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Old 12-17-2008, 12:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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^^foxconn renaissance FTW! its a mean OCer and supports SLi... but if you dont want i7 (or dont wanna spend that much on it), add another 4870 for some mad graphics performance
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another 4870 is the only thing that may even be remotely worth upgrading to at this time. and thats only if you are playing at 1920 or above. if you arent playing at 1920 or above, buy a new monitor and let that card stretch its legs. anything less than 1920 x 1200 and you're not even working it.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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^Ditto. Invest in a nice 24". If you already have one, then another 4870 could be worth it.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yea I already have this monitor Newegg.com - ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

I guess I could get another 4870
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4870's in Crossfire on a 22" monitor is pointless.

Take Nagasama's advice and invest in a 24" monitor.
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There are new cards from nvidia coming out, but they are only really revisions (except for the gtx295 which woulld be comparable to 2 HD4870s anyway), and the ati HD 5xxx serise arent out till Q3 next year. So another HD4870 would be your best bet, but would only be worth it for a 24" screen imo.
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what's the best 24" for the money?
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and the ati HD 5xxx serise arent out till Q3 next year.
Its actually Q2 2009.
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Get a nice 24" monitor and another 1gb HD 4870.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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