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MSI 7870 on the Egg

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So I just got really impulsive and ordered to of these MSI 7870's to run in crossfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662 . Did I make a smart buy or not so smart?
I am having a little buyers remorse, one for the money and two for not waiting on the lightning or the hawk.
Edited by navit - 3/16/12 at 5:54pm
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post #2 of 27
You are going to be bottlenecked
but really good video cards
699

review here

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/1.html
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Where are you saying my bottleneck will be at?
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CPU
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Well if these card are as low power as they say I am sure I can push it to 4.1 - 4.2 thumb.gif

I hope anyway redface.gif
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post #6 of 27
maybe doing 3DMARK11/06 you´ll see the bottleneck
post #7 of 27
Your CPU will be fine for those two cards. Bottlenecking won't be an issue.
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Cool thanks thumb.gif
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post #9 of 27
eh..not something I would've done..I hope the performance is fantastic for you! :thumb.gif:
Run 3d benches and get points for the team ph34r-smiley.gif
 
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enjoy your new cards. wish I could buy a new one frown.gif
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