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Hello, my name is adam, i've had my gaming PC for about half a year now and i'm looking on doing some things to it to make it cool better, and perform better when playing games with intense graphics, i'd like some input on what caliber of ATI graphics cards would work best for what i need it for. i would like to crossfire a good pair of graphics cards and liquid cool them somehow. a few games for example that i would play would be Crysis 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 3 and pretty much any other game with a high demand for a good PC build, if you could please help me with my situation by giving some of your opinions that would be great. thank you and hopefully through your guys' help i'll be able to build my dream PC.
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best bang for buck would probably be the Radeon 6870, or a reference design 6950
the reference design 6950 would be a bit more, but you can instantly do a BIOS flash that makes it a 6970
    
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I have heard alot about the ATI 6790, what is your input on that?
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Originally Posted by Overtyser67t_1 View Post
I have heard alot about the ATI 6790, what is your input on that?
I'm not even sure if there are waterblocks made for 6790s.

I know the 6850 series has full-coverage blocks available depending on the PCB. OTOH, for the same price you can sometimes get 6870s these days.
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Originally Posted by Overtyser67t_1 View Post
I have heard alot about the ATI 6790, what is your input on that?
Id say its a pile O' junk.
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I agree with Jedi
    
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The 6790 is a complete pile of junk.

As another guy said, The Radeon HD 6850/6870 is a great price/performance video card. It should do just fine on any 1080p screen. Won't max out on 1080p with 60fps, but playable.
The 6950 alone should be able to max out any game, but that all depends on your res. and what games you want to play. If what I see is a 40'' HDTV monitor thats apparently 2160p..Which I find frankly weird, because I thought max was 1600p/1440p.
So A CF Setup would do you best good. A good CF setup would be dual 6950's or 6970's.
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