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November 8, 2011 12:58:13 PM

I'm looking to buy another graphics card to crossfire with a current HD 5870 that I have in the system now. Should I just get another 5870 or should I buy a different card? I have been looking for a 5870 online to buy, but can't find them anywhere. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Will

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November 8, 2011 1:01:57 PM

Search eBay?
What the other specs? We need to know that first before saying anything...
CPU? RAM? MOBO? GPU? PSU? Monitor? Budget?
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November 8, 2011 1:08:26 PM

Hi Will,

The 5870 has been discontinued. You can try to pick one up off of Ebay, but since they are now rare, they are pretty expensive. You may be able to sell your card on ebay (since it is now scarce) for a good price and get a pair of something newer (6950s for example)
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November 8, 2011 1:25:14 PM

blade061188 said:
Hi Will,

The 5870 has been discontinued. You can try to pick one up off of Ebay, but since they are now rare, they are pretty expensive. You may be able to sell your card on ebay (since it is now scarce) for a good price and get a pair of something newer (6950s for example)


Blade, thank you very much for the quick reply. I think ill take a look at ebay and give your idea a shot. Are the 6950s an upgrade over the 5870's?


These are my specs: Intel Core i7 930 Bloomfield 2.8 Ghz (no Overclocking), Asus P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 MB, CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower, HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5, CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB, Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/96G 2.5" 96GB SATA II, Samsung F3 1 TB


Thanks,

Will
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November 8, 2011 2:08:47 PM

So you had to come on a computer forum to have someone suggest you look on ebay for a used discontinued item..........huh.
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November 8, 2011 4:45:17 PM

I think it would be better off selling your 5870 and get a pair of 6870. 6870 scales better than 5870 in crossfire and should end up cheaper than buying another 5870. Used ones are pretty cheap but I am not really a fan of used computer components.
But if I were you, I would wait until 7xxx series to come out.
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