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XFX Radeon HD Double D 7870?

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June 29, 2012 12:35:56 PM

Hello everyone.

I'm looking to upgrade my video card to the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605. I was originally thinking about going with a 6870 Crossfire but found that people were having issues with it so I decided to go with a single card. :) 

I guess my question is, do you guys think this will be a good card for me with my current setup? Please, let me know. Thanks in advance.

Current Specs:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Seagate 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/sec 7200 rpm
AMD FX-6200 4.6 O.C
16GB 1600mhz Vengeance LP DDR3 RAM
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Corsair H60 Hybrid Liquid Cooling (push/pull config)
200mm side air intake fan, 200mm front air intake fan, and 200mm top exhaust fan
Corsair AX850 80 GOLD PSU

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a c 102 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 1:06:17 PM

yea that would be a great card for your setup....everything would work well together provided you have a psu to support it (which I assume you do because you have a 6870)
June 29, 2012 1:11:35 PM

awesome. yeah, i forgot to put the "PSU" part in the specs. I have the Corsair AX 850 80 Gold PSU. That should be more than enough, right?

Also, forgot to mention that I will be playing on 1920x1080 24" LED HDTV monitor. However, I do plan on having a dual setup in the future.
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a c 102 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 1:32:57 PM

if you are planning on going dual monitors in the near future I would recomend putting another 100 bucks down and getting a 7970.....as far as the powersupply goes you will be more than fine.
June 29, 2012 4:29:24 PM

hmm..is there really that big of a difference between the two? you don't think the 7870 could handle it?

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a c 102 U Graphics card
June 29, 2012 6:19:47 PM
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I think it could handle it for sure it would just be worth the performance difference to me for the extra 100 bucks. It will also leave you the option to get a third monitor for gaming because running two screens for video games doesnt really workout well it gets awkward. but if you know for sure you are only gonna have two screens you should be fine
June 29, 2012 8:17:34 PM

thanks man. i'll do my research on both.
June 29, 2012 8:17:46 PM

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July 3, 2012 2:14:17 PM

I ended up going with the XFX 7870 ghz edition and it's working great so far. running most games on ULTRA settings.
a c 102 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:24:59 PM

good I am glad it worked out and you are happy with your puchase
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 3:55:28 PM

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