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Old 08-15-2011, 09:26 PM   #31
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You can get this card for cheaper, it's basically the same thing: Newegg.com - HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #32
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I heard the XFX is cooler, therefore better for when he wants to crossfire it.

I don't have crysis, however I am able to max out WOW with my setup.
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I heard the XFX is cooler, therefore better for when he wants to crossfire it.

I don't have crysis, however I am able to max out WOW with my setup.
the HIS is warmer, but it runs just fine. It does play Crysis 2 on Max settings as well, along with anything else.
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But he wants to crossfire it later on... and if you put 2 of those right next to eachother, they could burn up.
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But he wants to crossfire it later on... and if you put 2 of those right next to eachother, they could burn up.
It'll be fine, the fan is at 35% when playing games.
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I think I'll go with the dual fan version because I'll probably overclock it.

will overclocking a GPU reduce it's life time greatly?
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #37
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Not really, if you are clocking it so it still stays cool, then there will be almost no difference in lifetime at all.
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that's good.
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I will warn you though, some games don't support Crossfire.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:40 PM   #40
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Yea, on some games Crossfire actually LOWERS fps.
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