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post #1 of 19
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Decembers coming soon and im getting my xmas bonus, nothing big somewhere around $500.

I've been deciding what to get:
2 6850
or
1 6870+a new case
or
1 6850+new case+ 1tb hdd


I dont game a lot but would definitely like some boost in fps and better eyecandy.

my current system is on my rig. Hope you guys could help me decide on what to get and If you guys have any other suggestions im very open minded.

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I would get 1 6850+new case+ 1tb hdd since it looks like your lacking in the storage department just a little bit.

If you game a lot though I would jump on 2 6850's or a 6870
    
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6870 and a new case I say.
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Is 6870 + 1tb hdd an option?
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6870 and maybe play with a new ssd =)
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post #6 of 19
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i actually have 500gbs its just 250 at the moment since i had to RMA my other one. I game quite often, not a lot though about 3-4hrs on a weekday and on weekends anywhere from 10hrs or more.

i have been leaning more on the 2 6850's since i've read that these cards are just awesome in crossfire, but my case is just horrible no matter what and a bigger hdd isnt to shabby either.

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Is 6870 + 1tb hdd an option?
could be a possibility in that
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
6870 and maybe play with a new ssd =)
SSD's are still expensive here in my country and if i get the 6870, the only ssd i can probably pick up is 60gb one. but thanks for the idea though


but like i said i need people to help me decide on what to get
Edited by strezz - 11/3/10 at 8:28am
    
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I game quite often, not a lot though about 3-4hrs on a weekday and on weekends anywhere from 10hrs or more.

i have been leaning more on the 2 6850's since i've read that these cards are just awesome in crossfire, but my case is just horrible no matter what and a bigger hdd isnt to shabby either.
I'd consider that quite a bit of gaming

Sounds like you are tired of your case, so that sounds like a good place to put your money. If you do it right though, you could get it all.

Get the new case + 6850 when you get your bonus.

Wait for a 1tb hdd to go on sale (I got my f3 at 55, but there will probably be even better deals than that). This happens every couple weeks.

Sell your current case and 5550 after getting / installing your new case and 6850.

Using those proceeds and the money you saved on your hdd, wait for a little more disposable income / 6850s to maybe come down in price a bit and get the second for crossfire.

It wouldn't be all at once, but you could probably get a pretty good deal on all of it with smart shopping, sale of parts, and spacing it out a bit.
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post #8 of 19
I also vote the 6870 and a new case, then if you have extra, go for a bigger HDD.
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Why not 2x 6870?
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Quote:
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Why not 2x 6870?

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Edited by ironman86 - 3/21/12 at 11:01am
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