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Old January 24, 2011, 09:29 AM
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ok guys i purchased a gamepad from best direct that was discontinued so now i have some credit with them and am thinking about slightly upgrading my gpu setup as i need a little more power from my graphics card.

currently i am using a PC 512mb 5670 and its for gaming at 1360 by 768. It run most games that i play 100% with the exception of crysis warhead and massive sandbox games like GTA. my goal be able to run any game at 1360 by 768 with 100% settings.

I was origninally going to(still might) purcahse this saphire 5670 for 75$ to run a crossfire setup Buy SAPPHIRE [11168-02-20R] Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 775MHZ 512MB 4GHZ PCI-E VGA DVI HDMI Lite Retail Video Card but i jsut recently came across a 4830 for 60$ that i feel might get the job done even cheaper without crossfire Buy PowerColor [AX4830 512MD3] Powercolor Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.4GHZ GDDR3 VGA HDMI DVI PCI-E Video Card


i'm pretty sure that 4830 would smoke all games at the res but i wonder if downgrading in direct X is gonig to not make it worth it. Heck at 60$ for that power i'm tempted to even buy two and crossfire 4830's. Am i crazy? should i stick with 2 5670's and keep Dx 11, lower power consumtion.

what do you think?
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Old January 24, 2011, 09:31 AM
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ha, says on BD that i cant even buy two, forget the crossfire 4830 part at the end
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one 6850? forget anything before this gen :)
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Old January 24, 2011, 12:37 PM
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one 6850? forget anything before this gen :)
well that would be nice but im too cheap plus i'm gaming on 1360 by 768 until my TV dies and that could be years so a 6850 is overkill at the moment.
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just a thought, but would you consider used? i think if you looked through the classifieds on here and redflagdeals, im sure you could find a great 2nd hand card for a good price. could hold you over for a bit.
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I would say pass to the 4830. If I remember correctly, crossfire 5670 perform around a 5770. Maybe consider getting a 5770, gts 450, or cheap gtx 460 and selling you 5670? If you don't want to go that route, then crossfire 5670 is always an option. Just make sure the games you play run well with crossfire and that your motherboard supports it.
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I'd say sell the card and get a GTS450 personally.

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