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Radeon HD5870: Does it worth a CF?

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December 9, 2011 9:57:45 PM

I found one to buy at my location, but it costs around US$ 435

Should I get a second Radeon HD5870 for a CF?


My actual rig:
ASUS P6T | CPU i7 920 | CM Hyper 212+ | HD 5870 | 12GB 1600MHz @ 1333MHz | HD WD 1TB Sata II | DVD Pionner Dual Layer | Corsair 850W | Aerocool BX500 | AOC H428Pw 42" + LG W2353V 23" | W7 64 Bits | HT-C350 Sangung

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December 9, 2011 10:08:42 PM

jemm said:
I found one to buy at my location, but it costs around US$ 435

Should I get a second Radeon HD5870 for a CF?


My actual rig:
ASUS P6T | CPU i7 920 | CM Hyper 212+ | HD 5870 | 12GB 1600MHz @ 1333MHz | HD WD 1TB Sata II | DVD Pionner Dual Layer | Corsair 850W | Aerocool BX500 | AOC H428Pw 42" + LG W2353V 23" | W7 64 Bits | HT-C350 Sangung



The answer is no. Only if you can get one for around $150-200 would it be worth doing. You should wait for the 7000 series due in 1-3 months.
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December 9, 2011 10:09:56 PM

For $435 !!??? That's just too much -_-. If you're going to get one then get one online. Really don't pay more than $340. You can get one online for less though it's hard to find one at a reputable shop for a decent price. You can also find some on eBay. Here's one from a power seller

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD5870-HD-5870-P...

A second 5870 is a good upgrade and I'd say it's worth $250 to add a second one. Once you start going past $320 though it's hard to make the case for it especially when new cards will be coming out next year.
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December 10, 2011 2:25:28 AM

i would wait for gtx 600 and hd 7000 cards, really,you can play any game with decent settings with your 5870, just wait for the new gpu's
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December 10, 2011 8:22:07 AM

Living outside USA, I must pay 65% taxes to the local government, when buying online, that´s why it cost that much.
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December 10, 2011 11:12:57 PM

OUCH!!! O.k then, if that's the case then getting another 5870 is the most cost effective option. I mean heck with that many taxes a GTX 580 must come out to like $800. Even if you wait for the new cards I doubt anything will outperform two 5870s in CF for the same cost. I say get another 5870 and you should be good for a while. Just make sure you have good air flow because those cards generate alot of heat.
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December 18, 2011 10:34:10 AM

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