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HI, I have an AMD HD6870 and a spare Slot, how do i set up a physx card?
and what relatively cheap cards should i consider using?

I'm thinking about a GTX520 or a GTX430, both are about the same price, if these are no good, what should i consider? my maximum price is about $130, but id prefer cheaper

oh yeah, and instructions on how to enable dedicated physx?
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How many games use physx, like 3-4? Its not worth it, its not even pretty, chunks of crap flying everywhere and disappearing. Its a gimmick from nvidia I say.

You're not missing out on anything, believe me. Others will agree.
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ECS GTS450 $85 with MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134119

whooops didn't see Australia .........in general a GTS450 is plenty for a single monitor
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True, would it be a better idea to buy a new PSU and Xfire with a 2nd 6870? i thought about it, but wasn't too sure about it, because the only game i can't max out is witcher 2, and i hardly play it
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if you have games that uses physx and want to play them you will need the card to be able to take a load of your cpu, when i had crossfire 5870s i had a dedicated physx card and i was able to play batman arkham asylum with great fps and i also liked the detail.
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True, would it be a better idea to buy a new PSU and Xfire with a 2nd 6870? i thought about it, but wasn't too sure about it, because the only game i can't max out is witcher 2, and i hardly play it
Probably a better option!
 
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thanks gunderman456 , actually, i'm just going to save up for a 6970 or even a 6990, or even just wait to see what the 7000 series has to offer, only a few months away if you listen to the rumours
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I would just save up instead of a PhysX card. You could always save for a 580 or something.
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