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Old 02-15-2011, 05:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GPU/RAM Upgrade

I posted on these forums several weeks ago asking if I should upgrade my rig. I decided to go ahead and upgrade due to the fact I just have money to do it and I want too! Lol So here's where I am at.

Mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Extereme AMD 890FX AM3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition OC 3.8GHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4890
RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty 8192MB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz
SSD: Crucial RealSSD 64GB 2.5" SATA SSD *OS/Apps
HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive 10k *GAMES ONLY!
Sound: Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champ
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2265wm 22in Wide 120hz LCD
Mouse/Pad: Steelseries Ikari Laser/Razer Sphex
Keyboard: Steelseries 6gv2 - Cherry MX Blacks
Headset: Sennheiser PC 350

I pretty much just need suggestions on what to do about my video card. I am really looking forward to BF3/Star Wars MMO/Diablo 3. Should I wait till the 7xxx series cards come out to upgrade my video card to say 2x HD 5870s(hopefully the prices drop) or just pick up a couple HD 5850 BEs? I doubt I will be able to afford CF 7xxx series cards.

RAM I am going to be picking some Kingston 1866MHz.

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Old 02-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: GPU/RAM Upgrade

In my opinion I really think you should go with a couple XFX 5870's because I had a pair in my last rig before I upgraded to a pair of 5970s. You dont really need to wait because BF3 should run fine on those. (Ahhh, takes me back to when I played BF2 on a old ATI 9600SE)
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