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Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:08 AM
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:25 PM
I've thought about buying a computer instead of setting one up. However, my friends said that anyone who knows how well about hardware could build a better system for around the same price or even cheaper.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:24 PM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:02 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:59 PM
The HD 4870 X2 is the current most powerful card ATI has, it will probably be more powerful than all but the high-end versions of the Radeon 5xxx series since it is a dual GPU card. From what I can tell, September 10 is the launch date for the 5000 series. If you do need peripherals, that will seriously cut the budget for your new PC. Most users already have a monitor, keyboard, speakers, and mouse they can reuse.
Edited by dpunisher, 01 September 2009 - 03:59 PM.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:25 PM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:00 PM
If a 5870 is a single GPU configuration that offers the same performance as the 4870 X2 but at a lower price, then that is a good deal. I think when ATI releases the 5xxx series they will be cutting prices on the current 4xxx stock. ATI will be holding a prelaunch on September 10th where they will be releasing official information on the 5xxx series of cards, with the main launch coming on September 22nd. Retail shipments should happen shortly thereafter. If ATI is going to release the 5870 X2, it will several months following the release of the vanilla 5870.
Edited by IrishGrimReaper, 01 September 2009 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:54 AM
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