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I just ordered a 2nd 6870 open box from Newegg, as mine was DOA. Wondering if CF is really "all that" or if I should just return the first card for a refund and put it elsewhere, like a SSD or something of the sort? I bought an Asus and the temp sensors were toast right out of the box, and then bought a second one to speed up the process. I am trying to decide by tomorrow if I should RMA the first one and CF, or just send the first one back.

I plan on playing BF3 a little when it comes out, but my main thing is MMO's.

What do you guys think?

Crossfire or put the money into other places.
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I maybe wrong, I'm pretty sure your CPU will bottleneck you a lot.
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And that was a concern of mine as well. BUT, that was also planned to get upgraded most likely this week with a Thuban or Denab
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I maybe wrong, I'm pretty sure your CPU will bottleneck you a lot.
That depends on what resolution he will be playing at.

If you do purchase a thuban get the 1055.
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I play at 1920/1080.

Any other thoughts? Should I RMA the GPU and get the proc? Or keep the GPU and still buy the proc?
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If you do purchase a thuban get the 1055.
No, I'd say get an x4 960T.
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No, I'd say get an x4 960T.
Wait. is the 960T a thuban? if so disregard my previous comment op.
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My main computer runs crossfire, and I really do not see the point sometimes, I get better frames in games, but not enough to justify the price of a another card.
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It is worth it if you want to max out the games you play (consistent 60fps and some AA), but as some people said, you probably should have other priorities such as your CPU and a good cooler.

Also its not the same to crossfire two 6870s or two 6970s. Maybe the 6870 (i believe they have 1gb of vram) may not achieve the AA levels you wanted in crossfire or not, and perhaps an single 6970 might be better. It depends on what you are looking for.
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That depends on what resolution he will be playing at.

If you do purchase a thuban get the 1055.
Why the 1055 instead of the 1090t?
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