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4870 x2 or another card

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February 23, 2013 10:08:02 AM

hello
i'm going to build a buget gaming system.
i was looking around the web and i saw that the 4870 x2 is a pretty decent card.
somebody i know is going to sell one for 90€ and here is my question should i go for it or should i get another card that is better then it?
system specs:
corsair vengeance ddr3 1600mhz 8gb kit 48.99€
sandisk extreme ssd 120gb 98.99€
Asrock 970 Extreme3, sAM3+ 66.99€
Cooler Master K-380 with Window 42.99€
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700WATT 79.99€
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE, sAM3 85.99€
total = 423,94€
(i think the case would be big enough for it but if not then i will pick another one)
the maximum i want to spend is 600€
with the 4870x2 it would be about 510€
this is just an buget gaming sytem so noyhing really fancy.
the games that are going to be played on this sytem are: bf3, bf2 bad company, need for speed most wanted, cysis 1 and 2 (maybe 3 wouldn't know) just cause, ...
it just needs to be playable at medium high at 1080p or 720p with AA
thanks for the help

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February 23, 2013 10:48:14 AM

I'd recommend NOT going with the 2 graphics card because they are almost 3 generations old . And they consume A LOT , like A LOT of power . I'd recommend get the new HD 7870 2GB . Should work well with your system . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also , I'd recommend getting a better CPU like a Core i5 .
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 10:55:31 AM

Avoid 4870 X2 and instead go with a HD 7870
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 10:57:01 AM

Your Phenom 965 is fine for gaming.

The HD7770 is around £90 .... the HD7850 1GB is around £125.

Either will work just dandy.

a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 4:35:39 PM

Stick with the 7850.
February 23, 2013 4:49:21 PM

zpwslayer said:
Stick with the 7850.

i just hope that the person will be happy with it because it costed 60€ more
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 5:11:22 PM

HD 7850 is a good card for money but 7870LE is better and the best card for money coz it uses same shaders as 7950 or 7970 and consumes way less power
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2013 6:28:11 PM


There are very few games where the difference between the 1GB/2GB HD7850s will impact your game play. They are also notorious over-clockers, and could easily reach HD7870 performance levels

(that could save you and your friend some €)

February 24, 2013 1:59:09 PM

Wisecracker said:
There are very few games where the difference between the 1GB/2GB HD7850s will impact your game play. They are also notorious over-clockers, and could easily reach HD7870 performance levels

(that could save you and your friend some €)

is this one a good one for overclocing? http://www.mycom.be/computer-1/componenten/videokaart/s...
a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 4:40:49 PM


Looks great

(dual fans help keep things nice and cool)



a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 5:19:14 PM

surely dual fans are cool enough for some reckless overclock
February 24, 2013 5:31:27 PM

now just hoping he will be verry happy with this thing
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