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Old 08-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: 6870 Black edition worth it?

that seems great

also quick question, how much of an increase in performance is their from the 6870 to the 6950?

I'm just hoping I max out Battlefield 3 haha
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #12
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I guarantee you will be able to max out battlefield 3, ESPECIALLY if you crossfire it later on. Overclocking your card to 1050mhz would make it almost as powerful as a 6950.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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Do you think It will OC to 1050mhz? seems like a lot.

and I realized that Xfiring isn't worth it so I found this MOBO:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

How is it? do you know of any other MOBOs at or around the same price that is better?

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #14
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That mobo is great, and I'm postive that the card you are getting will be able to clock to 1050mhz, maybe even 1100mhz.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:56 PM   #15
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have you ever seen it done?
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:01 PM   #16
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Yes, I've seen cards overclocked so that they are up to 300 mhz higher, and since you are going to have the coolermaster HAF 912, and a dual fan design, I'm positive you could do that.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:23 PM   #17
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thanks for help

well, time to think of ways I could even further reduce the cost of the pc im building
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lol, good luck
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:43 AM   #19
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is a 1tb hdd really worth it?

(why do my posts keep getting deleted?)
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