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Brand new build need ideas for investing in a gpu

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October 18, 2011 5:24:31 PM

Hello,
Just built my new pc:
sabertooth x58
6 gigs ram
i7 x4 3.2 ghz
windows 7
cougar 700watt supply

right now im running the ati all in wonder HD. Its been a good one but is outdated. I don't know alot about graphics cards but im running 2 monitors maybe a third in the near future so eyefinity is a must. 24 and 19 inch acer monitors. Let me know what you think.
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October 18, 2011 5:43:29 PM

lowrider30094 said:
Hello,
Just built my new pc:
sabertooth x58
6 gigs ram
i7 x4 3.2 ghz
windows 7
cougar 700watt supply

right now im running the ati all in wonder HD. Its been a good one but is outdated. I don't know alot about graphics cards but im running 2 monitors maybe a third in the near future so eyefinity is a must. 24 and 19 inch acer monitors. Let me know what you think.


Considering your system, I wouldn't get less than an HD6950, but a 6970 would be better. It's either that or wait until the 7000 series GPU's come out, but I believe they may be delayed due to some yield issues. Probably not til early next year. I would go with the HD 6970, it should be good for a couple of years.
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October 18, 2011 5:47:29 PM

Hmmm I guess it would be worth the investment over time but a little out of my price range.
looking for less than 200. what you think about 6870?
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October 18, 2011 7:39:37 PM

lowrider30094 said:
Hmmm I guess it would be worth the investment over time but a little out of my price range.
looking for less than 200. what you think about 6870?


The HD 6870 is a nice midrange card. Toms "Best Videocards..." article says this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...

For eyefinity it should provide a decent experience. But to me if I'm spending 500-600 on monitors, what's the big deal with spending some cash to drive them?
The 6870 will be adequate, but at 2560X1600 I'd pay for 2GB of memory.
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