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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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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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whats the major diff between sb600 and sb700?
 
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whats the major diff between sb600 and sb700?
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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I would go with the 3870 for sure, then crossfire later on.