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post #1 of 26
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Check my system

I'm just looking for card(s) that will last me until i upgrade my entire system, probably in 3 or 4 years maybe less.

I dont want anything to OTT, I'm selling my 5770 and planning to make use of the X-Fire capability of my system.

I got an 8400GS 512MB for £20 just so I can use my pc in the meanwhile.

What do you think? I'm not changing any more parts just gonna ride it out until i need a whole new setup.

I'm thinking 1 x 5970 now and another one in the future, or would my CPU be too slow for two of them?
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post #2 of 26
your cu is fine for a pair of 5970's, I would go 480 or 570 though
    
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post #3 of 26
Get a couple 6950's. They are a bang for the buck right now. They scale incredibly.
post #4 of 26
Get any one of these:
1> hd6950 x2
2> hd6870 x2
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post #5 of 26
I'd of just bought another cheap 5770 for x-fire and then bought a 7000 series GPU when they release...
post #6 of 26
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But i'm thinking my CPU will bottleneck such high end cards?
cant overclock it any higher without getting a new cooling system
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post #7 of 26
I would go with a set of 6870s on your Rig
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
your cu is fine for a pair of 5970's, I would go 480 or 570 though
No it's not, His CPU is no were near good enough for a single 5970 let alone 2 of them.
post #9 of 26
3-4 years? Get top end now (GTX 580). It's probably going to be "just fine" in 2-3 years. If you go with something less, you'll be upgrading sooner than your 3-4 year timeframe.
post #10 of 26
It is hard to say because of the time frame - 3 or 4 year. Just giving a thought on what a high-end GPU cost 2 years ago. You have a 65NM quad, which may be an issue if you get a 590. I would go for a 6870 or 6950 for now.
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