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December 1, 2012 6:11:04 PM

Hi all, I want to upgrade my video cards in my system. I'm also upgrading the ram. I am running windows vista 64 bit ultimate, corsair hx1000 power supply, i have an i7 920 2.67 ghz, 6 gigs of ram ddr3 12800 upgrading to 12 gigs. The video cards i had were Diamond radeon 4870 x2 in crossfire mode, i wish to use crossfire mode again in new cards. I am a newbie to swapping hardware so please forgive my ignorance in this matter. If there are other stats you need please let me know. Thanks.

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December 1, 2012 6:12:44 PM

BeerBaron0001 said:
Hi all, I want to upgrade my video cards in my system. I'm also upgrading the ram. I am running windows vista 64 bit ultimate, corsair hx1000 power supply, i have an i7 920 2.67 ghz, 6 gigs of ram ddr3 12800 upgrading to 12 gigs. The video cards i had were Diamond radeon 4870 x2 in crossfire mode, i wish to use crossfire mode again in new cards. I am a newbie to swapping hardware so please forgive my ignorance in this matter. If there are other stats you need please let me know. Thanks.





Your budget, for gaming? for work?, the resolution of your monitor, to start.
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December 1, 2012 6:18:34 PM

I want to stay in the 250.00 range, all about my games, and im aloso getting a new monitor, 24" led dell or one that is equal in quaity. I just realized my mother board is MSI x58 pro-e with DR. Moss what ever that is!!
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December 1, 2012 6:18:46 PM

200 or so per card i meant. Thanks for your reply.
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December 1, 2012 7:07:41 PM

BeerBaron0001 said:
200 or so per card i meant. Thanks for your reply.




So assuming 1920 x 1200 on that dell then.


If you are running the 920 at stock speeds, it would also be a good idea to buy an aftermarket cpu cooler and go for 4ghz. Nice bump there.



At $200 each your best bet would be: The sapphire 100355OCL 7850 2gb, comes with free far cry 3. They are $209.99 - $194.99 each after $15 rebate.





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December 1, 2012 7:21:11 PM

Awesome man! Thank you so much. I was clueless. My tower is a cooler master cosmos so i have lots of room for improvement! This place is great and will always be my first goto with questions. Thanks again.
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