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Old 08-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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You really don't need something that powerful because the CPU wouldn't handle it very well, I suggest using one of these GPUs then eventually crossfiring/SLIing it in the future:
either Newegg.com - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-N460OC2-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
or this Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

both of those are great video cards and will handle games very well.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:39 PM   #12
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why wouldn't the CPU handle them well?

I know some guy who uses the same CPU as I'm going to use and he has a gtx 570.

thanks for the help.

and If I get the 460, I have room to upgrade my CPU!
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You were kind of bottlenecking the CPU since you were gonna go for SLI with that card, But now that you are saving some money... I suggest you upgrade to this CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBGMBOX
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #14
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couldn't I have just overclocked the 955 to that amount
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I think if you're using an AMD cpu, you should use the AMD GPU's since they work together.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #16
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If you overclocked it that high, it would have very unstable performance, sometimes causing crashes and lag spikes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:11 PM   #17
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would I see an increase In performance if I used an amd GPU with an amd CPU?
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Yes.
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If you overclocked it that high, it would have very unstable performance, sometimes causing crashes and lag spikes.
My friend has It overclocked to 3.8 ghz fine

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Yes.
wow I never knew that.
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How much are you willing to spend on a GPU?
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