revising for stability tests and such.

When I've got the cash, I'm getting a 955 and a TPN 650W PSU.
Edited by Markeh - 5/3/11 at 2:08pm
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might as well wait to see what BD turns out like first.
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So I'm paying £4 for 10% less?
Good lord. I'm still hesitant now.

I am upgrading to a quad core some time this year when I save up.

and 40fps to me is what I get now in GTA IV, at medium, 1280x1024, on my 4670.
If I were you Id buy the Hawk, the XFX 5870 is cheaply made. In june... youll be able to get a x6 for cheap bc of BD
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BD involves a complete upgrade. My parents originally paid for this rig. If I replace it after a year because slightly newer tech is out, I might be murdered.

What benefit would something like a 1055T offer me over, say, a 955 BE?
I won't have the money before BD's launch, for sure.
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http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?productid=38893

For the sigrig, it's on offer today and I've been wanting it for a while, and I finally have just enough funds to get it.

Is there anything that should stop me buying this card (I'm also picking up an LG W2361V monitor)?
I had that exact same card before I got my GTX480. Yes its non-reference but its still good. It's quiet and stays pretty cool. And Sapphire Trixx lets you adjust the voltage. I got to 1Ghz on the core on my one.

Get it, it'll be fine
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BD involves a complete upgrade. My parents originally paid for this rig. If I replace it after a year because slightly newer tech is out, I might be murdered.

What benefit would something like a 1055T offer me over, say, a 955 BE?
I won't have the money before BD's launch, for sure.
Keep the same case and the parents wont even notice

Also dont put more than a 95W CPU on that board as the VRM's are not up to anything more.
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Keep the same case and the parents wont even notice

Also dont put more than a 95W CPU on that board as the VRM's are not up to anything more.
I was told in another thread that the VRMs on mine were OK, and that the power phase on this is 8+1 (indeed it also says this bit on the box), so higher wattage CPUs wouldn't be a problem. I might be wrong, however... I might have to do some double checking on that.

Infact, this thread says I'm fine with up to 140w: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...l#post12462681

And the parents do notice. Seeing as all my payments usually go past them at some stage or another, and they'd see the delivery.
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