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Hi everyone. I am new to this forum, just joined today. I have recently been saving up and started building myself PC with gaming in mind. This is my current setup:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4GHz
MSI 890GXM-G65 Mobo
2x Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9 1.5V
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
Coolermaster Elite 370 with 5 Blue LED 120mm Case Fans
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler
Coolermaster GX650Watt (604Watt Efficiency)

I am buying my new screen and graphics card next month, but there are so many cards, I really just don't know what to get..

I have been thinking of getting one of the following:

Sapphire HD6870
ASUS HD6850 Direct CU
Inno3D GTX560 Ti
Club3D HD6850 Overclocked Edition

..or even going for two Sapphire HD5770's..

I would like to hear your opinions in what would work best with my system.

Thanks in advance for all your help and advice.

Regards
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post #2 of 18
6850 150$ AR+promo code for sure , and u can crossfire down the road , the scaling is amazing nearly 95% on all games , beats GTX 580 in alot of games (300$vs500$)
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post #3 of 18
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Hmm, yeah I have thought about that, but wouldn't I have to get a better PSU then? Looks like a really good card, and a lot of people have recommended it on other sites. For I am also adding two Seagate 2TB SATA3 Drives.
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post #4 of 18
I'd go for the Sapphire HD6870.
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post #5 of 18
6850 only draws 140w at full load , so CF would be 280-300w max , ur PSU is enought
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post #6 of 18
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@Poenixlight

Hey. I see you have a system very much like mine. How do you perform in games and stuff? Are you happy with your buy? Sorry I know it's a noob question, haha, but I buy a PC once every three years and I'd hope to get the most out of my R12 000 PC (I live in South Africa, so it's about 1300$ to 1500$, WAY more expensive than overseas and what you guys pay for stuff and I still get from one of the cheapest resellers in SA, if not the cheapest).

I would pay round about 280$ to 320$ for an HD6870 here.
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post #7 of 18
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@RabbitGT

Ah I see. Well thanks for the info. I am also looking at overclocking my 965 BE. That motherboard I have, has an auto OC switch with options of 10%, 15% and 20%. Should I use that function or rather OC using the BIOS or software?
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post #8 of 18
do your research on overclocking then OC using BIOS and FSB , it has best result
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post #9 of 18
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Yeah, will do. Just wanted to hear some opinion on that auto OC switch on the mobo. But thanks.
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@Poenixlight

Hey. I see you have a system very much like mine. How do you perform in games and stuff? Are you happy with your buy? Sorry I know it's a noob question, haha, but I buy a PC once every three years and I'd hope to get the most out of my R12 000 PC (I live in South Africa, so it's about 1300$ to 1500$, WAY more expensive than overseas and what you guys pay for stuff and I still get from one of the cheapest resellers in SA, if not the cheapest).

I would pay round about 280$ to 320$ for an HD6870 here.
It performs quite well in the games that I play, my most played game is Dawn of War 2 (currently playing in the retribution beta) and with everything set to ultra at 1920x1080 I get 35~ FPS. In other games like Fallout New Vegas I can play it with most things at max (usually turn down shadows) with 30-40FPS. I can max portal and Alien Swarm out with 4xMSAA and 2xAF with 38~FPS. The only game that I struggle with is Napoleon Total War online in 4v4 matches with ultra unit sizes but it looks like you're going to be overclocking the CPU which will help in games like that.
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