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Old March 11, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JJThomp View Post
Okay so this is what I would do

First buy this: XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 830MHZ 1GB 5.2GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card: HD695XZNDC at BEST PRICE

You aren't going to get a better card for your money than that.

Then you sell your 5770 and buy ram.
holy shit thats CHEAP.

I dunno though ahaha I only have a 750W psu.
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Old March 11, 2011, 03:51 PM
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A good quality 750 PSU is plenty enough to run any single card and most dual GPU setup unless maybe you get the monsters like GTX 580 or the likes

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Old March 11, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Other thing is I still need 40 bucks to buy a window for my case from HARP, so I guess Im gonna crossfire in the end. I can probably live with the stuttering, I just need to furture proof my PC for another 6 years, until I can get a job and then splurge on the best AMD ATI parts for the year. LOL.

Sorry for being ignorant I've always wanted to crossfire... I really do appreaciate your help, I just cant wait for the shipping of that card either as I will probably not be at home when its shipped, and I dont have a car to pick it up from the post office.
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Old March 11, 2011, 06:23 PM
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4GB of RAM is enough like everyone would tell you.

The only time i feel like i needed more RAM is when i open 6x WoW (playing private servers) in a huge fight.
Other times like running Black Ops together with 2x WoW, tons of google chrome tabs opened, i would still have headroom.

Single cards always give you better performance per dollar, plus, atleast you won't get headaches from trying to fix problems related to the hardware/software.

My suggestion is do not go sli/crossfire ever, they will only give you headaches. You also don't need to upgrade your ram just yet.
Sell your 5770 on craigslist for $110-$140, buy a 6950 or 5850 and overclock it.

What games are you trying to run that needs crossfire? Yeah sure you will get twice the fps in some games, but do you really need 120fps?
I am pretty sure the 6950 can run all the modern games at acceptable high settings.

IMO, a dual video card setup is only for show, it will only piss you off later on.
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Old March 11, 2011, 08:16 PM
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If you're able to make it to a NCIX store this weekend, you can grab a HD5850 for $150. Limited stock though, so you'd have to be quick ;)
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