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    The upgrade phred!

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    The upgrade phred!

    Post  Guest on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:16 am

    I know myself and Jake are putting in 6990's but what are YOU putting in after seeing the tank trailer?

    Me=
    2x6970s (or a 6990)
    12gig tri-channel kit
    950w PSU

    =around $1950 at this stage


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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Leemd on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:25 am

    waiting for new motherboards to come out to support crossfire properly. then b putting my second 6970 in

    plus oc my 2600k

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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Guest on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:21 am

    yea just reading up it seems that 2 xfired 6970s are better than one 6990 (just) which is due to the 6990 being two underclocked 6970s in one card.

    So xfired 6970s seem to be the new option.
    -cheaper
    -faster (just)
    -a FUCK-TONNE QUIETER!!!

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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  SoV Admin on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:36 am

    Remember here people:

    2 cards = more power consumption.
    2 cards does not equal double the fps. ( up to 40% is likely )
    2 cards will generate more heat.
    Not all games support , or at least support very well - 2 or more cards.


    Not saying you shouldnt get 2 cards. But...
    -Check your game supports it. ( look up benchmarks ) <- Very Important. Games that dont support crossfire / SLi, may have the opposite effect.
    -Compare prices & also check mobo is crossfire compatible.



    Me personally:
    Im checking out the prices in the USA. Around $120 cheaper than here and its a good time too with the exchange rate.
    Also ATI / AMD 7000 series are expected before BF3 comes out so you may want to wait till then before deciding.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=6990


    -6 series price will drop likely.
    -7 series will likely be more powerful.
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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Mary Poppins on Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:45 pm

    Lol.. If the 7000 series come out then, I will be taking out a loan with my parents and buying the top range one lol...

    I am purchasing a 1200W Silverstone Stryker Gold power supply. Mainly to future proof myself for any other upgrades in the future of about 2-3 years.
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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  striken2o on Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:55 pm

    XFX 5850 BE ==> VTX3D 6970 2GB X-Edition
    4Gb Kingston ==> 8Gb G.Skill Sniper

    don't want to really change my mobo unless i really need to
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1856378

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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:14 am

    One AC to DC transformer
    One 1080i cable
    One LCD televison
    One Corded Xbox controller
    One Headset
    One Xbox 360 console

    There upgrade for you guys that will run BF3 Laughing
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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Machete Metal on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:58 am

    *In the voice of Ian McKellen* your xbox is useless compared to the mighty pc and there more talented gamers, you shall not surpass!

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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:25 am

    Crusader142 wrote:Remember here people:

    2 cards = more power consumption.
    2 cards does not equal double the fps. ( up to 40% is likely )
    2 cards will generate more heat.
    Not all games support , or at least support very well - 2 or more cards.


    Not saying you shouldnt get 2 cards. But...
    -Check your game supports it. ( look up benchmarks ) <- Very Important. Games that dont support crossfire / SLi, may have the opposite effect.
    -Compare prices & also check mobo is crossfire compatible.



    Me personally:
    Im checking out the prices in the USA. Around $120 cheaper than here and its a good time too with the exchange rate.
    Also ATI / AMD 7000 series are expected before BF3 comes out so you may want to wait till then before deciding.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=6990


    -6 series price will drop likely.
    -7 series will likely be more powerful.

    All well and good except two 6970s beat one 6990.

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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:15 pm

    And two xbox strapped together with ducttape beats that
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    Re: The upgrade phred!

    Post  Popo on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:46 pm

    Leemd wrote:waiting for new motherboards to come out to support crossfire properly. then b putting my second 6970 in

    plus oc my 2600k
    your avatar is sexy Leemd Twisted Evil

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