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Im upgrading my pc soon in about 3 weeks this is going to be the specs i think.
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX
2x 4890 crossfire
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333- has cool green and reg leds that speed up with usage.
And the new AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

I have read about the NB issue but it is a fairly easy fix right?
And i am asking if my power supply can hadle this stuff again lol. I have had 3 power supplies go poof- only 1 was because it was too weak though.
my psu- 850w 2 12v at 30amps
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post #2 of 9
No point in upgrading now when Bulldozer comes out the end of this year/beginning of next year. Also try to sell your 4890 and buy a 5850 instead of buying another 4890 because DX11 is sweet.
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If you are not concerned about DX11 then I would say stick with the 2 HD4890's. The HD4890 outperforms the HD5770 and 2 HD5770's scale to just about 1 HD5870. If DX11 is a concern then I would suggest going with with either a HD5830 (to cut cost a bit) or snag an HD5850.

An 850w PSU should be more than enough to handle the setup you are thinking about. What exact PSU model is it? The only thing I can see as a hinderance would be the the 30amp +12v rail. Is it a dual or quad +12v rail?
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post #4 of 9
It looks like a nice upgrade. I suppose you Xfire 2 4890s because you already have one, if not a 5850 may be a better bet.
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it is two rails
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post #6 of 9
two 4890s are beastly

i think you should go with those.

my only recommendation would be getting a 965 for now and then selling it and getting a bulldozer chip when they come out.
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Looks good.What brand/model PSU?They vary greatly so it does matter.
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post #8 of 9
2x4890=5870 2x5770=5870 get a 5870
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2 5770s are the best choice, but 5850s are currently the best price/performance card because they are slightly less powerfull than 2 5770s, but when you get the money to crossfire them they are beastly
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