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February 26, 2012 1:04:13 AM

Well when I upgrade my rig to the new products coming in april, i would like to know how long this would last for high end gaming?
i7 3770k clocked at... 4.7ghz?
dual 6850s
8gb ddr3
1600 x 900 resolution
hyper 212.. if that matters
650W corsair power supply



so what do you guys think?

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February 26, 2012 1:56:12 AM

Umm, get nvidia graphics cards. The ones that are coming out. They are better. And if you can max out your ram, there is no such thing as too little when it comes to ram. Also a bigger PSU would be better.
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February 26, 2012 2:18:21 AM

ccbad said:
Umm, get nvidia graphics cards. The ones that are coming out. They are better. And if you can max out your ram, there is no such thing as too little when it comes to ram. Also a bigger PSU would be better.

biased reply is biased...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=305
you cant simply say just because it is a nvidia card it automatically is better. knowing nvidia they will make the new series just as much as it is now if not more for a small bump in performance.
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February 26, 2012 2:39:12 AM

Well, sorrrrryyyyyy. I like how the nvidia cards look also, plus the numbers are easier to keep track of. Don't forget what else I wrote.
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February 26, 2012 3:02:09 AM

ccbad said:
Well, sorrrrryyyyyy. I like how the nvidia cards look also, plus the numbers are easier to keep track of. Don't forget what else I wrote.

if you bought a card for any of those reasons you should just buy a prebuilt computer...
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February 26, 2012 3:25:51 AM

I would get a larger psu, just to be safe. Your build will probably last on max-high settings for this year's games, and high-med next year's games.
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February 26, 2012 4:53:30 AM

A HD 7970 would be a better option IMO
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February 26, 2012 5:02:27 AM

That build will last until the next iteration of BF3 or whatever game they can come up with to confound video card, motherboard and CPU designers.
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February 26, 2012 5:27:03 AM

So much bad info filters through here.

Liking how a card looks shouldnt have a damn bit to do with whether it should be bought or not. Maxing out RAM on a motherboard is both expensive and foolish. For gaming 4 gb is all that is needed. 8 is nice, but anything else is just a waste of money unless you are doing design work. A 600 PSU should be plenty to power that system. 6850s are pretty low power consumption and what not.
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February 26, 2012 5:39:18 AM

shadow_city said:
A HD 7970 would be a better option IMO

150$ budget for the video card, already have one 6850

should of went with 5850s....
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February 26, 2012 8:38:11 AM

That rig ought to last 3-4 years being above-average to excellent for gaming.

I definitely would not crossfire the 6850s; I'd get a single 6950 or better instead. Otherwise, you're just wasting power by having two cards, and you'll probably need a bigger PSU with more cables to run them for no good reason.

I don't even think they make the 5850 anymore, although it used to be a great card for the money.

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February 26, 2012 10:27:27 AM

3-4 years
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February 26, 2012 7:14:18 PM

capt_taco said:
That rig ought to last 3-4 years being above-average to excellent for gaming.

I definitely would not crossfire the 6850s; I'd get a single 6950 or better instead. Otherwise, you're just wasting power by having two cards, and you'll probably need a bigger PSU with more cables to run them for no good reason.

I don't even think they make the 5850 anymore, although it used to be a great card for the money.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=331
it only uses like 3% more wattage and destroys the 6950
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February 26, 2012 9:01:09 PM

bob1255 said:
Well when I upgrade my rig to the new products coming in april, i would like to know how long this would last for high end gaming?
i7 3770k clocked at... 4.7ghz?
dual 6850s
8gb ddr3
1600 x 900 resolution
hyper 212.. if that matters
650W corsair power supply



so what do you guys think?


Change the 2 video cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 26, 2012 9:03:36 PM

These two cards are just released this week, and for as long as all the components are working it will last to a maximum of 4-6 years. And change the PSU to higher watts like 800 to 1000 watts.
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February 26, 2012 9:09:32 PM

aqe040466 said:
These two cards are just released this week, and for as long as all the components are working it will last to a maximum of 4-6 years. And change the PSU to higher watts like 800 to 1000 watts.

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http://media.bestofmicro.com/S/W/326336/original/battle...
why would i pay 340$ for inferior performance when i can pay another 150$ for superior performance?
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February 26, 2012 10:09:16 PM

bob1255 said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=331
it only uses like 3% more wattage and destroys the 6950


Yeah, I was not in very good form last night. Mainly was thinking of the number of cables required, but with a clear head today, that doesn't look like it'd be an issue either.
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