4870 x2 or another card

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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  1. 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=N82E16814150604
    Also , I'd recommend getting a better CPU like a Core i5 .
  2. Avoid 4870 X2 and instead go with a HD 7870
  3. Your Phenom 965 is fine for gaming.

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

    Either will work just dandy.
  4. the 7870 is out of budget cause the ceapest one is 220€
    i think i'm going with the sapphire hd 7850 2gb that is 179,99 (http://www.mycom.be/computer-1/componenten/videokaart/sapphire-radeon-hd7850-2gb.html?___SID=U) or would i better get an 10€ cheaper 1 gb card (http://www.mycom.be/computer-1/componenten/videokaart/sapphire-radeon-hd7850-1gb.html?___SID=U) or just better craossfire 2 7770 (95 each)?
  5. Stick with the 7850.
  6. zpwslayer said:
    Stick with the 7850.

    i just hope that the person will be happy with it because it costed 60€ more
  7. 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
  8. 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 €)
  9. 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/sapphire-radeon-hd7850-2gb.html?___SID=U
  10. Looks great

    (dual fans help keep things nice and cool)
  11. surely dual fans are cool enough for some reckless overclock
  12. now just hoping he will be verry happy with this thing
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