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Poll Results: Should i buy the ATI radeon HD 5970 for 225 (or 250) used?

 
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    Papa smurf says yes!
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    hells to the no >=[
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post #51 of 153
Best of luck then, I likely won't be able to swing my pair of those till summer or so, hope it's kick ass. thumb.gif
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post #52 of 153
Yeah I would do it that's a steal as long as it's working well and fits okay in your case. Good find.
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lol a foot long monster + an Antec 300? time for some cutting =]
    
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post #54 of 153
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i had one, the drivers are HELL.....

I have to agree. AMD's drivers are just horrid. My laptop AMD drivers are always flaky and My buddy also always goes ATI/AMD and has issues with drivers. I much prefer Nvidia for that reason. But to answer your question, yes that's a very good price on a 5970. Once you get a driver suite that works well don't upgrade your drivers again until you NEED to.
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No. It's to much for what you need

Lol. I have one, my monitor is 1366x768 WIN!



I'd just get it. It is a rocking card, and I've had no problems with it so far.

And yes. This card is freaking huge. My NZXT Phantom has 2 inches left of clearance. it's 12.4" long.
Imagine a foot long subway sandwich sitting there. Comparable to the size.
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post #56 of 153
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Lol. I have one, my monitor is 1366x768 WIN!
I'd just get it. It is a rocking card, and I've had no problems with it so far.
And yes. This card is freaking huge. My NZXT Phantom has 2 inches left of clearance. it's 12.4" long.
Imagine a foot long subway sandwich sitting there. Comparable to the size.

TROLOLOLOL do you play 16bit super mario too?
yeh i have a 5830 card in mine, the reference one based on the 5870, its about 11 inches long with little under an inch to spare before running into the hard drive cage, im just holding my foot long ruler to the side panel of the case and thinking of what the best way to cut the case is. i still hate on antec a bit for using such a hard steel on their cases >.<
    
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TROLOLOLOL do you play 16bit super mario too?
yeh i have a 5830 card in mine, the reference one based on the 5870, its about 11 inches long with little under an inch to spare before running into the hard drive cage, im just holding my foot long ruler to the side panel of the case and thinking of what the best way to cut the case is. i still hate on antec a bit for using such a hard steel on their cases >.<</div>

No, I play doom. You don't realize how awesome it is, playing a game made for a 33MHz Single threaded processor on a 3.3GHz Quad core. And having 2048x the VRAM recommended. 19000 FPS can be pretty sweet. lol


I would just get a new case. I really hate the idea of cutting into your case just so something will fit.
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post #58 of 153
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No, I play doom. You don't realize how awesome it is, playing a game made for a 33MHz Single threaded processor on a 3.3GHz Quad core. And having 2048x the VRAM recommended. 19000 FPS can be pretty sweet. lol
I would just get a new case. I really hate the idea of cutting into your case just so something will fit.

lol i dont mind because i have already modded the crap out of this case, i dont plan on selling it, in fact im keeping this system f0r3v3r! its probably the first build iv done by myself from purchase to assembly, i had a few builds before this, but they were assembled by someone else and i only got to tinker with it.
    
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Do it smart, don't do it like my buddy did when he got a 6990, he just pulled out the hack saw and went to it on the HDD rack. It looks like crap up close, if he just shaved a bit off where the hdd trays clip he could have slid it in smoothly with a few mm clearance and it wouldn't have looked so bad. If you zoom in on the image you can see the metal bent back into the hdd mount in line with the gpu faintly.
I'm kicking myself for not taking a before picture it was awful, cables were drapped over the gpu, the water cooler wasn't even in the case, it was used leaning against the gpu outside because "There was no place to mount it", he had 3 sticks of dual channel ram in a amd board, and EVERY mobo feature/overclock button/switch he could find turned on on the Crosshair V mobo, ONLY the 120MM fan on the top was plugged in, the one on the back and front were unplugged, it was a gong show.
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Yeap my foot, and my ****ty ass floor, neat little case though, good for non-dual gpu card rigs
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i guess i should do a google sketchup of what to do =/
    
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