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December 29, 2009 8:43:57 PM

My current system:

Dual 24in. ASUS Monitors @ 1920*1080
Antec 1200 Case
ASUS M47A9T-Deluxe mobo
AMD Phenom II 955 BE CPU @ 3.7ghz OC. (18.5x multi, stock voltage)
ThermalRight TRUE Black Heatsink
Artic Silver 5
Corsair XMS 8GB RAM @ 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 timings
ASUS EAHTOP 4890 1gb video card @ 900mhz core/1000mhz RAM Factory OC
Intel X-25m G2 80gb SSD (Boot Drive)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640gb 32mb cache
Corsair 650tx Single Rail PSU
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit RTM OS
Logitech Z-4 2.1 Speakers

Just wondering what you all would upgrade next. I'm torn between cross-firing two 4890's, or just going with one single ATI 5800 series card. If I crossfire the 4890's, I need to upgrade my PSU, I think. I was looking at the modular Corsair 850HX PSU for cable management reasons as well. The ATI 5800's are great, but I hate to throw out a perfectly good 4890. I guess I could sell it and put that money towards the 5800? This rig is for heaving gaming, multi-tasking, and work. Opinions welcome! Thanks! :) 

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December 29, 2009 9:32:05 PM

The 58xx card should be next!
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December 29, 2009 9:42:27 PM

Get a 5800 and keep the nice corsair PSU. Too expensive for not enough gain to replace the PSU and add a second 4890.
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December 29, 2009 11:42:15 PM

As posted above, get the 58**. Your a little late for selling, if you had posted/thought of this prior to xmas, im sure you would have got some nice monies for that 4890.
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December 30, 2009 7:07:05 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone. Sounds like a 5850/5870 will be my next upgrade :) .
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December 30, 2009 7:14:07 PM

You can still sell that 4890, as they are getting harder to find. If you're going to upgrade to 58xx, go with the 5870 for the most improvement.
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