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Created On: 11/20/2010 03:23 AM
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 11/20/2010 03:23 AM
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Hey guys!

I've known how to build a computer and everything for a while, but now I'm finally doing it.


Specs:

Case: HAF 932
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Optical: LITE-ON DVD/CD
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V
Processor: Phenom II x6 1090t B.E.
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600 MHz Dual Channel
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 (x1)
PSU: XFX 850w
A.M. H.S./Fan: Corsair H50


I'm planning to get another 5870 at a later time so that's why I'm getting an 850w PSU.

Does it look good? Should I get a better mobo? Suggestions are welcome.

Edited: 11/20/2010 at 04:23 AM by greed460
 11/20/2010 03:29 AM
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What size of Vram is your 5870?
If crossfiring 5870s I recommend 2gb per card's Vram.

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 11/20/2010 03:55 AM
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Yeah that is a good point.

I'm probably not going to do eyefinity, so is it even worth it to crossfire at all?

I can't really afford to crossfire the 2gb gddr5 version because I'd have to go with a 1000w+ PSU. I think I may just stick with one card.

It probably isn't worth crossfiring with only 1GB gddr5. =( Thanks for the suggestion.

Edited: 11/20/2010 at 04:18 AM by greed460
 11/20/2010 04:45 AM
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2gb per card would be a slight overkill! unless your running three 32" monitors.

Just match up your 1Gb XFX 5870 with another 1Gb 5870 and it will blow you mind.

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 11/20/2010 08:20 AM
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Yeah. I'm going to look at some benchmarks done for both of them and compare right now. Thanks for your input.
 11/20/2010 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by: greed460
I'm going to look at some benchmarks done for both of them and compare right now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/re...efinity6,2595-11.html
In Bad Company 2 the 1gb is unplayable with 6 FPS versus 43 of 2gb!

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Edited: 11/20/2010 at 10:37 AM by L4d
 11/20/2010 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by: L4d

Originally posted by: greed460

I'm going to look at some benchmarks done for both of them and compare right now.


http://www.tomshardware.com/re...y6,2595-11.html

In Bad Company 2 the 1gb is unplayable with 6 FPS versus 43 of 2gb!




Thats at 8xAA @ 5760x1080 res!!

greed460, unless your planing to use 3 or 6 monitors with eyefinity at insanly high res than theres no point going out and buying two new cards. As I said before just get your self another 1Gb 5870. on a normal 1920x1080 display (or three) thay will laugh at any game you though at them.

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Asus M4A78T-E (should be Extinct)
4Gb of Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz DDR3 (Going strong)
2x1GB 5850's (On their last lags)
Corsair HX850W (Awsome)
NZXT Phantom case (too ***** big)
 11/20/2010 03:43 PM
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Halflife games may do 300 fps. L4D got less than 150 fps.

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 11/21/2010 04:02 PM
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anything above 30 fps is playable

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NZXT Phantom case (too ***** big)
 11/26/2010 04:49 PM
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Monitors may display 240hz now?

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