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AMD SLI BUild under a thousand dollars

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April 17, 2009 7:13:18 AM

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

Can i play high end games like GTA 4 or Crysis on 60FPS this Budget Build?
and will further upgrades be possible? need help!

sorry hehe..changed the link sorry guys

this is a one card build. and i chose SLI because upgrade in the future will be possible.
April 17, 2009 7:21:49 AM

Lol 60FPS in crysis...not a chance you would need to aim for GTX 285's SLI'd or 3 way xfire 4870's for that. If you overclock the CPU you will do pretty well in GTAIV. The framerate is highly effected by the resolution you play at, higher resolutions need more graphics power to get the same FPS.

That GTX 260 you chose is the old version, not a good deal. I wouldn't get an SLI chipset, they have a ton of problems. Get the 790gx chipset and get a 4870 1gb, its just as good as the GTX 260 core 216. You can xfire (2 4870's) on the 790gx chipset later for your upgrade path. Actually the 790gx chipset is cheaper than that SLI board and with the savings you could get a 4890 instead.
April 17, 2009 11:48:38 AM

jurax04 said:
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

Can i play high end games like GTA 4 or Crysis on 60FPS this Budget Build?
and will further upgrades be possible? need help!

sorry hehe..changed the link sorry guys

this is a one card build. and i chose SLI because upgrade in the future will be possible.


I also recommend an AMD chipset over the nVidia chipset, but instead of the 790GX you would be better off with a 790FX based mobo if gaming is the focus.

And considering the monitor you chose has a max resolution of 1680x1050, you get a pair of 4870's 512MB and put them in crossfire. The 512MB 4870's are pretty cheap ($170 off Newegg) now with the popularity of the 1GB 4870's and the release of the 4890.

With 4870's in crossfire running at 1680x1050 resolution, you may not get 60fps with Crysis, but you will be able to play the game with a lot of eye candy and very little lag!

Good luck!
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April 17, 2009 6:37:13 PM

The 790GX chipset is fine unless you are getting quad-fire setup. 8x bandwidth is enough for all other GPU's, you might lose 1% performance with the 790GX over the 790FX, and the price of the 790FX isn't worth it IMO.
April 17, 2009 7:10:41 PM

790fx isn't worth it unless you have 4x 4830's since they still apparently scale well with that many.
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