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July 21, 2011 9:51:03 AM

Dear Friends,

First of all, Thanks you very much for helping me to decide config of my PC. Because of HELP from You All i have bought new system as:

Processor AMD 1055T
Mobo M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Corsair (2 GB * 4) 8 GB
PSU Zebronics 500 Platinum
22" LCD AOC Monitor (will upgrade in future with 3D LCD approx 40")
500 GB * 3 HDD
Logitech wireless KB+Mouse

Friends, now i am planning to buy a GPU. Requirement as: Gaming, Gaming and only Extreme Gaming like COD, GTA IV, crysis 2 and all other high end game (Spaciously First Person Action game). (will be have 3D monitor/TV in future for Gaming only). not yet interested in Multiple monitor as no much place in my room and even not interested.

for single card, i can go for Nvidia OR ATI but as in future ill add another card (Only CF by my mobo) so i have to stay with ATI

now, i would like to tell you my view (may be wrong)
1 option : have 6850 or 6870 and will add another Card (CF) after few month (only if required).
2 option : have 6950 or 6970 and will add another card (CF) after 1-2 year if required for any game

which option is better (which option will play all games which may come in next 2-3 years)
so, let me know what should be right or suggest me if you have any other idea.

one more thing, i would like to clear is,, now i can only buy a single hardware.. whatever it will be like a single PSU or GPU or HDD.. mean it will be a single Hardware only. i cannot buy GPU+PSU both now.

again, as i have 500w Platinum Zebronics, will this able to support 6950/6970?

let me know and help me to decide GPU.

Thanks you all again for help me to decide my current system config.
:D 


Note: i make my old system in 2003 and still i am using that (no issue in this system but not able to play GTA IV). so i build this new system last year (2010) and planning to use this for at-least 5 year (till 2016). Even will not upgrade anything (if not highly required)
July 21, 2011 10:02:41 AM

xfire the 6870's and be happy for a year. if you'll go with the 69xx and xfire it after a year, it would be pointless since the est. release of their 7xxx gen cards is q1 2012.
good luck :) 
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July 21, 2011 10:02:46 AM

* double post sorry.
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July 21, 2011 10:13:40 AM

carlhenry said:
xfire the 6870's and be happy for a year. if you'll go with the 69xx and xfire it after a year, it would be pointless since the est. release of their 7xxx gen cards is q1 2012.
good luck :) 


have u any idea: what will be the price for 7xxxx. again do i required to xfire 69xx in next 2 years?
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July 21, 2011 10:13:50 AM

carlhenry said:
xfire the 6870's and be happy for a year. if you'll go with the 69xx and xfire it after a year, it would be pointless since the est. release of their 7xxx gen cards is q1 2012.
good luck :) 

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July 21, 2011 10:14:02 AM

carlhenry said:
xfire the 6870's and be happy for a year. if you'll go with the 69xx and xfire it after a year, it would be pointless since the est. release of their 7xxx gen cards is q1 2012.
good luck :) 

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July 21, 2011 10:29:18 AM

youngster

please write some thing, we cannot understand ur thinkig (what going on in ur mind)
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July 21, 2011 10:36:24 AM

bkarankar said:
have u any idea: what will be the price for 7xxxx. again do i required to xfire 69xx in next 2 years?

7XXX is still a long way to go. Don't wait for it. Otherwise if you do, 8XXX will come soon & you have to wait again. See what I mean?

In any case, if you plan only to have single 1920x1080 3D monitor, just get a single HD 6950 2GB if it fits your budget. You wont need to crossfire it ever if you just play on a single 1920x1080. But if budget is tight, the 1GB 6950 will do. They both run excellent at 1920x1080.
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July 21, 2011 10:54:41 AM

what about 6850
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July 21, 2011 11:07:12 AM

randomkid said:
7XXX is still a long way to go. Don't wait for it. Otherwise if you do, 8XXX will come soon & you have to wait again. See what I mean?

In any case, if you plan only to have single 1920x1080 3D monitor, just get a single HD 6950 2GB if it fits your budget. You wont need to crossfire it ever if you just play on a single 1920x1080. But if budget is tight, the 1GB 6950 will do. They both run excellent at 1920x1080.


what about 6850
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July 21, 2011 6:22:43 PM

^Yes, it will do also. The simple difference between the 6850 is that 6850 is "great" for 1920x1200 in most games while 6950 (1GB or 2GB) is "Excellent". See Article Best Graphics cards for the Money ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,... ) The 6850 is not exactly there but it is between 6770 & 6870 both of which are "great" for 1920x1200.
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July 22, 2011 7:18:15 AM

randomkid said:
^Yes, it will do also. The simple difference between the 6850 is that 6850 is "great" for 1920x1200 in most games while 6950 (1GB or 2GB) is "Excellent". See Article Best Graphics cards for the Money ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,... ) The 6850 is not exactly there but it is between 6770 & 6870 both of which are "great" for 1920x1200.


will 6850 able to run all games which may come in next 2 year (i know we cannot sure but approx)
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July 22, 2011 7:24:52 AM

Yes, it will. PC games have wide variety of possible setting to balance between quality & performance. The 6850 will perform great at 1920x1080 but if it doesn't you can lower details and still get decent frames/second.

Since your mobo support CF, you can always get a 2nd 6850 down the line to boost your gaming quality & performance.
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July 25, 2011 12:33:33 PM

randomkid said:
Yes, it will. PC games have wide variety of possible setting to balance between quality & performance. The 6850 will perform great at 1920x1080 but if it doesn't you can lower details and still get decent frames/second.

Since your mobo support CF, you can always get a 2nd 6850 down the line to boost your gaming quality & performance.



hi, thankx but i am thinking about 6950 2 GB, as it will helpful in future too..
might be possible, in next year .. game required more then 1 GB so ...

another issue, i have Zebronics 500 platinum, do i required to upgrade my PSU. if yes then hows about coolermaster silent pro 1000w

let me know
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July 27, 2011 3:58:44 AM

bkarankar said:

another issue, i have Zebronics 500 platinum, do i required to upgrade my PSU. if yes then hows about coolermaster silent pro 1000w
let me know

I heard that Zebronics are not very good PSU brand. And based on their website, it have only 1x6 pin PCIe power connector. Its good enough for a 6850 but risky on a 6950.
Coolermaster 1000w will be overkill. 850 should be more than enough even for 2x6950.
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