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I have a gigabyte 5770 and I am about to get a a power colour 5770 to crossfire with. will these be compatible?

EDIT is it worth it to spend an extra 10 bucks for an xfx card?
Edited by Eggs and bacon - 6/19/11 at 3:53am
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post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by Eggs and bacon View Post
I have a gigabyte 5770 and I am about to get a a power colour 5770 to crossfire with. will these be compatible?

EDIT is it worth it to spend an extra 10 bucks for an xfx card?
They'll crossfire. Just compare the warranties and see if XFX gives a better one and is worth the $10. Go with the PowerColor otherwise.

Don't forget a bridge in case the card doesn't come with one.
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You lack a power supply description in your sig rig. What is it?
 
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Of course they will work together. If one is higher clocked and other is lower clocked. Higher clocked card will be lower clock by default. You can oc then them_!
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My power supply is a 430 watt coolermaster no name ( came with case)
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I think even a good quality 430W PSU will be pushing it for Xfire 5770s... You will need to upgrade your PSU. You need to make sure its a good quality PSU, something in the 600W range would be suitable.
 
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
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My power supply is a 430 watt coolermaster no name ( came with case)
You would be pushing the PSU if you ever ran something like Prime and Furmark at the same time, but odds are you'll be fine with that.
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post #8 of 21
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You would be pushing the PSU if you ever ran something like Prime and Furmark at the same time, but odds are you'll be fine with that.
The 420W that comes with that case has only 16A from the +12v... I doubt the 430W will be more than 1-2A higher, which is still not enough.
 
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post #9 of 21
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Would the PSU be fine for games? Bit short on cash so it's my next upgrade, just need it to last for now
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post #10 of 21
Then IMO you should upgrade the PSU first, then when you have saved up enough for another 5770, get that.
 
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