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Old 12-16-2011, 11:15 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by chadbobb View Post
Just out of curiousity why are you upgrading the 5870? I got mine less than a year ago used, and still haven't found anything that really maxes it out. (just curious, what benefits in real life are there (if any??))

I really want a 7970, but cant justify it + a full cover block right now for this reason.

I'm sure 60fps low on BF3 would be awesome, but to drop $500+ on it isn't in the cards right now.

I feel like 5870 is like 8800gtx in it's longevity.

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So from what I can tell (one 7970)>(5870 xfire)?
I5-2500K @ 4.5ghz 1.296v w/ Noctura NH-U14S
8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 1600 cas7
Gigabyte G1 970 GTX 1472/7700
2x1TB Caviar Black

Last edited by The Dude; 12-16-2011 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost