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Hey all,

I'm getting a PC, I'll have about $250 left so spend on the graphic's card, as it currently does not have one.

The PC spec's are as follows:
Intel i5 650
Gigabyte Motherboard (With cross fire) Micro ATX
8gb of DDR3 Ram (most likely 1333mhz)
700W PSU

I'm not sure if I should spend $250 on one graphic's card or buy two cheaper $125 graphic's cards and crossfire them. If I were to crossfire could probably spread the cost to $150 each.

Also, anybody know how this PC will game, will it be any good? T

Any so, please reply back and let me know what I should do.

Thanks!
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I suggest 1 gpu vs crossfire. Do you want only amd or evn nvidia will do?
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Originally Posted by jason387 View Post

I suggest 1 gpu vs crossfire. Do you want only amd or evn nvidia will do?

I don't really know much a out graphics cards, what ever is bet for the price. Not to bothered If it bottlenecks with the CPU, as I will probably upgrade later.

Also my prices are Australian, so kind f expensive.
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post #4 of 84
Grab this card fast. It's extremely good. Please don't wait. This price is killer!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127737
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Damn. What's an Australian site that you can purchase from?
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my advice is if you can buy a HD7950 for $270

i saw one at msy for clearance in sydney (ulitmo)

otherwise GTX 660 / HD 7870 is bang for your buck tbh

~ i live in sydney and is expensive
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post #7 of 84
Single card. Not every game (assuming you'll be gaming) supports 2 cards... but looksee:

7790 crossfired:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7790_CrossFire/

I briefly looked into it and it looks like it's right around a 7950 which linked aboved looks like you could get one for cheaper than cf and it leaves you the option to cf in the future.
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I gotta say having my 7770 CF is a huge diff from single card. A single card in that price range may not be able to keep up with 2 cheaper ones. And yes they scaled 100%, doubled all my frames.
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