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Old 11-18-10, 10:22 PM Thread Starter   #1
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4870 upgrade


Hey Guys,
I decided its time to upgrade my graphics card recently and there are two options.
1. get another 4870 512mb and set up CF for around $40-$70 from some guy
2. buy 2 6870 and set up CF for $350 from some other guy
3. get a 5870 from ebay for $400-$550

My monitor is 1600x1050 and i dont play to upgrade it anytime soon
Cpu is Q6600 OC to 3.2GHz
8GB 833MHz ram
Windows 7 X64

I'm leaning towards the first option as its the cheapest, however if the other two options offer considerable improvements over 4870 512mb CF I would consider them as well.

I guess the question is: would my system utilize the full potential of option 2 and 3 without bottlenecking with the Q6600 and thus paying a large amount for not too much improvement.
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Old 11-18-10, 10:36 PM   #2
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if 3. get a 5870 from ebay for $400-$550
i would say hold your god damn horses till the 69** series comes out

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Old 11-18-10, 10:56 PM Thread Starter   #3
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i would imagine the cost of buying a 69xx series card to be a bit on the expensive side.
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