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freakin awesome man thats exactly what i need and i can save $200 and just run two gtx 550 ti! I'm gonna have a guess that at 1600x900 over 1gb of vram is not needed and i just got this monitor so i dont plan to upgrade it for a while. I was playing BF 3 @ ultra and 2xmsaa before i upgraded from my 1024x768 monitor, upgraded and boom i need to upgrade my gpu, start reading and people say my proc at stock may bottleneck a 570. Upgrade cpu or oc? i say OC, im guessing that bored is a good OC'er for my cpu, getting this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 cpu cooler. That motherboard you linked and another 550ti and another 4gigs of the same ram. Thats not all, still enough money to get my tower to! Thanks guys this helped me so much. Wish i knew about this POS mobo before i got it lol

EDIT: ok so i just noticied this board is AM3+ does that still support the phenom 2 x4 955be?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
if so is that a good board?
Also @ pc-ill i believe im just gonna run another 550ti in sli as i will save money that way and according to most bench's i have looked up 2x550ti = 570 or close to. If that board is a good one i will go with it, out of the ones you suggested which would u go for out of those 3?
Edited by Firelancer - 2/8/12 at 2:19pm
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i should also add, i wouldnt buy a video card with less than 1.5gig of vram.todays games will use every bit of 1.5 and can still use more. bf3 is a perfect example.
i would buy this if you want to spend the $300. the msi twin frozer will probably unlock to a 6970 and the black edition xfx might. i havent kept up on the brands who do and dont.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600100181%20600083901%20600095873&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

just remember to google the model number and read the reviews. according to the hardware compare, the 6950 should take the 448 core for a walk. you just dont get nvidia's physx. thats what the 550ti would be great for. wink.gif (if your psu can handle it all

*edit* just saw you posted on a ninja move.
i would still buy the biostar. you wont save a lot but it is a few bucks. and use everything you save for a full 2x4gig 1600 kit. sell all of your old non reused stuff on craigslist to get some back.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 2/8/12 at 2:22pm
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MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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So take the biostar over that gigbyte? Also on a side note i hate radeon cards so i wanna stick with nvidia. Ive seen benchmarks for a 550 ti sli 1gb running bf3 @ ultra with pretty good framerates, minimum being 30, which im ok with that. If i play bf 3 at ultra now i use 839 mb of vram on a 64 player map. I get 30fps avg, but it plumets down to 1 fps sometimes and hangs for a second before it picks back up. That could be caused by a vram limit i suppose?
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EDIT: ok so i just noticied this board is AM3+ does that still support the phenom 2 x4 955be?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514
if so is that a good board?

yeah it supports it

http://uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support.aspx

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3996&dl=1#ov
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post #96 of 151
erm I would of went with gigabyte I guess, but hey its all gravy n mash lolol.

I've only used Biostar once I think, back in the old AMD 754 days. seemed okay.

:-)

but xd has (almost) the same board... hmmm.

edit: oh and with SLI, I think you'll get double your GFX card vram, asin~ 1GB card plus 1GB card = 2GB total.
Edited by dava4444 - 2/8/12 at 2:38pm
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lachen.gif: :lachen.gif: :lachen.gif: No inb4 xd here..:lachen.gif: he already told ya..it's dangerous..what he's telling you is very true..take heed.
And umm..i'd pick biostar over gigabyte
TBH i saw this board the other day..looks very good..
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M4A785TD-V-EVO-BO-R&cat=MBB
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/8/12 at 2:42pm
 
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Ok going with the biostar, any recommendations for the ram? what manufacturer or is the adata ram i have good? i know it heard it scales better on just 2 ram dimms or should i keep the other 2 gigs in to for a total of 10 gigs? Also, that isnt an evga 550 ti, mine comes OC to 951. Would i still be able to sli with two different card manufacteres and not see any kinda of bottleneck or best to stick to same brand? Its like $10 more for the evga one just like i have over that msi.
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dava i dont think thats the case, im pretty sure in sli is just shadows the ram, i could be wrong but if it gives me 2gig of usable vram the HECK YEA! lol Like i said i run at 1600x900 so i dont use as much vram as a 1080p monitor.
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okay sorry did a bit of reading, yeah it doesn't double the vram. (bummer) frown.gif sorry.
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