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Windows 7: Amd 5670 crossfire Vs 6850 6870 7770


03 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Amd 5670 crossfire Vs 6850 6870 7770

Hi All,
Im planning to replace my old pc. These are my choices,
1. MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard
2. AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 Processor
3. Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
4. some 500 watts psu
5. existing seagate 500 gb harddisk

So I have my previous Ati hd 5670 1gb card, now should i buy a new ati 7770 1gb, 6850 1gb, 6870 1gb or get another 5670 1gb and make a crossfire setup?

I Cant afford an 6870 but can try if thats the best. I'm in india so it costs around 13000.RS
Any suggestions on graphic card or my other new components are welcomed. Thanks in advance And more important thing is I have a 19' monitor of 1368x768 resolution. I play mostly hardcore Games like BF3 and crysis 2.

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03 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any of the cards you listed will be faster than two 5670's in Crossfire, with the 6870 being the fastest and the 7770 the slowest (but not by much behind the 6850).

The listed components look good, but there is one troubling bit,

4. some 500 watts psu

As long as it is a good quality 500W it should be OK. If it is some no name, then I wouldn't trust it at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Any of the cards you listed will be faster than two 5670's in Crossfire, with the 6870 being the fastest and the 7770 the slowest (but not by much behind the 6850).

The listed components look good, but there is one troubling bit,

4. some 500 watts psu

As long as it is a good quality 500W it should be OK. If it is some no name, then I wouldn't trust it at all.
I cant spend on a quality psu it costs 4 or 5 times a normal psu. Atleast where I live. And it has a name Enter SMPS 500 Watt SMPS, 24 Pin for PC, Computer Power Supply, 1 Year Warranty | eBay
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bala2289 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Any of the cards you listed will be faster than two 5670's in Crossfire, with the 6870 being the fastest and the 7770 the slowest (but not by much behind the 6850).

The listed components look good, but there is one troubling bit,

4. some 500 watts psu

As long as it is a good quality 500W it should be OK. If it is some no name, then I wouldn't trust it at all.
I cant spend on a quality psu it costs 4 or 5 times a normal psu. Atleast where I live. And it has a name Enter SMPS 500 Watt SMPS, 24 Pin for PC, Computer Power Supply, 1 Year Warranty | eBay
That is horrible, and I would be surprise if it delivers at least half of what it is advertising.
Do yourself, and your wallet a favor. Buy a trustworthy PSU, and avoid having to lose all of your system and having to pay double to replace fried components.

I don't understand why people take power supplies so lightly just because they seem useless and ''not uber haxors''
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

That PSU is Awful sorry to say that would hurt you instead of help you

proper Psu would be like this Cooler Master GX550W Power Supply RS550-ACAAE3-UK GX Bronze 550W SMPS 5 YEAR | eBay

even though you said it wasn't in budget i would go with this save then get a better gpu later atleast you will be ready for the next step instead of rushed

also if you have ram already don't need to buy new ram you have the standard 1333 so you will be fine that will free up some cash for the PSU too use all the old stuff you can have to be thrifty on the respect of certain parts you already have that are still good enough for the other rig

such as the 5670 /ram/hd
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03 Jan 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
That is horrible, and I would be surprise if it delivers at least half of what it is advertising.
Do yourself, and your wallet a favor. Buy a trustworthy PSU, and avoid having to lose all of your system and having to pay double to replace fried components.

I don't understand why people take power supplies so lightly just because they seem useless and ''not uber haxors''
Can you suggest me an average psu that doesnt blow a hole in pocket and which is available in India
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #7

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
That PSU is Awful sorry to say that would hurt you instead of help you
Hey nothing to be sorry about, if it helps me.
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03 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bala2289 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
That is horrible, and I would be surprise if it delivers at least half of what it is advertising.
Do yourself, and your wallet a favor. Buy a trustworthy PSU, and avoid having to lose all of your system and having to pay double to replace fried components.

I don't understand why people take power supplies so lightly just because they seem useless and ''not uber haxors''
Can you suggest me an average psu that doesnt blow a hole in pocket and which is available in India
Solar just gave you a fantastic recommendation that you can trust to keep your system stable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #9

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
That PSU is Awful sorry to say that would hurt you instead of help you

proper Psu would be like this Cooler Master GX550W Power Supply RS550-ACAAE3-UK GX Bronze 550W SMPS 5 YEAR | eBay

even though you said it wasn't in budget i would go with this save then get a better gpu later atleast you will be ready for the next step instead of rushed
The price of that psu you've mentioned is the same for a ati 5670 1gb. Is that really necessary? Can't i live with a psu of half the price maybe...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bala2289 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
That PSU is Awful sorry to say that would hurt you instead of help you

proper Psu would be like this Cooler Master GX550W Power Supply RS550-ACAAE3-UK GX Bronze 550W SMPS 5 YEAR | eBay

even though you said it wasn't in budget i would go with this save then get a better gpu later atleast you will be ready for the next step instead of rushed
The price of that psu you've mentioned is the same for a ati 5670 1gb. Is that really necessary? Can't i live with a psu of half the price maybe...
check this out you don't need to buy a second card atm if you are looking for future plans

don't buy new ram fist of all use the sticks you have save money right there free up some more cash for the psu

then down the road save for a better gpu 6870 and you will be in a good spot
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