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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Skäggstubb, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Skäggstubb New Member

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    After seeing my 4890 perform worse and worse during 2010-2011 as is now required something new. A solid container with good air flow that can play BF3 on high settings (not max-max) and no performance drops.

    Current setup:
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    • AMD X4 PII 940 BE@3.56GHz
    • XFX HD4890 OC'd (Performs very well for being such an old card)
    • GA-MA790X-UD3P
    • 4GB of DDR2 RAM (Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500CS)
    • 500GB HDD
    • 650W Corsair PSU
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • + a small chassis

    I plan to get myself a XFX HD6970 shortly, with the reason for my current card is not enough (do you think an 6970 will bottleneck any of the other components?). And a new chassis called Cooler Master Storm Sniper: Black Edition.

    What do you think I should upgrade? If you say that I shall upgrade my MB - upgrading RAM, HDD and eventually a CPU follows with it.

    All opinions and ideas are welcome, thanks! :)
  2. Baam New Member

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    I would just get a 6950 and overclock it.
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    I was in your same situation asking around whether to get the 6970 or the 6950. So I have came to a conclusion that I will get the 6950. One because it is 100 dollars cheaper and two because it will play most of the current games at high settings. Whether there is performance drops or not, I won't know or will I care. I think you should get the 6950 and save the extra 100 dollars for a SSD instead.

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