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post #1 of 51
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Won some money on the superbowl and looking for a solid upgrade for ~$500

Edit: Decided on another 570. Thank you everyone for your input.
Edited by CRosko42 - 2/8/11 at 7:40pm
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post #2 of 51
Another 570 and SSD are going to be your biggest performance boost..
That gets my vote
post #3 of 51
I would say get a phantom with the rasa RS360 kit plus 4gb more of ram or another display to add one.
post #4 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
Another 570 and SSD are going to be your biggest performance boost..
That gets my vote
^^^ I seconded that. I just built my machine lastnight and just the SSD alone is amazing. SLI 570 will be great as well.
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quad 955 may bottleneck 570 SLI ...
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post #6 of 51
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quad 955 may bottleneck 570 SLI ...
I doubt it. Not if he is overclocked.
post #7 of 51
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quad 955 may bottleneck 570 SLI ...
It wont bottleneck much if at all..
If he was running DDR2 memory I would worry.
But with a 3.6 ghz+ overclock, his CPU will be fine
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quad 955 may bottleneck 570 SLI ...
Who cares you still destroy games 100+ fps
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post #9 of 51
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RabbitGT View Post
quad 955 may bottleneck 570 SLI ...
Even at 4.2?

I know intel is faster, but at 4.2 I remember seeing a tomshardware article showing at 1920x1080+ the cpu difference from amd to intel is only worth a few fps...
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post #10 of 51
buy the same screen or buy 2 17 inch screen for surround and left for SSD
since you cant game on a 21.5"..
thats small too small
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