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hey ocn,

you've probably read one of my sob stories about how 19x12 is too much for my hardware but i've put a little money aside to upgrade my pc a bit

Question:
Would i benefit more from adding another 3870, or by putting a b3 phenom.

"i originally thought 3870 for sure, the prices are dropping like mad soon....."

but they've stood their ground and i can't get one for under 200+ship (usually $25)

so i'm beginning to think that for the same ammount i could try my hand at a phenom and have some overclocking fun (or frustration)

what do you guys think?

any other suggestions around the $250 mark?


PS: i have namrac's X-fi Xtrememusic on it's way to my house and i want to wait a bit for internal bluray drives to mature before buying one so those are out.
    
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I thought I saw a thread on here about how BluRay died recently.

It all depends on what's more important to you. But it sounds like graphics performance is the priority, so I would go with the video card.
post #3 of 13
CF definitely!

A quad will not do anything except bloat your benchmarks.
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will a 3600+ allow the CF to reach its potential? I personally think not
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will a 3600+ allow the CF to reach its potential? I personally think not

It'll be fine at his res.
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crossfire will benefit you the most for sure especially at that res.
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It'll be fine at his res.
Grunion, a single 3870 isn't powerful enough for 1920 x 1200 res?
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Crossfire that 3870.
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I would say CPU. Either AMD or Intel. If it is Intel, get a E7xxx (around May) with a P35 board.
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Grunion, a single 3870 isn't powerful enough for 1920 x 1200 res?
I don't think so, not if you want some decent eyecandy.
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