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Woo! Upgraded from Nvidia 560GTX to XFX7870

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It's always a nice time of year when we upgrade parts of our system. I feel so excited and happy about getting the card and exploring all the neat features it has to offer! I've been debating whether or not I should upgrade over the past several months and when I saw this deal on NCIX.com I just had to get it.



http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69828&vpn=FX787ACNFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1276

Cost: 259.99$
Discounts: 50$
Value of games: 120$ (Tomb Raider & BioShock)
Net: 89.99$

And I can probably sell my GTX560 for 100$ here or on eBay, so I feel like I'm really maximizing the value of this purchase! I'm so excited! I ordered it on the 7th and it already arrived this afternoon so I can look forward to a week-end of fun gaming and tweaking. I'm so blessed that my tolerates and encourages this hobby of mine smile.gif The card has a really nice feel to it - machined aluminum covering! Wow!

I've always made it a point to switch between ATI and Nvidia every time I upgrade just so I can see what each company has to offer in terms of support, features and performance. The GTX560 had its perks like PhysX and (at the time) decent ability to max the majority of settings on games. I'm glad I tried Nvidia and their features and now it's time for me to try ATI again and see what they have to offer this time around.

Hopefully with the XFX7870 I can achieve higher graphics settings on BOPSII, TR, and BioShock, Company of Heroes II, and others coming out this year I'd like to play than the GFX560 could provide. Based on the reviews, forums here on OCN, and comparisons on GPUReview.com I should expect some good gains in the vicinity of 25-35%. Yay!

I posted this a few days ago and I'll definitely post something similar for this card in the near future.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1363854/asus-gtx-560-a-closer-look
 
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8GB (DDR3; 800; 1T) 750GB (5200rpm) 14" LCD Gigabyte M6900 
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AMD PII X4 940 BE (235x14.5; 3.4 Ghz; 1.475v) ASUS M4A78-E (NB: 2585Mhz) ATI HD 7870 (3.839 GB; 1000Mhz core; 1200Mhz mem) Kingston 4G Dual Channel DDRII 940 Mhz (2x2G) 
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Western Digital WD10EZEX (1.0 TB) ASUS DVDRW +/- & BR R Scythe Ninja Cu Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 
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Congrats, glad you're enjoying the upgrade biggrin.gif

I just did the jump to a 7970 from a GTX 470, and I just got it in the mail today. So I know the feeling thumb.gif
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