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Is it worth the upgrade

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February 8, 2011 9:51:03 PM

hey guys I have a core 2 Duo OC to 3.8ghz and a ati 5850. I was thinking of getting another one to crossfire. Do you think the cpu would bottleneck. Or is it fast enough to support 2 cards?

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2011 9:53:00 PM

Are you running above 1920x1080? if not buying another card would be a waste of money, try overclocking with msi afterburner
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2011 9:53:43 PM

I think the GPUs won't be bottlenecked badly, but there certainly will be some bottleneck
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February 8, 2011 9:55:24 PM

No 1680x1050. The price of the cards have come down I was thinking it would let enable AA and AF and get me ready for some next gen games
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2011 10:00:33 PM

Yeah there really cheap but I think an overclocked 5850 will be fine for even next-gen games, if you have to have the warranty buy now, but if not snatch up a 5850 from ebay once the 7000 series is released, they're only getting cheaper and you should be fine for now.
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February 8, 2011 10:07:47 PM

That sounds good. I'll go for the OC now. And if a game comes out that wont run on ultra settings I'll get one then. Might end up only paying $100 for all that processing power.

thanks Joel
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February 8, 2011 11:03:02 PM

Sounds Good

if any of your friends has a 5850 just buy their's in a year, friends tend to give you better prices
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