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December 1, 2009 6:00:46 PM

This is my rig, built it couple months ago

AMD 955
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
OCZ Platinum AM3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel
XFX XXX 4870 1gb
WD 500gb caviar black
PC P&C 750W
antec 300
Xigmatek Dark Knight cooler S1283V

Guys, I was not exactly sure about these parts when building this rig so what do you guys think about it? I was also thinking about getting one of the new DX11 HD 5XXX cards, but I dont know if its worth it and if i should wait a bit till the prices drop besides I can pretty much run all games maxed. So I was just wondering.

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December 1, 2009 6:25:23 PM

Why are you looking to upgrade? It doesn't look like a bad build to me, especially if you play all your games on max settings. Don't waste your money.

If you absolutely have to spend some cash, you could get $300 5850 or for $400 get a 5870. But what's the point? If you wait until games actually use DX11, you could find the cards cheaper, have a better selection, and won't have to play the "who can order first" game.
December 1, 2009 6:30:37 PM

k thanks
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December 1, 2009 8:15:32 PM

I agree with the admiral. You have a strong system. I would wait until DX11 becomes more prevalent then replace the 4870 with whatever good DX11 cards are available at that time.