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nobody can say for sure how long a card will last for gaming. but 40+ fps on max settings @ 1080p on metro is incredible performance, regardless.
sounds great, i am only playing with 1 4870 at the moment so 2 new cards even more powerful than what i have now sounds great, gonna get saving lol
post #22 of 39
The stock 920 is alright. I would definitely overclock it since they overclock very well with a decent cooler. Speaking of which, invest in a mid-high range CPU heatsink for an overclock.

The 4870 does run hot. You just need a case with good airflow.

For cases, look into:
NZXT (Phantom or others)
Cooler Master Haf series.
Fractal design.

It all depends on your price and what size you want.
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just wandering is a 6870 alone alot better than 1 4870?
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what is a good case for expensive rigs?, my case is not that good i have 1 fane on the top of the case and 1 on the back thats all.
IMO the fulltowers are the best for keeping ambients down. a couple of high rpm fans dont really cause alot of noice in them, theirs a larger surface so its harder for it to heat up, and you can find a half desent one on ebay or other places used/new from $50-$125.

i got my performance 193 v3, about a week after they were released new off of ebay for $70. and yes it is the v3, some angry employee probably snagged one and decided he didnt want to get caught.
    
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just wandering is a 6870 alone alot better than 1 4870?
Yes. It's quite a bit better.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/859...enchmarks.html

http://www.hwcompare.com/6043/radeon...adeon-hd-6870/
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just wandering is a 6870 alone alot better than 1 4870?
For a comparison of graphics cards, go here:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/304?vs=290
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what is a good case for expensive rigs?, my case is not that good i have 1 fane on the top of the case and 1 on the back thats all.
it depends on what you are going to do with the case, but for your build so far im guessing a HAF 932 will be sweet, hard to top this case in airflow for the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

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just wandering is a 6870 alone alot better than 1 4870?
plain and simply, yes it is. Not really alot better, but it is better
    
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post #28 of 39
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thanks guy for all the help i appreciate it, been looking for a site where people know what there talkin about
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You will be fine, adjust the settings to whichever frame rate you want. 35fps+ is a must IMO.
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You don't have enough ram. When I play BF3 its soars up to 5-6gb of ram being used.
im not at my 4 gig limit 70% while playing beta vram now thats another story
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