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hey guys, last night busted a gpu had a 4870x2 crossfire setup so now im left with a measly single card >.< i have about 2500$ put away for a new setup for bf3 im wondering would now be a good time to buy my new rig or should i wait till just b4 it comes out?
    
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4870 by its self is a little low for BF3, probably still would work though.


It is a decent time to build a new computer, debatable. Bulldozer, AMD's next version CPU is out next month, but it will be comparable to Intel's Sandy Bridge line, so you could build that right now.
New architecture on GPUs are do out fairly soon, AMD's at the end of the year and Nvidia's during Q1 2012.

What exactly happened to your other 4870? Do you still have a warranty available? What are the current specs on your system?
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I'd build now. There's no (that I know of) time frame for BF4 release, and you could build something now to last you for 2-3 years. For $1.5k you can have a beast of a machine, especially if you use some of the parts you already have (PSU, Case, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, etc).

BF3 will out before the new GPU technology, and I don't think Bulldozer is going to be what everyone is hyping it up to be.
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i have a q9550 oc to 3.5 i had 2x hd4870x2 so not just the normal 4870s. i have 8 gig ram think its 1033 with an maximus 2 mobo its about 3 1/2 years old and has served me very well to date. the problem with the card is when i plug the monitors into it it doesnt display even when used as a single card but the other card does work in single so i figured it to be busted swaped them out + around cant get the card to display any thing.
    
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yea i ahve mouse keyboard 2x 22inch samsung monitors but i was debating a 27?? althought i am biased to dual monitors
    
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Stick with the dual monitors i'd say...i've been using them for two years now and i can't work without them. just something about it, plus 22 inch are monsters anyway.

i'd say build now, as they said before you could upgrade later. with technology you're always going to be waiting for the next thing to come out and it will come out just you can't keep waiting forever. sure bulldozer will be better and sure sandy bridge e will be better but you can't just keep waiting. build now and be happy with what comes out of it!
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If you want a ton of suggestions view my thread on the Rig I may or may not have depending on how things go

People told me to get a.. plethora of items... so check it out

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-_-1-10-a.html
    
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post #8 of 9
Spend 1500 building a beast now, save a grand for ivy bridge/gpu upgrades later.
post #9 of 9
Honestly I would build now.

If you keep waiting for the next best thing you are going to keep waiting for the next best thing after that. I sold my sig rig and built a new one. I was thinking about waiting for bulldozer but figured it probably wont beat Intel's sandy bride and decided to just go ahead and build my system now as I was tired of waiting.

I don't regret that decision at all.
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