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Replace 9800GX2 with HD7770

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July 9, 2012 1:28:13 AM

Hi all,

I want to replace my 9800GX2, I was thinking maybe with a HD7770.

What do you guys think?

I don't need more power since I mostly play old games (Starcraft 1, Diablo 1&2, The sims 3, Civ 3, ...) and the 9800GX2 has enough power.

The pros I see is the lower power consumption, newer tech, low price (about $120) and the possibility of adding another one if I need more power since I have a crossfire motherboard.

The specs of my systems:

MB: GA-X38-DS4
CPU: Q6600 oc'ed to 3.0Ghz
MEM: 8GB
OS: W7 HP
CASE: CM690 with all fans
COOLING: Ultra 120 with AS Ceramique
PSU: PC power & cooling silencer 750 quad (red)

I have a 32'' 720P HDTV and a 17'' 1280*1024 monitor and I might upgrade to a 40'' 1080P HDTV.

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July 9, 2012 1:34:13 AM

thats pretty much it! hd7770 is all you need and you can add a second one if you need more power. hd7770 cfx would match a gtx580 while it would draw less power than a single gtx560. Just try to get the hd7770 Ghz edition. Sapphire makes good ones.
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July 9, 2012 1:41:10 AM

It wouldn't be worth the extra money.

Though, if you do PM me about the 9800GX2 :) 
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July 9, 2012 12:55:32 PM

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July 9, 2012 12:57:56 PM

Thanks.

After thinking a little the HD 7770 is the best choice, less heat compare to my 9800 GX2.
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July 9, 2012 3:03:07 PM

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