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Athious

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Ok, I am currently trying to make a system that can play most games (Except for crysis) on full graphics (being 1600x1200) but it needs to be below $1800(AUS). My current system specs are...

CPU: AMD PHENOM II 965 QUAD-CORE 3.4GHz 6MB CACHE AM3

Motherboard: Gigabyte AM3, AMD790FX, FSB5200, 4DDR3, 2xPCIE2.0, RAID, 2GbLAN, 3x1394a, ATX

RAM: Corsair TW3X4G1333C9DHX 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-10600 (1333MHz) XMP DDR3 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs, non ECC unbuffered, 9-9-9-24

Video Card: Gigabyte RADEON HD4870, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIE2.0, DVI, HDCP, HDMI, ZALMAN FAN,

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two - The Ultimate Black Gaming Case, Envolved! Improved Airflow and Dominating Style, No PSU

Power Supply: Gigabyte 800W Gigabyte ODIN GT Power Supply, 140mm Fan, PCI-E(6+2) Pin, 6x SATA, SOFTWARE FANS CONTROL, SLI-Ready, 80+ Certified, Cable Managment

Hard Disk: Western Digital 3.5 CAVIAR GREEN, 1TB, INTELIPOWER, 32MB, SATAII, 3YRS

Optical Drive: LG 22xDVD+-R.12DVD-RAM, 10xDVD+-R DL, VISTA READY -BULK, BLACK, IDE

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My main problem is the fact that there is the new 5870 out and its to expensive...
So i figured that id get the 4870 (which is half the price) and when i want more performance buy another and CrossFire them.

Is this a good idea or not?
 

hallowed_dragon

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Loose the 965 quad and get the 955 variant. It is the same chip only cheaper :p. You can get a good brand 700W PSU (enough even for X-fire). Buy the 5850 card. And later if you are not satisfied about the performance (I bet you will at that resolution - even Crysis will be maxed), buy another one for X-fire.
 

sirkillalot

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This is the best deal I've found on the 5870.... everywhere else is sold out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-ATI-Radeon-5870-HD-1GB-DDR5-2DVI-HDMI-PC-5850-4870_W0QQitemZ110451804247QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item19b770c857


STOP SPAMING YOUR GRAPHIC CARD :fou: its a rip off price anyway and there are plenty out there to buy in stock for $350-$370 dollers