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Hello there everyone.

So this year I have alittle budget for upgrades on my compy. ($500)

I want to upgrade my graphics card... or just crossfire another one. However I don't know if I have enough space in my chassis to crossfire another card. And if I cant fit another 5850 in, should I just forget about it, or buy a better card?
Here's my specs:

Azza Solano 1000 Full Tower

Gigabyte X58A-ud3r

and a ATI 5850.

Now just looking inside my case it doesn't look like i'd have much room to add another card.



As you can see, not much room. (The card directly under the GPU is my wifi card.)


Also, I would like to eventually make a custom water cooling loop. Is it possible to fit a Xfire in there AND custom water cooling?

Any and all help is appreciated
On another note... Should I just buy another case?
    
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Hello there everyone.

So this year I have alittle budget for upgrades on my compy. ($500)

I want to upgrade my graphics card... or just crossfire another one. However I don't know if I have enough space in my chassis to crossfire another card. And if I cant fit another 5850 in, should I just forget about it, or buy a better card?
Here's my specs:

Azza Solano 1000 Full Tower

Gigabyte X58A-ud3r

and a ATI 5850.

Now just looking inside my case it doesn't look like i'd have much room to add another card.



As you can see, not much room. (The card directly under the GPU is my wifi card.)


Also, I would like to eventually make a custom water cooling loop. Is it possible to fit a Xfire in there AND custom water cooling?

Any and all help is appreciated
On another note... Should I just buy another case?
Get a bigger case and 6850/6870s.
    
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If you CF the 2nd gpu and PSU will be too close to each other and collect heat.
Better just sell the 5850 and get a 6970
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW stock 
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Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
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