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PowerColor AX6870X2 2GBD5-2DHG

hi guys, good day

im planning on buying this graphics card "PowerColor AX6870X2 2GBD5-2DHG"
but im not sure if its worth the price. compared with HD 6950 (w/c is now missing) or HD 6970

im a hardcore gamer with a monitor resolution of 1920 x 1200 like watching 1080p movies
my power supply unit is 650w with 3 HDD.

this is my current setup...
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2326226

i honestly dont know it this would work with my current setup or i'll go instead for the HD 6770.
any recommendation would be highly appreciated. thanks :)

ian
hardcore gamer :)
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  1. Pretty sure it is not worth it over HD7870!
  2. It has Bad reviews. I don't think it's worth it, especially over the 7800 (Pictarin) series.
  3. according to this:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-5.html

    2 x Radeon HD 6870 in CrossFire has Great 2560x1600 performance
    since HD 6870 is in one card shouldnt this be better. or is it due to a bad design made by PowerColor
  4. If you want to run 6870 crossfire, you'd better buy 2 of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
  5. but im concern about the micro shuterring due to crossfire.
  6. Then get 7870/7850 :).
  7. oh i see thank you for the recommendation :) its highly appreciated . by the way would 7870/7850 graphics card with my current setup?

    this is my current setup...
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2326226

    and in terms of price performance ratio which of the two is better and by how many percent. i just check the price:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

    and theres like a $100 difference. and would it be a good investment i'd be using this card for the next 3 to 5 yrs :) and im also planning in upgrading my MB(confused what MB to go with ) and CPU (i'll go with i5-2500 ) within this year or next.
  8. Best answer
    In terms of price to performance purely, the $100 increase on the 7870 makes the 7850 better in term of this. But in my opinion, get the best card you can get.

    One thing I doubt is the CPU+Motherboard, it's very old for this 7870/7850. But since you're upgrading the MB+CPU+RAM, you're good to go. I personally recommend you to buy all of these together.

    This is a good P67 Motherboard, another alternative is This P67 motherboard if you can pay more.

    For CPU This come on man, the K one is just $10 more :).

    For RAM This or This.
  9. thank you for the advice :)

    now currently this is my preferred set up. (wish list)
    Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662
    ASUS P8P67 DELUXE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701

    over this one.
    Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
    MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

    there is one concern that i have in mind though, there is a difference of around $170 between the 2 setup; now this time is it worth it?
    and buy the way since i'll be upgrading soon what would be the best PSU(power supply unit) or would my current PSU(SilverStone 650) work with this preferred setup and would HDD selection really matter? (i already have 3 HDD )
  10. If you can afford the top one, It's way to go mate, get the best one you can afford.

    What is the exact model of your PSU? Or how is the amperages of your PSU?
  11. sorry, for the delay in replying...

    my current PSU is Silverstone SST-ST50F
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/product_legacy.php?area=en&lmo=

    i dont see how much is the amperages. and if the PSU is inadequate what would be the best PSU to buy? thanks
  12. Best answer selected by henryarc.
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