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Old 08-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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First, here are my specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
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OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JUSTIN-PC
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model TA990FXE
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, 3300 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.4, 3/8/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Justin-PC\Justin M*******
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.33 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.8 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Now, at the moment I am out of money, but once I get a job in 3 months I plan on upgrading my video card. Would it make more sense to purchase another AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series and crossfire them, or purchase the AMD Radeon 6850 HD?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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At that performance level, your better just getting a single but more powerful card.
Quick question: how much are you going to spend on a new GPU?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yeah as edsterr said don't bother with x-fire, i have nothing but trouble with in most games, i have to turn it off completely with skyrim and dota2. I'll never do it again.

Whats your budget for the card?
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Yeah as edsterr said don't bother with x-fire, i have nothing but trouble with in most games, i have to turn it off completely with skyrim and dota2. I'll never do it again.

Whats your budget for the card?
My budget, well I am looking to spend no more than $225.00
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May want to check http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125419

A 7850 for $230 on Newegg
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Oh sweet, thanks. I will be getting that in about 4 months then. I just need to get this damn money together. Anyways, thanks again.
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What wattage PSU do you have you may need to upgrade?

Minimum 500w but you would be better off with a 600+

7850 is good or even the 6950 is great card for price. Always look for Black Edition, for about 20 extra you can get more value for money
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What wattage PSU do you have you may need to upgrade?

Minimum 500w but you would be better off with a 600+

7850 is good or even the 6950 is great card for price. Always look for Black Edition, for about 20 extra you can get more value for money
My PSU is 700 watts.
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