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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by kenkickr, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. kenkickr

    kenkickr

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    Right now I have 2 X1950XT's in crossfire and have been thinking about upgrading. I have an Acer 22" LCD monitor and the games I am playing and plan to play are Bioshock, Gears of War, MVP 2005 w/ 07 mod, Call of Duty 4, and NFS Pro Street. Would the 3850's in crossfire be good enough or should I go with a 3870 now and then pickup another in a couple months. Thanks for any info and it will be much appreciated. Also thinking about updating board to the Asus 790FX chipset board unless DFI can get theres out soon.
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    3870 route no question. That's what I intend to do (when they get stock in the UK).
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    I was about to recommend holding out a bit on the mobo upgrade until I noticed you're using an ECS lol
    I would hold out a bit longer on the 790FX as reports have been scanty on them so far in the way of overclocking and what not
    that said, try upgrading to a solid AM2 board like the MSI K9A Platinum that will maximize CF performance with dual x16 lanes and not x16 + x4
    as for what vga to get, I would honestly just go for a 3870 now if you can manage to find one at a decent price :)

    and welcome to TPU bro :toast:
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    In reguards to the motherboard cause it looks like I'll get a 3870, should I wait til the SB700 comes out?
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    abits got a sb700 board out already. haven't seen a dfi 790fx yet, but gigabyte and msi are the ones to get for 790fx. and of course 3870 hands down
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    whats the major diff between sb600 and sb700?
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    sb700 has 2 more sata, and some other improvments
    but anyway sb600 shoudl work just as good ;)
    and yes ATI Gladiator hands down!

    if you dont know what the gladiator is, *x870 hint*
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I would go with the 3870 for sure, then crossfire later on.

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