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Old October 1, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Cool New upgrade final to (Ati card showup)

Hello this is a final for the Ati card showup
SO i decided on the MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 one i got it at a killer special
and i replaced my no name brand fans with new cooler master bearing fans the result=
if it wasn't for the lights i would not have known my pc had started up WISPER quiet!
The performance (NOTE i have not upgraded my cpu etc just the gfx):
Dragon age 2 on same settings a 30 fps increase O.o
Battle field bad company 2 was the only let down but it my cpu
Assassins Creed brother hood on medium and full resolution (1600 by 900 and Vsync on) i got up to 71 FPS where the max i got before was 25
This card is a beast wow i recommend it to all if ur on a tight budget!
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Old October 1, 2011, 04:09 PM
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If you're on a tight budget, the 460 is still the best card for your buck.
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Old October 1, 2011, 05:16 PM
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If you're on a tight budget, the 460 is still the best card for your buck.
+1 NCIXUS had the hawk at 99$ last week!
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Old October 1, 2011, 05:57 PM
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While a gtx 460 is a good value, given that one has a 500W PSU and a 6pin pcie.

But for those prebuild systems that comes with 300w-400w psu. A x670 is a great and hassle free upgrade for some mild gaming.
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Old October 2, 2011, 03:45 AM
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i have upgraded already and i love this card down here guys the gtx 460 is almost double what i paid for the 6670 sooo jeah i am now looking at a deal my friend company going to offer me a athlon x 4 645 with a am3 board asus and 4gb ram kingston 16000mhz for the price of a sigle i5 2500k cpu alone. I am really considering it what you think?
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Old October 2, 2011, 05:55 AM
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i am now looking at a deal my friend company going to offer me a athlon x 4 645 with a am3 board asus and 4gb ram kingston 16000mhz for the price of a sigle i5 2500k cpu alone. I am really considering it what you think?
That actually looks like a BAD deal if you're talking used parts - assuming you're talking $215 or so for the 2500k, you can do better (for gaming) with a new CPU / Mobo / RAM:

Newegg.ca - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100
Newegg.ca - MSI H61M-P23 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3S8N9K2/4G

An Athlon II is weaker than a Core i3 in most gaming situations because of its lack of shared cache between cores, not to mention that Sandy Bridge processors are far ahead of AMD's current offerings in terms of performance / clock.

What are you upgrading from?
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Old October 5, 2011, 11:04 AM
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My system is horrible i am upgrading from a intel celeron 2.20 ghz e1500 dual core intel foxconn g31 mxp and 2gig 667mhz ram jeah really bad
but my friend offered to buy my board ram cpu and a few other stuff like my old gfx and i can come up to about R1200 / 150 $ so i am lending 62$ from my brother then i can afford a brand new athlon 2 x4 board and 4gb ram or a intel core 2 quad 8200 2.33 ghz and board and ram 4gb
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