i got myself the hd6870 and i can say its a huge leap from gts250 i had and after reading the forums i think i might wanna crossfire the hd6870 by getting a used one for second. the reason for this is so that i can play future games at 60fps on atlest high-ultra. however my problem is this:

mobo : MSI 870a-g54
cpu : Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0ghz
psu : Gigabyte 550 superb
ram : 8gb Kingston (2+2+4) @667mhz each

Option 1 : i change processor and psu for the best am3 processor for gaming staying at stock clock. i know nothing about OC.

Option 2 : i change mobo processor and psu for intel i5 that is good enough to run the 6870s in games also at stock clock.

if performance is more or less the same i prefer option 1 since its cheaper.

my question is will option 1 even work? and if so how much difference it would be compared to option 2.

Thank you in advance :)
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  1. whats the rest of ur pc
  2. i have the a single sapphire HD 6870 1gb playing at 1920x1080 and the 466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0 ATA Device. Thats about it.
  3. ur powersupply seems to be really a 450watt peaking power at 550, i wouldnt recommand a sli with this, ud have to upgrade ur ps first.

    whats ur budget?
  4. yeahhh im going to change the psu for crossfire. budget is around $350. will option 1 work well if i put in a x6 1100T and a decent 650w psu? trying my best to avoid getting a new intel mobo as i fear it might easily go over my budget.
  5. ur budget is 350$ for ps and videocard? and what country ur from
  6. approx 350usd for a power source and the x6 processor. the videocard is not included in the budget. im from malaysia.
  7. got a website u use so i can help u?
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