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What is the difference and which is better? HD 6870s

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June 16, 2011 2:54:39 AM

So I figured out that my PSU and my video card both died so I'm replacing them both.

I am replacing that crappy Ultra LSP 750 PSU with this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

And I can not get a HD 5850 or HD 5870 on Tiger Direct any more so I'm going to get a HD 6870 instead. I was wondering what the difference, other than the dual fans and additional features on one, was between these two as well as which was better.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

or

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Oh and if you can find a better card for no more than $20-$40 extra that'd be cool to. Also if you wanna know my other specs I'll let you know. I'm still filling out my profile so it's not there yet

Edit: I do plan on Crossfiring once I get the money for a second card. I forgot to mention that.

I might as well give you my specs now as well

AMD Phenom 2 X4 3.2 BE Not OC'd yet
M4A88T-V EVO/USB3
4 gig Corsair XMS3 Dual channel (will be getting another 4 gigs when I get the card and PSU)
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
HAF 912 case with 4 fans push-pull set up

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June 16, 2011 4:35:41 AM

I have done some more researching and I believe it is just the different coolers on it. I still don't understand why one is originally $30 more and it has only the single cooler... Oh well. One last question though. Would you recommend this or a GTX 560?

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June 16, 2011 8:57:18 AM
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Can I suggest you these -

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681415052...

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713902...

That PSU will be enough even when you decide to crossfire. However, that motherboard is not good for a crossfire rig.
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June 16, 2011 1:22:42 PM

It's not? Well that is a let down... Haha oh well. I had been considering those suggestions actually. The only reason I even considered the other PSU was the guy I spoke to who helped me figure out that my parts were dead mentioned a larger PSU because I had 2 expansion slots. I didn't think he was correct, but I didn't wanna fry anything else. Thank you good sir! That is only like 40 bucks more than my original total so I'll go with them. Thank you again!
June 16, 2011 1:27:36 PM

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