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Sorry, I was wondering why you went with a 5850 in this build? Why go through the trouble WCing a card that isn't exactly powerful and not get a 6970 which I think is worth WCing. Do you wee this more as a hobby/fun project?
    
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post #412 of 868
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
Sorry, I was wondering why you went with a 5850 in this build? Why go through the trouble WCing a card that isn't exactly powerful and not get a 6970 which I think is worth WCing. Do you wee this more as a hobby/fun project?
^ She already had the card before starting the project, it only makes sense to keep using it. Something to consider is that not everyone needs the power of the newer gpus. Most of the games I play already max out on one of my 5770's, no point in crossfiring them to generate extra heat and use up excessive electricity unless really needed for the upper-tier games.
    
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post #413 of 868
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Sorry, I was wondering why you went with a 5850 in this build? Why go through the trouble WCing a card that isn't exactly powerful and not get a 6970 which I think is worth WCing. Do you wee this more as a hobby/fun project?
She wants to WC and do a case mod with a low budget. Also, why replace something that isn't dead yet?
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Sorry, I was wondering why you went with a 5850 in this build? Why go through the trouble WCing a card that isn't exactly powerful and not get a 6970 which I think is worth WCing. Do you wee this more as a hobby/fun project?
Maybe you haven't heard of the concept of a budget
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Maybe you haven't heard of the concept of a budget
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Maybe you haven't heard of the concept of a budget
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Maybe you haven't heard of the concept of a budget
I sure haven't.
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Hey spider I found some Scotch 4010 tape in CHCH
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I vote that we all want to see more progress! , looking great so far!
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Actually, there might be - you can buy plastics dye and use a small brush for dyeing them 4-5 times - just don't spatter the dye all over the place, but use a delicate hand (a woman's touch - pun intended). After the fourth or fifth layer, they should be pretty black. And, make sure that the ports are 100% dry before plugging in cables!
I would do that but I need to keep the warranty intact for the time being. My budget doesn't allow me to void warranties and be able to replace parts if they die As soon as the board is out of warranty I'm planning to do that. (or if I start earning a lot more money which is totally unlikely haha)

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Sorry, I was wondering why you went with a 5850 in this build? Why go through the trouble WCing a card that isn't exactly powerful and not get a 6970 which I think is worth WCing. Do you wee this more as a hobby/fun project?
All the responses to your post are correct. I'm 19, half way through studying for a degree which cost $17K and am renting. Computer hardware prices in New Zealand are a lot higher than most other places and at the time I got this card (about 8 months ago), it was retailing for $400NZ. I was lucky enough to pick this one up for about half that price and I couldn't be happier with it. Well no, that's a lie. I wish it would OC haha. But regardless, it runs every game I play maxed with a smooth framerate, is cold and looks nice. The only thing that may cause me to consider an upgrade is Skyrim. I'd have to spend $400+ to see a worthwhile improvement over this though and that's a fair chunk of money! I don't even make that in a fortnight
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