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January 5, 2010 7:29:16 AM

Hey all

I am buying a New GFX card soon,

My Current System is this
E8400
4 Gigs Ram
800 gigs HD
550 Watt Omega Psu
8800 GTS 320 MB
Cooler Master CM590 Case.

My Questions are as follows.

I am looking at the 5850 or the 5870.
1: Would the 5870 fit in my Case ?

2: Is the psu big enough to power it ?

3: The CPU not going to be a bottleneck ?

4: is the 5870 worth the Extra $$ ?

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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 5, 2010 8:16:49 AM

I'd just get the HD5850 and the PSU should be fine. That card uses about the same power as an HD4850/GTS 250.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 5, 2010 8:17:28 AM

Also the CPU should be ok but overclocking it would be a good idea.
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2010 10:28:18 AM

And if you are going to overclock it, you should get a better aftermarket cooler if you haven't already.
January 5, 2010 11:51:36 AM

I will be overclocking it, using the Coolermaster V8 or V10 not sure yet.

Would 3.6 Ghz be enough ?

Also I tend only to buy GFX every 3 Years or so.
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