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October 17, 2010 8:54:27 PM

Hey Toms came into some extra money. So I decided to save half and spend half. So I have $400 to play with. Thinking of adding a 2nd GPU to my build,and want to get opinions on it or where else to put it?

My current rig
AMD 1055t
Asus M4a89gtd
8gb DDR 3 1600
HX 650
xfx 5870
SSS Kingston 128gb os
Corsair h50 (custom water cooled unit parts ordered)
Cm sniper
Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 9:05:11 PM

If you want to be able to play games at 1080p with max details then go for it. Metro 2033 should be maxed i think and all other games.
You might want to consider upgrading your power supply too. A HX 850w will give you everything you need. Sell the one you have.

But if you do not play such demanding games as metro 2033 at 1080p maxed than keep the money and go on a weekend somewhere with your friends(or wife/family) or put them away. You never know when you need money for something that just comes up.

By the way, good build.

EDIT: you meet the 600w power req for a dual 5870 system but i always say it is better to have a little head room in case you overclock, even more your CPU is overclocked.
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a c 1401 U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 9:05:59 PM

Not much you can add to that system except a second GPU, presuming that you already have a high resolution monitor.
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October 17, 2010 9:22:22 PM

ionut19 said:
If you want to be able to play games at 1080p with max details then go for it. Metro 2033 should be maxed i think and all other games.
You might want to consider upgrading your power supply too. A HX 850w will give you everything you need. Sell the one you have.

But if you do not play such demanding games as metro 2033 at 1080p maxed than keep the money and go on a weekend somewhere with your friends(or wife/family) or put them away. You never know when you need money for something that just comes up.

By the way, good build.

EDIT: you meet the 600w power req for a dual 5870 system but i always say it is better to have a little head room in case you overclock, even more your CPU is overclocked.

Thank you I did put alot of thought on the components thanks to everyone here. So maybe i do play all my ganes at 1920x 1080 (have a sync master p2250) well I guess I will upgrade the psu to a 850hx I like corsair it's been good to me. Will order that and put that in with the water build I am going to start next weekend/ thanks
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October 17, 2010 9:24:34 PM

rolli59 said:
Not much you can add to that system except a second GPU, presuming that you already have a high resolution monitor.

If I do a 2nd gpu will have bottleneck issues? Would it be a waste?
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 9:30:13 PM

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I wonder what's the point in starting a thread like this.Its your money, do whatever you want to do with it.Why are you asking us?You are preety much aware that your system is up-to-date.And gpu is the only area where you can spend your money.According to me you started this thread to show everyone your powerful rig.

Seriously, stop being a forum nazi. Don't comment if your feeling miserable.
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October 17, 2010 9:30:59 PM

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I wonder what's the point in starting a thread like this.Its your money, do whatever you want to do with it.Why are you asking us?You are preety much aware that your system is up-to-date.And gpu is the only area where you can spend your money.According to me you started this thread to show everyone your powerful rig.

I really don't think that it's powerful I feel as if it lacks in games. I'm sorry if you feel that way but in no way am I showing off. That's NOT my intention.
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 9:31:10 PM

Here is another idea, buy a new monitor or LCD TV. A 32' or something. Since i bought mine(32"), the 2ms 19'(witch was 300+ USD, 1.5 years ago) monitor does not have any power. I can't imagine using a smaller one now..ha ha ha.
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 9:37:00 PM

I'd watch the prices carefully, imo they will drop because of the new cards, but come close to Christmas and as inventory dries up on them, prices could climb back up.
Christmas time gets crazy.
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a c 1401 U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 10:10:38 PM

miwanuma said:
If I do a 2nd gpu will have bottleneck issues? Would it be a waste?

You did not specify a overclock on your CPU, if it is at std clocks you have a slight bottleneck already but will regardless get more fps with the second GPU.
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 10:15:56 PM

rolli59 said:
You did not specify a overclock on your CPU, if it is at std clocks you have a slight bottleneck already but will regardless get more fps with the second GPU.


According to his member configuration the CPU is at 3.8Ghz. If that's the case there should be no bottleneck's.
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October 17, 2010 10:24:39 PM

ionut19 said:
According to his member configuration the CPU is at 3.8Ghz. If that's the case there should be no bottleneck's.

Yes 3.8 so thank you for that info that's good now I can make a decision with a little more educaton. I am definitely going to do the psu. Thanks
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October 18, 2010 4:20:51 PM

ok take that 400$ split 100$ out of it and give it to me the rest you can donate to charity there we go. lol
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October 18, 2010 4:46:39 PM

dafunklull said:
ok take that 400$ split 100$ out of it and give it to me the rest you can donate to charity there we go. lol

Lol allready gave to charity 400 to my wife!! lmao!
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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 4:59:57 PM

Build looks good except the PSU, get a 800W+ and you won't run into problems with a second GPU.
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October 18, 2010 5:23:47 PM

deweycd said:
Build looks good except the PSU, get a 800W+ and you won't run into problems with a second GPU.

Yes I will be buying a Corsair 850hx today in prep for a 2gpu later.
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October 21, 2010 8:34:10 AM

Best answer selected by miwanuma.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 9:00:59 AM

There is no need to upgrade the PSU, here is a chart that may surprise you:



And that is with an overclocked i7 975 @ 4Ghz...

Cheers =)
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