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So i thought i would throw this out there....im thinking about upgradeing to toy around with a new system and thought i might go with a BD 8120. Ya i know its not the best processor but the overclocking ability on it just looks great...so i thought i might mess around with it alittle....

Anyways this is what im thinking about doing...picking up a BD 8120 and a tri Crossfire setup with 3 6950's? What do you all think? Do you think sticking with the 6950's in a tri crossfire will last me a good long time?

I figured it would let me tinker around for along time..and make a great server down the road..thoughts? and be nice...i know theres a lot of BD hate...
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Hmmm. Well, in terms of performance/$, no, it's absolutely not worth it. If you just want to play with overclocking and benching, sure, but that's a rather expensive toy. Triple 6950's will perform well but you also need to consider airflow and power consumption... and what a ***** it'll be to replace them.
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well pricing it out....i can get 3 cards for ruffing about 230-260 a piece depending on the models. I havent had a tri setup ever and since im coming into a few monitors from my dad i figured why not look into a nice big setup...

Ther perfrmance on those should last forever...or atleast long enough for me to get some good fun out of them. As for airflow, i do have the antec 1200, all fans working and set to high as well as most of the time i do run it without the side door on just because i like to tinker. My power supply is an antec 1200 and what a beast it is, so im sure that should be plenty and if its not...well then ill be jumping up to something with a bigger pair...lol smile.gif

as for the BD 8120....i just want to get my hands on one of these for overclocking and see what i can do.
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correct me if im wrong but 6950(2gb) x3 = still 2gb of vram so... it might not? suffice if you are gaming on multiple monitors..

 

with the cost of 3 of those cards ( almost $700) ya can invest into a gfx that has at least 3gb vram... 

such as 3gb 580 / or any of the newly dropped AMD 7950/ 7970

 

 

 

/2cents.

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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

correct me if im wrong but 6950(2gb) x3 = still 2gb of vram so... it might not? suffice if you are gaming on multiple monitors..

with the cost of 3 of those cards ( almost $700) ya can invest into a gfx that has at least 3gb vram... 
such as 3gb 580 / or any of the newly dropped AMD 7950/ 7970



/2cents.

Definitely this. If you're going to try Eyefinity on 3 1080p screens, 2GB VRAM per card won't cut it for certain games, including BF3. My pair of unlocked 6950's are already utilizing 1.6GB per card at 2560x1600 + Ultra + FXAA in BF3.
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