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post #31 of 59
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470 won't run with my psu. 6870 is my final choice.

good choice. but look for a good deal. a used HD 6870 is worth 100 bucks atmost.
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post #32 of 59
Honestly I'm very happy with my HD6850. I vote for it, I don't know about the other cards because I don't own them.

I brought this past March and it's been able to play every game I throw at it in Eyefinity (3924x1024 resolution).

Honestly I don't know if you'll even join the triple monitor club, but encase you do you won't regret it.

Link to my GPU

Here are some screenshots/bechmarks




Lastly I plan on having triple crossfire HD6850. Yes, you read that right, from my reasearch their's only two GPU's that allow this.

This Powercolor Single Slot 6850 link
and this Biostar 6850 link. Both are hard to find (even on ebay, I've come across them on two occasions), but my satisfaction with the 6850 won't allow me to have another GPU. So Triple 6850's should last me 2 or 3 years (since most triple 5850 owners are just now looking for a worthy successor).
     
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So Triple 6850's should last me 2 or 3 years (since most triple 5850 owners are just now looking for a worthy successor).

Really? I thought that 5850's were faster than the 6850's, owing to the fact that the 5870 was AMD's fastest single card, unlike the 6870. (Odd naming.) rolleyes.gif

 
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post #35 of 59
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You can bet your ass. I do have 2 monitors already. Both same size at 1440x900 just need one more.
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whatever you do, DO NOT GET A 550ti !!

what a worthless card, that thing cant even run The Sims 3 in medium settings (1366*768) on my GFs computer.. the stupid card its pegged at 99% all the time and give you a


BREATH TAKING 12fps...
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What is your budget, or have you already purchased the HD6870?
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If you are considering the 470, look at the 560. It trades blows with the 470, plus uses less power and is quieter. While I do like my 470, sometimes I wish it was a little quieter.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/311?vs=330
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I already bought everything except the card in which I only have 110. Not a penny more. I'm waiting on response though. If you think you found something better let me know.
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Originally Posted by HAVO View Post

whatever you do, DO NOT GET A 550ti !!

what a worthless card, that thing cant even run The Sims 3 in medium settings (1366*768) on my GFs computer.. the stupid card its pegged at 99% all the time and give you a


BREATH TAKING 12fps...

Sound's like there's something wrong with it... My GTS450 had no problems maxing out hte Sims 3 with ~100 FPS, lol. Is the CPU a Sempron 145?? tongue.gif

EDIT: I'm sceptical of your accuracy... A 3450 runs the game on "medium" with more than 12FPS... The GTX550ti is more than three times faster than the GSO, too. rolleyes.gif


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