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SSD vs Crossfire , What is a better upgrade !!

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well , I got my hands on a 2700k , So im going to do a little revamp.

Im currently Running a single 6850 Msi PE/OC Performs great for what it is im very happy with it.


I have to buy a new MOBO , So to get above that 299 Mark to get 6months of free money im thinking of one of two upgrades.

To buy another 6850 and do crossfire , which scales VERY well as iv read.

Or to buy a 120gig SSD to put my programs and OS on,

I am leaning towards the Xfire setup , But it concerns me that the 7000 series cards are right around the corner so the 6k series cards might get a heft price cut...
post #2 of 24
The 7950 is rumored to be quite a horsepower I believe. But without Dx12, and the gap between it and Dx12 being around 1yr(Most Probably), I'd like to put my money on Dx12 cards.
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What is the primary purpose of this rig? Developing, gaming, graphic design, etc? Might help us make a more educated suggestion!
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Well I use it mostly for games. Some photo editing , nothing to crazy. Also torn do to crossfire issues that you get sometimes
post #6 of 24
im sure you'll hear a lot of SSD in this thread.

take my word, get the crossfire. you wont notice the effect on SSD on gaming or simple photo editing.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Cryolite View Post

im sure you'll hear a lot of SSD in this thread.
take my word, get the crossfire. you wont notice the effect on SSD on gaming or simple photo editing.

Good recommendation from the guy with both an SSD and dual graphics cards. thumb.gif
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If your graphics card is great and your not having any problems then get the SSD, you wont regret it! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 24
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I should also throw in that my monitor is like 6 years old so still running dvi... Maybe upgrade to HDMI? Lol
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I should also throw in that my monitor is like 6 years old so still running dvi... Maybe upgrade to HDMI? Lol

HDMI isn't an upgrade from DVI.
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