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post #1 of 32
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Birthday is soon. I thought about getting clothes for once.. Heh.

So.

SSD

or

Another 5850?
post #2 of 32
I would get an SSD,You will love one.Btw you can always update your card and maybe get another 5850 next year,
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post #3 of 32
I have both.

The SSD will be cheaper, and make your boot time nice and fast.
But, for gaming, the CrossfireX 5850 will rock your FPS.
post #4 of 32
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See that's where I'm stuck. Crazy FPS in games vs crazy performance in Windows.

post #5 of 32
SSD. I think you would apperciate it more in the long run.
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I would recommend a nice SSD, but if you HONESTLY need another 5870? Then jump the gun. Happy early birthday.
    
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post #7 of 32
Coming from someone that runs a hd5850, what more do you need on your resolution?

An ssd will make windows/games a bit snappier, while saving you the heat of a dual gpu setup (and the headaches with the drivers/lack of game support).

So.. my vote would be a ssd, until you up your resolution! (maybe ask for 2 more monitors for your bday )
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post #8 of 32
Was thinking the same as above. With a 5870 I cant see any reason for another in games, benchmarks maybe. So I would go with SSD. I know a 5850 isnt too far off.
post #9 of 32
5870? where the hell did that come from lol

he's running a 5850, but yeah. not that big of a dif.

i would go ssd.

fps is limited to your monitor isnt it?
    
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+1 for the SSD. Performance gain is just too awesome to pass up.
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