Originally Posted by nuttcase21
a friend of mine has mostly the same components as you and he games flawlessly at 1920x1200 with 85 frames average, 110 peak on ultra settings(thats with dual unlocked 6950's, same board and same cpu as you). i would save the cash and just bump your cpu up to 3.8-3.9GHz, buy another 6gigs of ram on the cheap, and buy another 5870 to crossfire with in order get a little more vram in the mix. dont go out and spend $500 more on a board and chip when you can get a memory kit for $50 and a used 5870 for another $150ish.
Hmm... this is interesting. Dumb question, but, would adding a 5870 get me 1GB more of VRAM? So essentially I would have 2GB VRAM total?
Also, would an 850W Corsair be enough power to run another 5870? I also have an Auzentech Prelude 7.1 sound card in the PCI slot. An Antec 1200 case ( a lot of fans.) Would I have enough PSU power for that? And where's a good place to get a used 5870. I see some people selling stuff on the forums. Seems like a good place cause if they sold you a defective card their rep might go bad. Don't want to end up w/ a defective 5870 and no RMA. You know?