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post #11 of 22
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As long as it's a quality PSU, you should be fine (might not be able to OC though ). If you're concerned about your PSU, start up another thread in the PSU section and I'm sure someone will help you out.

Cheers!
you could always underclock it a bit as well if you are concerned about burning out your old psu while waiting for your new one
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I used to have a sapphire 4870x2 and selling it was a huge mistake. I went from a 5870 to the card in my sig, and to be honest, although I am rocking one GPU, I really didn't notice any performance gain with any of the "upgrades". Sure it was loud and hot, but it was still fast. There are so many people eager to get the next gen stuff and are willing (like I was) to practically give away what was a $600 video card.

My ONLY reservation with getting a 4870x2 would be lack of warranty and the fact that they ran hot, so in my mind the lifespan of the card may be diminished... If the price is right, I say go for it!
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What price point are we talking about here? That makes a big difference.
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post #14 of 22
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I bought it for £82 ($134 USD).

Bear in mind that prices in the UK are about 20-30% (at least) more expensive for PC hardware compared to US.
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post #15 of 22
I always had a waterblock on my 4870x2. I just got a 6990 and put a waterblock on it. From what I've read, I can't do Crossfire with the 4870x2 AND the 6990, so I'll be selling my chilly 4870x2. It always did me fine.
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post #16 of 22
If you want to do well in 3d06- yes they are relevant. If you are concerned about being "green" ,no- this thing has a carbon footprint bigger than a sasquatch with gout!
I have had 3 different ATI cards in this rig and they scored as follows
5770 - 17780
5830- 18500
single 4870 x2 22,000
Dual 4870 x2's , well I'm having trouble getting them to co-operate
They run unbelievably hot.... I mean infernoesque!!!
The 5000's i have run very cool by comparison .
The way the price of ati cards is falling, I think perhaps i should have just waited and went with one of the newer models.
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post #17 of 22
Gtx 480 for $225-250 the best!
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post #18 of 22
People started ditching CrossfireX 4870's because they get beat by CrossfireX 5770's.
Min Avg and Max frames.

DX11 is nice too.
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5850 xtreme is the way to go. (130$)
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5850 xtreme is the way to go. (130$)
This.

Can also be easily overclocked to (just) beyond stock 5870 performance.
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