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hey everyone, need some help. building a new system and want some input. I have a crosshair iv formula board, and i am getting a new 555 phenom and 4gb ram. Now i also have a 512mb gigabyte 4670, should i get another for crossfire(only $65 w/free shipping) or go with a new gpu under about $110? it will be used to game on 1920X1200 on a 24" monitor. What would you do??
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what games do you play? Do u want to max them? also what is a budget for getting all new card since those arent very good at all
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In general 2x 4670's are equal to a HD4850, sometimes a bit better, sometimes worse. So definately better than a HD5670.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/159...ire/index.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...D_5670/29.html
This.
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for 100$ish you can get 2 good used 9800GT or similiar. I would personally go for a 460GTX for future upgrades
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Hey man, the 4670 even in crossfire won't be enough to effectively push 1920 resolutions both 1080 and 1200. Even on medium graphics it would struggle with almost all modern and yesterdays games. For 115$ you can pick up a brand new GTS 450 or for 130$ I'd highly recommend getting a 5770...they will hold their own at 1920 and if in time you chose to CF...the 5770 are the new 8800GT when it comes to multi gpu setups...they are AWESOME at scaling and VERY power effective...plus u get dx11. My recommendation would be 130$ for a 5770 but if that's out of the range...115$ is the GTS 450 which can handle a nice overclock.
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hey smartass, i was asking if i should spend $65 on another 4670 or spend $110 on a new gpu...not what they equal to. next time read the post before you make a dumbass out of yourself.
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Hey man, the 4670 even in crossfire won't be enough to effectively push 1920 resolutions both 1080 and 1200. Even on medium graphics it would struggle with almost all modern and yesterdays games. For 115$ you can pick up a brand new GTS 450 or for 130$ I'd highly recommend getting a 5770...they will hold their own at 1920 and if in time you chose to CF...the 5770 are the new 8800GT when it comes to multi gpu setups...they are AWESOME at scaling and VERY power effective...plus u get dx11. My recommendation would be 130$ for a 5770 but if that's out of the range...115$ is the GTS 450 which can handle a nice overclock.
I second the 5770 I had the 4770s and they scale well. The 5770s are def the best budget card. That being said Id spend the money now and get a 6870 then crossfire another down the road if necessary. you can prob find one for right around 200 if you looked hard enough.

This card will in fact play full hd. I wouldnt even think about cfing those crappy 4670s tbh.
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Hey man, the 4670 even in crossfire won't be enough to effectively push 1920 resolutions both 1080 and 1200. Even on medium graphics it would struggle with almost all modern and yesterdays games. For 115$ you can pick up a brand new GTS 450 or for 130$ I'd highly recommend getting a 5770...they will hold their own at 1920 and if in time you chose to CF...the 5770 are the new 8800GT when it comes to multi gpu setups...they are AWESOME at scaling and VERY power effective...plus u get dx11. My recommendation would be 130$ for a 5770 but if that's out of the range...115$ is the GTS 450 which can handle a nice overclock.
ty, now that is a well thought out opinion, and one i would prob take. again thanks. im trying to stay ati since my board crossfires. gonna go look for a decent priced 5770
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ty, now that is a well thought out opinion, and one i would prob take. again thanks. im trying to stay ati since my board crossfires. gonna go look for a decent priced 5770
consider spending the extra for a 6870 man. Its a much much better card and they scale amazingly. Better than the 5770 I believe.
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consider spending the extra for a 6870 man. Its a much much better card and they scale amazingly. Better than the 5770 I believe.
there is a powercolor for only $180 open box right now on newegg...im eyeing it lol
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