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Why not just save for a 4870X2, and then add another when necessary. Also, if the system in your sig is your planned build for the summer ... may I suggest, do not get an AMD CPU. I am not a fanboy. No matter how you slice it, that will severely limit your performance in games, unless AMD pulls a magic rabbit out of the hat. And with nehalem right around the corner, AMD is poised to be all but annihilated.
I have personally run games on phenoms and C2Qs and have seen zero difference in FPS. Games are becoming less and less CPU reliant.
    
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you'd notice for 19x12 but for 3 and 4 you may as well get a gateway xhd3000 and play at 2560x1600
    
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I have personally run games on phenoms and C2Qs and have seen zero difference in FPS. Games are becoming less and less CPU reliant.
QFT games relay on video cards more than one CPu's unless you are gaming at 1024x768 or 1280 x 1024
    
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I have personally run games on phenoms and C2Qs and have seen zero difference in FPS. Games are becoming less and less CPU reliant.
Don't play much supreme commander do ya?
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Don't play much supreme commander do ya?
Once you go over 1440x900 in SuperCom, your CPU doesn't make a big difference.
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Yes I should have mentioned I tested at 1680 x 1050.
    
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Yes I should have mentioned I tested at 1680 x 1050.
Yeah Ill be playing at the res for awhile, maybe ill get a 24 inch monitor around winter
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Yeah Ill be playing at the res for awhile, maybe ill get a 24 inch monitor around winter
You're *ALMOST* doubling the amount of pixels you have to render. 1680x1050 = 1.3Mp 1920x1200 = 2Mp.
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i second the idea of just getting a '70X2 and then Xfiring it if needed. it'll be overkill @ 1680x1050, but you'll appreciate it later down the line...
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You should be able to do 'tri-crossfire' if you buy a 4870, just add a 4870X2 later. That's the way they work now - ATI cards are a bit more flexible in the multi-GPU area. Don't see why they'd remove that trick from their plate.
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