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PowerColor AX6870X2 2GBD5-2DHG

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April 9, 2012 7:27:14 PM

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...

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 :) 

hardcore gamer :) 
a c 1319 U Graphics card
April 9, 2012 11:47:19 PM

Pretty sure it is not worth it over HD7870!
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 5:14:33 AM

It has Bad reviews. I don't think it's worth it, especially over the 7800 (Pictarin) series.
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April 10, 2012 1:51:49 PM

but im concern about the micro shuterring due to crossfire.
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:51:35 PM

Then get 7870/7850 :) .
April 11, 2012 6:26:26 PM

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...

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

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 [i'll be asking this in another thread. hehehee :) ]) and CPU (i'll go with i5-2500 [i like i5-2500k because of the overclocking possibility but im not so confident about it]) within this year or next.

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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 5:23:00 AM

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.
April 14, 2012 9:08:44 PM

thank you for the advice :) 

now currently this is my preferred set up. (wish list)
Intel Core i5-2500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

over this one.
Intel Core i5-2500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

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 )
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 15, 2012 5:22:48 AM

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?
May 9, 2012 4:33:48 PM

Best answer selected by henryarc.