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Sapphire Atomic 3870 or Phenom 9600BE/MSI K9A2 Plat combo

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kenkickr, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. kenkickr

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    For the work I did on my girlfriends car today in the frigid temp she said she would buy me either or. So what would you guys pick?
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    Your specs say that you already have an HD 3870. I think that you'd get better performance with one HD 3870 and AM2+ system than an HD 3870 Crossfire with a K8 (Crossfire on an ECS board = teh ewww).

    Also, the 9600BE is about the price of the Atomic HD 3870 alone...
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    Go HD 3870 Crossfire the Phenoms arent worth it atm
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    I say neither. Tell her to spend that money at the lingerie store instead. You still come out a winner. ;)
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    +1, I wouldn't bother upgrading your system. If you are going to upgrade do it all!
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How about a nice Q6600 and a P35 chipset mobo?
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    +1 to that. You'll get more performance out of a C2D than a phenom at the moment.

    Although passing up on lingerie....well...
  8. kenkickr

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    About the lingerie, I get that on Valentines day. If I went with a P35 board I can't have good crossfire due to the electrical limitation of the 2nd slot because I do want to update to crossfire.
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    I would get another 3870 AND the K9A2. I have that board with 2 3870s with a cheapo BE5000 and it smokes. Terrific combo.
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    p35 + q6600 ...
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    Either or cost 300-350 and so if I went with the Q6600 and a P35 board it goes over that amount easily, I'm not getting a shat board ever again, and I'll get some crappy crossfire due to the limited crossfire on P35 chipset. I would like to get an X38 chipset board if I go intel but the Q6600 for now is out of the question.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Phenom 9600BE/MSI K9A2 Plat combo

    It would run like it would with a 2ed card in your system. More or less the system improvement would be about the same.

    I do kinda like the new 790 boards:)
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    Well i am running a Phenom 9500 @ 2510 with 2 X HD3870's- All watercooled and i am very happy. If you can get a 9600BE go for that rather.

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