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XFX HD Radeon 5870 Valid build?

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May 14, 2010 4:02:15 PM

Hello,

Im starting a new build because I kinda half-assed my last, 1 1/2 years ago. Bought a dell replaced PSU and added a 9800 GTX2. After a year and a half, the constant heat finally ate the card. I decided this time that I would make a whole new PC myself instead of altering pre-builts. Have proper airflow (if you can recommend a solid case for these big videocards, Please do :] )

With that in mind, Ill get to the point.. I want to know if the Radeon 5870 would be a solid improvment over what I use to have, with possible future expansion to crossfire 2 of these, and wanting to run 3 monitors in the future.

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May 14, 2010 4:41:31 PM

9800GX2 = HD5850. You would see a definite increase in performance.

As for a build, a 6-core phenom, Antec 900 or Antec 1200, 890FX MOBO, 4GB DDR3-Dual channel, Corsair/OCZ/Rosewill 750Watt, any disc drive.
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May 14, 2010 5:12:03 PM

Ty for the fast reply! I guess I shoulden't be so suprised that in only 1 1/2 years that the videocards have advanced so much!
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May 14, 2010 11:55:04 PM

The more info the better! Tyvm WR2

The CM SS Case looks Awesome! I love the air filters that are easily accesible for the fans..and everything else! Dust is a huge issue in my room.
I think you just found my case for me! It seems like 5870's would fit in there nicely.
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May 15, 2010 1:23:18 AM

Then you might be interested in this other CM Storm Sniper review
Better pictures including a built system and cooling performance tests.
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May 15, 2010 7:13:19 AM

Definatly going to buy that case. It seems 100% perfect! And It makes me giggle abit that its visualy appealing as well as functional :] which is often not the case(pun lol)
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May 23, 2010 4:30:58 PM

Best answer selected by ashkaji.
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