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Old January 16, 2011, 10:56 AM
HMFlol HMFlol is offline
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Location: Halifax, NS
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Default Upgrading from Crossfired HD 4850's

Hey all,

My poor little 512MB HD 4850's are dying, and as such the wife has told me that I should purchase a new video card... and actually buy a good one. Yay!

Currently I am running:

Asus Rampage Formula X48 mobo
Q9450 @ 3.2 Ghz
8GB DDR2 800 Mhz
WD 6400AAKS 640GB HD
22" LG L227WTG Monitor (1680x1050)

I've felt like my 4850's have always kind of underperformed and have been the bottle neck of my computer. I've been patiently waiting until they started to die so that I can buy a new card. One of them now runs at load at around 95 C, and I can't really turn up AA or shadows in games anymore. D:

I am thinking of picking up a HD 6950 as a replacement. I would look at nVidia, but having a X48 mobo, if I wanted to run dual cards in the future, which I probably will, it would be a waste.

Everything I have seen on the 6950 has been pretty positive, and the price is within my budget, so that is what I'm leaning towards.

What are your thoughts?

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