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October 4, 2011 4:07:42 PM

Hey Everyone,

here is my current build. I am looking for a video card upgrade and willing to spend up to 300 dollars on a new card (not too high end). Or do you think crossfire is an option with my power supply? Mostly I will be playing battlefield 3. I am not a big overclocker. I would like to have the option but really don't plan on doing it.


COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks! If you have any other advice or ways you think I should upgrade let me know!

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October 4, 2011 4:24:55 PM

you picked a great card, its just that newegg doesnt offer it anymore. the link is deactivated.
i would go with an MSI OC 6950 for 270 after rebate (300 b4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 5, 2011 2:01:10 AM

How big of an upgrade would this be? Would crossfire with 6870's be better? Would this card work with my power supply or do I need to upgrade?

Thank you for your quick response

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October 5, 2011 2:07:38 AM

You could Crossfire either the 6870 or the 6950.Your PSU is really good.I too would agree you should go with the 6950.It's about 20% faster than the 6870.
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October 5, 2011 3:14:32 AM

Best answer selected by ricecobob.
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