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Old 04-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

So I am thinking of upgrading my main rig. My 6850 is starting to not play all the games at full and when I hooked up my second monitor (dell 19") it was even less.

So my question is what would you guys recommend for an upgrade, my budget is around 600 CAD.

I looked around and if I wanted to get a ridiculous video card it would cost about that. So I was maybe thinking of buying another 6850 and crossfire-ing them, plus an SSD and a monitor. Let me know what you think. Would also be open to include some water-cooling solutions for overclocking my CPU.

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Mobo: MSI p67a-g45
CPU: i5-2500k
HDD: 1TB WD
RAM: 8GB Patriot @1600MHz
GPU: Powercolor (I know not the best, got it when money was much tighter) Radeon 6850 HD
PSU: Corsair TX-650
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Your opinion on upgrade options

I would suggest a 7950 or a GTX 580. Your PSU should be able to handle that without an upgrade.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want a well-rounded upgrade, I'd say:

$360 - ASUS 7870 or EVGA GTX580 (refurb)
$170 - 120GB OCZ Vertex 3
$70 - Cooler Master V6 GT

That is if you don't already have a CPU cooler and SSD.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I already have a cpu cooler, does the job well but thought I could go water cooling for even better

What would you think of the Sapphire 7870?
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=047464

It is close to me (no delivery can go in person) and the same store has the SSD on sale for 150$

Been wanting to upgrade for a while and do windows and linux on my main system. (any experience with SSDs and linux?)
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you have the venomous then you can get some extra mhz out of an H80 or H100.
I'd say go for SSD and GPU myself. I run my 580 on a stock CPU and max BF3 with AA at 2048x1152.
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Alright so I will get the GPU (7870) and the SSD.
But is the one I linked up there any better/comparable to the ASUS one Roark suggested?
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That GPU you posted looks a slight faster core. But still a good card.
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Awesome once I get news on my employment situation will upgrade my system. Cheers all.
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Bringing this one back for a quick question, what Nvidia card would be a good comparison to the 7870 (if any)?
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560ti?
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