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Im looking at upgrading my GPU... And im wondering if i should Xfire another HD5770 with my current one? or get another card?

Pretty much gaming, i don't fold or anything.

I game at either 1920x1080 OR 3840x1024
I NEED TO RUN THREE MONITORS (I know that you need 2x nVidia's for that)

Probably i will have to go the ATI Route in order to get Eyefinity working ... and i already bought that dumb DP adapter.

Not sure what the best bang for buck card is anymore?
Edited by iCrap - 6/10/11 at 7:34pm
    
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Budget? At this point, you need more processing power, not card count.
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Under 200 bucks. When you say processing power, do you mean new CPU? or GPU processing power? And isn't that what crossfiring does?
    
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I was wondering what you plan to do with your GPU. Like you play games? Video rendering?

If you play games than your cpu is fine, and you need a better gpu. For 200 buxs your best bet is probably a HD 6870. I am not being bias because I have that, but after research that what I came up with. Cheap but able to upgrade at a cheap price later on when needed. HD 6870 can be had for $200 before rebates now, and later on say in 6 months you want to upgrade it probably in the $150 range so when you need to upgrade again just throw in another HD 6870. If you look at comparisons CF HD 6870 ($400 for both currently before rebates) > GTX 580 ($500 card)and some times rivals the GTX 590 ($700 card). Do keep in mind when you SLI or CF you do might run into some issues which companies try to resolve asap through driver updates.

I wouldn't bother getting another 5770 if your budget is $200 because when the need to upgrade again you have to get rid of two cards before you can buy something else. Also if you do get another 5770 I would advice you to get another power supply. Heck any gpu upgrade you planning I would recommend getting a better power supply. CF 5770 or HD 6870 or anything else you would want a better stable brand name power supply than your Rosewill.

If you like photoshop and video rendering then yes you would be better off with a better cpu and more ram, at least 8gb.
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sell your card to me and buy a 2g 6950 which should do the trick
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sell your card to me and buy a 2g 6950 which should do the trick
haha did you read his budget?
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post #7 of 21
just for gaming, yes,n get rid of your 5770, and get a 68XX series card, or a 69XX series card, then later, when you budget allows, get a second for Xfire!

CPU related, for gaming, running at 3.7GHz is plenty of cpu speed!

XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB = $187.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150506

MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127560

XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521
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am i the only one not seeing a budget in his post or am i going crazy

ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT the best way for your gaming rig to work in any sort of eyeball finitys is to sell me your gpu

anything less then that just will NOT WORK!!!
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post #9 of 21
get another 5770
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get another 5770
Nice photo's!
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