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August 11, 2012 4:54:06 AM

i just had a question im new too building computers like putting hardware in i got a

western digital 500gb WD5000BPVT (main HDD)
Crucial M4 SSD 128gb
XFX RADEON 6670 2gb ddr3 video card
(2x2gb) Corsair xms 1600mhz (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz (12gb)
Amd Phenom x4 970 black edition deneb 3.5ghz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Kingwin 700w (PSU)
Asus Motherboard m4a79xtd evo CrossFireX Ready

i was curious if i could use HIS IceQ X Turbo H679QNT1G2M Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 is it worth to x-fire them or get just one card? whats your recommendations? lookig play games such as arma 2 on high graphics i want to get at least 60fps

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August 11, 2012 4:59:06 AM

very much worth it my friend. Seeing as the 6670 is a rather cheap GPU you shouldnt have any trouble rounding up the change to get it. Plus to run Arma2 with the far render distances and draw rates, you will need all the torque you can get.
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August 11, 2012 5:00:53 AM

wow that was quick thank you alot unlongo
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August 11, 2012 5:12:53 AM

mate...i just realized something that i didnt think of before :(  the Radeon 6670 doesnt have crossfire capabilities. i didnt read the rest of your first post, but the 6790 should do the trick easily. I apologize for giving you wrong information. The 6970 comes overclocked practically out of the box and is an excellent fair priced GPU. But do keep in mind the 6870 would only run you about 15 dollars more and i have used it and it is a great card. Ran Arma2 on highest settings.
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August 11, 2012 11:47:37 AM

I would always recommend getting a powerful single card solution at first. This allows you to upgrade later and there are still some downsides to X-fire or SLI. They generate more heat, not all games work well with a duel card solution and they obviously generate more heat.

I honestly never see the point of going for X-fire or SLI as a first choice, but thats my opinion.
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August 11, 2012 12:45:35 PM

adam_x_brookes said:
I would always recommend getting a powerful single card solution at first. This allows you to upgrade later and there are still some downsides to X-fire or SLI. They generate more heat, not all games work well with a duel card solution and they obviously generate more heat.

I honestly never see the point of going for X-fire or SLI as a first choice, but thats my opinion.


Agreed +1. Start off with a the absolute best card your budget can get you, right now the Radeon HD 7850 is a killer deal. Then in a couple months to a year, when the prices have really dropped on them and you need a little more power, you can buy another one if you feel like a CrossFireX system.
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August 11, 2012 1:59:35 PM

I prefer the single powerful card route myself. Then again I don't consider myself a hardcore gamer. I still playing games with a Q9450 and Radeon HD 5850 after all. The Radeon HD 5850 was a pretty powerful graphic card back when it was released and it is still considered to be quite capable.

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August 11, 2012 2:02:39 PM

you are right, i am running 5750 and when i dont use aa or af i get decent fps on my 1920x1080
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