Originally Posted by olli3
Depends what she want's to use it for? If she is going to do any gaming on it I'd be tempted to go for a 6870 since you can get them really cheap if you shop around and they will handle most games well.
On a side note, you can add extra rig's at the bottom of your signature in your settings if you wanted to (in case you didn't know you could).
+rep fixed thank you
It will still be a gaming rig of course, Although the resolution she will be playing on is undecided may or may not get a new monitor, I was originally gonna give this current build to her and upgrade to 2011, but ivy bridge looks promising so I may wait a little as I don't like doing builds very often. With that in mind there's no telling how long she may have the build for, and if I monitor upgrade she'll get this one or if I can find a good deal ill prolly get her a new one, for now though it will just be a 17" 1280x1024 monitor nothing fancy.
Also the board is Xfire ready so xfire is a viable option, As I would like to get as much performance out of it as possible. Resale value isn't to big a deal as I have plenty of people to resell parts to (Friends/Family). All i'm worried about is when ill hit that bottleneck wall and how close to it I can get? If I can run 2 67xx with a tiny bottleneck and it will outperform a single 68xx Series which hasn't reached a bottleneck then I will.