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If you can deal with the heat and noise of the fans its definitely worth it.Crossfire scaling is amazing and with that cpu bottlenecks shouldn't be an issue either .


I have a 6850 I was going to temporarily use for crossfire. But I ended up opting out of it when I was told that my 6870 would end up running at the same levels as my 6850 in crossfire. Plus I want to put water blocks on both of them and add them to my loop. Not sure if I was going to use full blocks or just universal one with heatinks. Depends on the prices once I'm ready to do it. I might just add the 6850 for now. And just keep looking till I can get a decent priced 6870 to match mine then put them both under water. I'll tell you one thing though. I love building rigs. I've been doing it for along time. Ever since the pentium pro days. The one thing that slows me down on the building and I'm sure is the same with alot other other people is the money. If I had alil more extra spending cash I'd do it right right from the begining and call it a day till I am ready for my next rig. Which usually is about every 6 months. Thanks for the info though buddy. thumb.gif
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I had IceQTurbo 6850's in crossfire for almost 6 mos-I LOVE THEM!
I swapped for 6870's under water,but may consider backslide to HIS cards if XFX's smoke...
I hope you enjoy the 6870 flavor!
I suggest an add'l fan in front of cards(back of HDD rack) OR a PULLER fan outside case(ghetto/velcro/wWE)
A side fan blowing directly on cards might also helpful.
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Arrow0309-
I had IceQTurbo 6850's in crossfire for almost 6 mos-I LOVE THEM!
I swapped for 6870's under water,but may consider backslide to HIS cards if XFX's smoke...
I hope you enjoy the 6870 flavor!
I suggest an add'l fan in front of cards(back of HDD rack) OR a PULLER fan outside case(ghetto/velcro/wWE)
A side fan blowing directly on cards might also helpful.

Once I get my hands on another 6870 I'll be putting water blocks on them. As for fans I have 2-120's in the front blowing intake through a 120 radiator,1-120 rear for exhaust,2-top exhaust through a 240 radiator. So I hope that will be enough. If it's not I'll fabricate a bracket somehow to blow across the gpu's or I can have Dwood make me a backplate for the second card with a fan mount added to it since I already have one of his backplates on my 6870. He is awesome at what he does. thumb.gif
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heres my results biggrin.gif It says im only using 1 GPU though thinking.gif

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Arrow0309-
I had IceQTurbo 6850's in crossfire for almost 6 mos-I LOVE THEM!
I swapped for 6870's under water,but may consider backslide to HIS cards if XFX's smoke...
I hope you enjoy the 6870 flavor!
I suggest an add'l fan in front of cards(back of HDD rack) OR a PULLER fan outside case(ghetto/velcro/wWE)
A side fan blowing directly on cards might also helpful.

Once I get my hands on another 6870 I'll be putting water blocks on them. As for fans I have 2-120's in the front blowing intake through a 120 radiator,1-120 rear for exhaust,2-top exhaust through a 240 radiator. So I hope that will be enough. If it's not I'll fabricate a bracket somehow to blow across the gpu's or I can have Dwood make me a backplate for the second card with a fan mount added to it since I already have one of his backplates on my 6870. He is awesome at what he does. thumb.gif

Used to have all of these fans + a bottom fan and a positive pressure case.
Now I'm waiting for my 6870Hawk to return (from the rma). madsmiley.png
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What sort of FPS do you guys get in these games @ 1920x1080?

Skyrim
BF3

I have a single 6870 (HIS reference) but I can't run Skyrim on Ultra. I play it on High with 4x/4x and get 50+ fps.
    
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What sort of FPS do you guys get in these games @ 1920x1080?
Skyrim
BF3
I have a single 6870 (HIS reference) but I can't run Skyrim on Ultra. I play it on High with 4x/4x and get 50+ fps.

Skyrim just ran pretty poorly on 6xxx line. For instance, the 7770 which normally runs a touch slower than the 6850 is 75% faster in Skyrim. Sauce. My old 6850 would run about 40-50 on high and drop down to 20-30 in "those spots". My new 7850 flies like a dream through the game.
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What sort of FPS do you guys get in these games @ 1920x1080?
Skyrim
BF3
I have a single 6870 (HIS reference) but I can't run Skyrim on Ultra. I play it on High with 4x/4x and get 50+ fps.
i have twin frozr II card. At stock you can play bf3 smoothly at high settings with no AA. You are lucking if you are getting 50+fps. My processor needs to change. I have a amd phenom II x4 3.6ghz.

I have an intel i5 3570k but need to buy a mobo for it.
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I have a 6850 I was going to temporarily use for crossfire. But I ended up opting out of it when I was told that my 6870 would end up running at the same levels as my 6850 in crossfire. Plus I want to put water blocks on both of them and add them to my loop. Not sure if I was going to use full blocks or just universal one with heatinks. Depends on the prices once I'm ready to do it. I might just add the 6850 for now. And just keep looking till I can get a decent priced 6870 to match mine then put them both under water. I'll tell you one thing though. I love building rigs. I've been doing it for along time. Ever since the pentium pro days. The one thing that slows me down on the building and I'm sure is the same with alot other other people is the money. If I had alil more extra spending cash I'd do it right right from the begining and call it a day till I am ready for my next rig. Which usually is about every 6 months. Thanks for the info though buddy. thumb.gif
Why not use it? 2x6850 is good than single 6870.
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Why not use it? 2x6850 is good than single 6870.
^could not agree more.
@chino1974.even if the 6870 runs at 6850 levels when paired with one(not sure about that) you can easily run the 6850 at the same clocks as the 6870.and two overclocked 6850's will kill a single 6870 even overclocked.Plus if you use the 6870 as your main card you won't have a performance drop in the few games that don't support crossfire.I know even at the same clocks the 6850 can't keep up with the 6870 but its still best to run them at the same clocks.In most situations the 6850's overclock better so it should be able to at least match the overclock of your 6870. Personally I don't know how you resisted I would have put it in there just to have a reason to poke around my rig.for example at one point i had both my 6850's a gtx260 for physx and a 9600gso for a tv card just cause i could.any reason to open this thing up.I even take everything apart down to the motherboard once a month and clean just to keep the dust down.
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