I built my computer about a year and a half ago i have a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support currently that has failed me. My motherboard is a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS, with a AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX... i want to go with a nvidia chip set graphics card but when i first built it i asked around and everyone i asked said that it is a sin to mix amd with nvidia or ati chip sets... but then i read around online and im seeing its not like what they are saying... i play bf3 and will be playing bf4 when it comes out... i want to play on full setting...
the rest of my main computer specs
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
two 64gb ssds and a 850w power supply
windows 7 64bit home
i thought about staying with AMD, but i have been looking at the problems people have been having with the cards on newegg vs the problems people have been having with nvidia cards for exsample the like you posted avenseth12 the radeon hd 7870 vs this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
really has no one complaining...
i Have 4 gaming builds all have sapphire cards and i have not had one problem
i think that i got a faulty card from the get go, because i have never been able to have my setting above medium in any game and people i play with that have cards at the time have had cards from 3 years older then the radeon hd 6870, were playing games like WoW on ultra with no problems and their fps were between 60-100... but seeing this was my first time really building a computer i went with people near me that i was able to talk to about it and they said it might have been a psu issue, so i upgraded from a 650w to a 850w and still have the problems and lately they have been getting worse, like shutting off and freezing in game..