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Old 02-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Yea, the corsair 750 can easily power 4870 1Gb in crossfire. You should also get a 3x1Gb set set of ram since you'll be running Windows XP 32bit. This is good ram:
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Crossfire means to run two same graphics cards? (similar to SLI ?)

So, I better get the 750W rather than the 1000W Corsair even for future upgrades?
Sorry if I'm being a pain, and I keep asking, I just mwant to make sure, because the 1000Watter does not cost so much more, but if I really have enough with the 750 also for upgrades, then there wold be no point in spending more money.
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Crossfire is pretty much the same thing as SLI but with ATI. Go for the 750, 1000 would be overkill.
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Crossfire is pretty much the same thing as SLI but with ATI. Go for the 750, 1000 would be overkill.
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So, if I wanted to upgrade later to a dual graphics card setup, I'd have to get the exact same one?

Yes, I will get the 750!
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Yea, for crossfire you need the same card. They don't have to be from the same brand though, as long as they have the same memory and clocks. But I would try to match the cards as closely as possible.
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Yea, for crossfire you need the same card. They don't have to be from the same brand though, as long as they have the same memory and clocks. But I would try to match the cards as closely as possible.
Thanks again !

But the Sapphire HD4870 I will be getting wil be enough to play games like Far Cry 2 or COD, right?
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Yea for sure, 4870 is a good card. It should max everything out, especially with a i7 processor.
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Yea for sure, 4870 is a good card. It should max everything out, especially with a i7 processor.
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What do you mean by max everything out?
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It means it can run the game with all of the graphics options turned to their maximum settings.
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It means it can run the game with all of the graphics options turned to their maximum settings.
Awesome ! Thanks!

Now it's time for me to order the parts for that build ... I been taking too much time already

One more qurstion:

What do I need for putting the PC together? Any special tools? Cables?
I heard about some grounded wrist band?
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Everything needed should come with the parts you ordered. You don't need that wrist band. It's for grounding yourself, to protect from static electricity, which can damage pc parts. When assembling, do it on a table, maybe with your shoes on to protect from static. And touch something that is metal every once in a while, to get rid of any static you might have before handling any hardware.
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