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Old February 7, 2009, 10:45 AM
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I'd suggest you get a 2x2GB kit of RAM. Espeically if you plan to OC. Firstly, you'll be able to run dual-channel so you instantly will have way more memory bandwidth compared to your current 3x1GB setup (single channel), and also it reduces the stress on the northbridge so OC'ing your CPU will be a bit easier.

Also, if you can't afford to get a new PSU, I think the HD4850 or 9800GTX+ would be wiser because I dislike using those molex-to-PCIe power adapters, especially if the PSU rails are setup poorly.

And well I don't think a HD4870 or GTX260 is going to perform all that well with a stock E6300. Sure you can OC that E6300 some but it's hard to say when you outcome will be.

Unfortunately your motherboard doesn't support any 45nm dual-cores because I was going to suggest getting a E7200 or something but you can't.
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Are you from Iceland?
No he's from Estonia, what gave you the idea that he was from Iceland?
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* Yes, i'm from Estonia.
* I'm don't think i'm have enough money to buy a a whole new memory set, i'll just get one more stick.
* My next upgrade would be a new PSU, Mobo and CPU. It might take a year but after that i think it's all good and i won't change it for another 2 years..
* I'm actually kinda looking if maybe i can find the GTX 260 core 216 version in Estonia for a similar price because people say it outperforms the 4870 and 100mb of memory difference on those cards doesn't change much on performance i think..

Which one would you pick:

ATI ASUTEK 4870 1GB for 3700.-
NVIDIA PALIT GTX 260 SP216 PCI-E 896mb for 4000.-
CLUB 3D GTX 260 SP216 PCI-E 896 MB GDDR3 for 4200.-

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never heard of club 3D. I'd go for the palit
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Old February 8, 2009, 02:47 AM
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CLUB 3D is a graphics/soundcard company based out The Netherlands Phobia

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I like the Asus 4870 1GB DK one for its price and excellent cooler and if you intend on staying with a crossfire board you can always add a second one later on for better performance.

As for the GTX260 its a solid card and at times does best the 4870 if you can find one in the same price range than I am all for it, but you will loose the option of crossfire.

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Old February 9, 2009, 10:19 AM
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Hey guys. What do you think of this one? Shipping frres are a little high but it is definetly the cheapest one: http://www.pixmania.com/ee/ee/163712...-gb-gddr5.html

The problem also is that if it's anything like this (but the pictures are different), then it only has 1800 mem clock instead of 3600 of ASUTEK:

VGA 1GB GDDR5 PCIE16 HD4870/D.SL 11133-04-20R SML SAPPHIRE - 3802EEK : Minupood
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Old February 9, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Of the 3 you have here I would still stick with Asus, the warranty is longer than Sapphire, better cooling, and slightly better support even though its more expensive.

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