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Hi there, as you can see in my sig my gpu suck, so was planning on getting a better one when i would have the money too but this could wait for about 6 month (financial issue). I'm not the super 1337 skillz mad uber graphic guy, just like nice graph and no lag in games, always looking for the best quality/price item. so i thought i could just get another hd4xxx to do some crossfire until i get some money to buy a decent gpu. But i am not if it is a good idea because i saw on my mobo that the 1st pcie is x16 and the second is x4! so if i go crossfire and its slower there is absolutly no point in going crossfire, but i might just not understand properly, help plz
Edited by remz1337 - 5/31/11 at 2:53pm
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I wouldn't recommend getting into crossfire with such a low end card anyways. Get a single powerful GPU and be done with it, then consider two if you really think you're in need. For your situation, one GPU would do the trick. 6950 is a nice deal.
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i dunno pray and find out!!!!!

j/k just buy a high end card now and crossfire later on if you need the extra power
    
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Last thing you should do is crossfire that 4350, Yeah If you can afford it it's usually best to get the high end card. If you are completely for price & performance then a 5770 would do. I just upgraded mine to a 6950 2gb though. 4350 vs 5770 . Sapphire 5770 $99.99 after rebate.
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No. That's a pretty satan idea if you ask me.

Seriously though. You'd be much better off buying a new graphics card. Tell us how much you want to spend and we'll help you out.
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ty all, well i tough i could get a lil more performance with another 30$ 4350 but my concern was the second pcie at x4. anyway it seems like i will have to wait until i have more money
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Last thing you should do is crossfire that 4350, Yeah If you can afford it it's usually best to get the high end card. If you are completely for price & performance then a 5770 would do. I just upgraded mine to a 6950 2gb though. 4350 vs 5770 . Sapphire 5770 $99.99 after rebate.
Why not just get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102878 for 109.99 with free shipping.

I think the 5830 is a step up from the 5770 right? for the same price with out a rebate.
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First we need to know your budget.
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Why not just get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102878 for 109.99 with free shipping.

I think the 5830 is a step up from the 5770 right? for the same price with out a rebate.
Yes, good find.

Ya like Abs says, Who know's his budget. A 6870 would be pretty awesome if he can pony up more.
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i didnt really had budget for gpu thats why i didn't bought a big one in my build but i tought that if i could get something close to double perfomance of what i have for only 30$ it would be awesome. so for now i'll keep my lil 4350(wich does the minimum job i wanted, medium graph and hd output for tv). if i'm going to buy another gpu then i'll save money for the next radeon gen (7xxx i suppose) its nothing really important, i can stick with what i have for some time. But crossfire would be bad because my second pcie is x4 or because hd4350 is just not good enough?
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