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post #1 of 14
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So I had to RMA my card and bought the same exact on to XFire when it came back. ASUS just sent me a brand new card in retali box with everything. But that got me thinking to go ahead and sell it. Just going by some of the comments of what a pain XFire is sometimes. Comments please
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post #2 of 14
sell it to me for $80 i want to crossfire some 5850s.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=305
post #3 of 14
Crossfire it. Crossfire 5850s are fast, and if you are not satisfied you can always sell one or both of them. The value shouldn't drop much (if at all) just because its been used for a few weeks.
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post #4 of 14
sell it as brand new in box, then sell the other 5850.
with the cash you get, buy a 6970. down the road CF them.
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post #5 of 14
I haven't had really any issues with crossfire, I must be one of the lucky ones. But in either case, crossfired 5850's are actually a pretty powerful little setup. The only games I've had trouble maxing are ones most people have that same difficulty with. Games like metro2033, and some points in the stalker games.

Oh and I game at 1920x1200.
    
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post #6 of 14
I would xfire them and see if you like it or not. You could always sell them if you dont like it.
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post #7 of 14
I had a few small issues when I first set my crossfire up. Nothing major just some funny things happening like crossfire not kicking in when it should and some crashes but like i said nothnig major. I recently done a fresh install of Windows 7 and since then I havent had any of the previous issues and it runs just perfect. So I guess I would go crossfire if I was you just with a fresh windows install. Also selling a 5850 second hand you really arent getting value for your card because of the price to performance of these cards at retail. so also from that perspective it makes sense to crossfire and get some great performance increase. I also did a few tests on the scaling of these cards not so long ago, you can see the results here https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...thkey=COyTgbgP
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post #8 of 14
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Also selling a 5850 second hand you really arent getting value for your card because of the price to performance of these cards at retail.
Wouldn't be second hand NIB.
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post #9 of 14
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Guess I will install it tonight or tomorrow. Since that was the original plan. I've never had driver issues like some people complain about so hopefully it works out good. Reps for the help
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post #10 of 14
i haven't had any issues with my crossfire setup. like the other guy said, metro 2033 is the only one to give me any issues. i haven't tried any stalker games though. really happy with the crossfire setup.
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