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Upgrading from dual Radeon HD 5870

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May 13, 2012 7:34:10 PM

Hey, I want to upgrade from dual Radeon HD 5870s because I've had problems with crossfire drivers... I get artifacts and tearing from playing games in fullscreen for more than 15 minutes, including minecraft and terraria... the problem goes away when using a single card though, I don't want any dual-gpu cards just cause, and I don't have much of a preference of ATI or NVidia, whichever is faster for the price and has a good cooler on it. I am looking for (a) card(s) with an aftermarket cooler that is quiet, I won't be overclocking it so just reduced noise is nice, my budget is around 300-900

My current setup is

Case: HAF 932
Motherboard: Gigabyte 1155 udr
CPU: i5 2500k
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212+
GPU: 2x Radeon HD 5870 (only running 1 for stability, having 2 bsod'd because of drivers)
PSU: OCZ ZX Gold Series 1250 watt
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 23" Max res. 1920x1080
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May 13, 2012 7:55:58 PM

So you wanna go SLI/CF or not?
maybe you wanna try the new GTX 670s, they are faster, cheaper, cooler and quieter than your current ones.
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May 13, 2012 8:02:55 PM

^ +1
If i was buying right now ...GTX670 would be my choice.
-Bruce
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May 13, 2012 8:24:16 PM

if its in your budget then the 670...

also anyone here have any news on AMDs price cuts? They have to happen rt? else the 670 will make everything from a 7870 redundant.
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May 14, 2012 10:06:02 AM

ilysaml said:
So you wanna go SLI/CF or not?
maybe you wanna try the new GTX 670s, they are faster, cheaper, cooler and quieter than your current ones.



Which aftermarket cooler should I use with it? And sure i'll try SLI, is it worth it? I mean will I get a needed performance boost in today's games? Metro 2033 or whatever the most graphics intensive game there is out there
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