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5970 in quadfire

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February 28, 2010 4:25:08 PM

hi ,
im looking for the ultimate gaming exprience, video wise.
I have 3 lcd monitors, going from 23-22-21 inches..but that doesnt matter according to ati..

I just got (well not yet, in 5 days) the 5970 as a gift...
if i added another, how would that benefit me? or would it?

The system config is a alienware area 51 with a core i7 950
6 gig of ram..
current 48790x2 x2 video
soundblaster x-fi sound..

any about speakers..anything good you can recommend?

is there anything else that I should add to this sytem..

i was thinking as opposed to getting another 59780 right now maybe more ram like 12 gig and a blue ray burner?

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February 28, 2010 5:58:27 PM

no point in getting more RAM, 6GB is plenty

Crossfire 5970's is wayyy overkill! Personally I'd spend the money elsewhere.

I'd buy a custom watercooling CPU and GPU loop (or loops) and maybe a SSD for a boot drive. Your 2 x 4870x2's are plenty
February 28, 2010 10:15:55 PM

Thats all up to you if you want another 5970 in your system. Second 5970 will give you smother play in game (fps) and higher benchmarks score for bragging rights. Just like what omgitzfatal said invest the $$$ somewhere else. If you want to get amazed buy an ssd hard drive you will get fasted boot times, apps and games open faster, etc.

As for RAM 6GB is plenty.

Logitech makes very good speakers

Blue Ray burner is a good investment that is if you are going to watch and burn blue ray disks.

Get better cooling and overclock your i7 950 air or wc.

If you choose to buy another 5970 make sure your psu can handle both of them in CF.
February 28, 2010 10:39:10 PM

A single 5970 will handle 3 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 monitors in eyefinity gaming nicely. The second 5970 will give you to much diminishing returns so it would not be worth it in my opinion.