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February 12, 2011 1:50:28 PM

Hows this look? I think everything is compatible but.... I was thinkin of moving up on the graphics card to a

SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-...

As much as I read a PCIe 2.1 card can be used in a 2.0 slot, but not alot of experience there and nervous it may not work right.

If anyone sees an issue that any of these components may not work together or maybe something I have forgotten let me know, Thanks for you help.

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February 12, 2011 3:37:19 PM

The HD6870 is a good jump from the HD5770 with no issues on 2.1 cards in 2.0 slots. I would swap out the PSU for this XFX 650watt which is plenty big even if you go crossfire with HD6870 later http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 12, 2011 3:49:11 PM

I would suggest replacing the Gemini 2 Heatsink with a Hyer 212+ or a Dark Knight.It will save you some money and provide better results.
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February 12, 2011 3:56:18 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 12, 2011 4:58:54 PM

+1 for switching out that psu. Also you would want 2x4 gigs of RAM I would think so you don't have all those sticks of RAM sitting side by side creating heat. And as pointed out ditch that h/s, and try looking at the Asrock mobo...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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February 22, 2011 12:56:50 AM

rolli59 said:
The HD6870 is a good jump from the HD5770 with no issues on 2.1 cards in 2.0 slots. I would swap out the PSU for this XFX 650watt which is plenty big even if you go crossfire with HD6870 later http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I ended up going with the setup I posted for the most part, with the 6870 and everything seems to be going well.

Took your advice on that power supply and really happy with it so far. Its a nice unit that comes with alot of extra cords etc. in case I feel like throwing some other stuff in later on. One of the best I have bought, good quality unit and wiring. Would recommend this unit to others.

Thanks everybody
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February 22, 2011 12:57:10 AM

Best answer selected by huntergren.
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