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Help Please ! HD 6870

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November 18, 2012 3:53:35 AM

Hi,

I am building a new PC

here goes the specs :

Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler
HIS AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X GPU 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST500DM002)
ASRock 970 Extreme 4 Motherboard
AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor
Seasonic S12II 520 Watts PSU
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL) x 2

Just one question is the "HIS AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X" compatible with the motherboard as it is PCI-E 2.1 Bus std and the sapphire one is 2.0 std ????

I am a real noobie so plz suggest and please suggest if rest of the part are compatible with each other :) 

Thanks

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November 18, 2012 5:21:07 AM

Yes they are both compatible since the PCIe std is backwards compatible. Everything in the build is compatible.
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November 18, 2012 6:00:33 AM

It will work fine, but for the same price as that 6870 IceQ (cheaper after rebate), you can get a superior Radeon 7850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


benchmarks: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=549



Also, the FX4100 would not be my first choice unless you are getting a really good deal on it. If you can swing an FX-4300 or 6300 with the new Vishera architecture, you are going to be happier. Also, you want to be running RAM in pairs, so add a second 4GB stick (or us 2x2 if you are going to run 4GB total)

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