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post #1 of 16
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hi everyone
there selling 5870's for £165, at a store near my house
should i spend £550 on 2 6970's or should i spend 330 on 2 5870
i will be able to afford them either way an i wont be buyin antrhing till january
so i guess what am asking is
which one would be a wiser investment?
post #2 of 16
Well neither would be a wise investment with your current cpu
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5870 imo but if money is no problem get the 6970s ofc. It really depends what u do but 2x 5870s will play any game out right now and then some.

u would need a new cpu ofc tho
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its for my new build i been saving for a while now i got about £1200 for it so far
post #5 of 16
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an i might get the 5870's just because of how cheap they are.
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What PSU do you, or will you, have?
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post #7 of 16
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i have a 750w but i am thinkin ill need an upgrade for my new system so i will be gettin an 850w or 1000w
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Originally Posted by ckybam3 View Post
5870 imo but if money is no problem get the 6970s ofc. It really depends what u do but 2x 5870s will play any game out right now and then some.

u would need a new cpu ofc tho
it doesn't matter if be buys Quad SLI GTX580.
his CPU is a huge bottle neck.
    
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If it's a well known name psu like Corsair, then your fine as is with it crossfiring either 6970's or 5870s.

I crossfired two 5970s with my current psu no problem and that's a 850w.
    
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
If it's a well known name psu like Corsair, then your fine as is with it crossfiring either 6970's or 5870s.

I crossfired two 5970s with my current psu no problem and that's a 850w.
thanks. lookin at your specs, i think i will get an 850w psu, the only problem is will that work with the XSPC watercooling kit?
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