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Hello,

I will be putting together a new RIG soon and need some card suggestions.

I am starting with the CASE Upgrade & Video Card Upgrades first!

I have a i72600K ATM & Will more then likely be upgrading to an AMD A10 (Unless I can be talked out of it)

I would really like to have an Cross Fire in this rig, so am wondering can anyone make some suggestions?

Does Crossfire work and still link with the APU? Is it worthless to go APU and crossfire?

Also, do ATI Cards come in a blue ICE like color scheme at all? As I would rather not dismantle and paint. smile.gif

Oh, and Id LIKE to stay ~500 MAX for the Cards if Possible
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Originally Posted by dwmcfall View Post

Hello,

I will be putting together a new RIG soon and need some card suggestions.

I am starting with the CASE Upgrade & Video Card Upgrades first!

I have a i72600K ATM & Will more then likely be downgrading to an AMD A10 (Unless I can be talked out of it)

I would really like to have an Cross Fire in this rig, so am wondering can anyone make some suggestions?

Does Crossfire work and still link with the APU? Is it worthless to go APU and crossfire?

Also, do ATI Cards come in a blue ICE like color scheme at all? As I would rather not dismantle and paint. smile.gif

Oh, and Id LIKE to stay ~500 MAX for the Cards if Possible

Fixed. but why?

edit: if you want about twice the power of your 560Ti, then upgrade to at least a R9 280. you do need to oc the cpu a bit. try 4.5GHz.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/15/14 at 9:43am
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Going to ask what you mean about downgrading - but in another thread under AMD CPU's do I do not derail my own thread smile.gif
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Going to ask what you mean about downgrading - but in another thread under AMD CPU's do I do not derail my own thread smile.gif

that AMD A10 is slower than my PhenomII X 4. so compared to a stock 2600K (with HT off) it is a downgrade.

The A10 integrated gpu would crossfire with a HD6000 card i believe.
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SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Sapphire+Vapor-X+R9+280X&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Hows this?

It's Obviously over my budget if I crossfire them...

Sadly I like it because it's the color scheme I want lol
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you are better off getting a new gpu. never count on sli/crossfire to have better performance.
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SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Sapphire+Vapor-X+R9+280X&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Hows this?

It's Obviously over my budget if I crossfire them...

Sadly I like it because it's the color scheme I want lol

that or the cheaper 280. either way . . . you would still need to oc your cpu a bit. at least 4GHz.

the 280X = 7970 GHz. 7970 oc'ed to 1100 GHz

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6528790

280 = 7950. here oc'ed to 1100 GHz

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7288276

edit: like Toyz said, if you can skip crossfiring and get a single more powerful gpu. in that case, i recommend a non-reference 290.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7689992

i'm not saying you'll get similar results but 1100 on the 290 is doable.

BTW, with the 280/280X/290 (compared to the 560Ti), you don't need to oc the gpu. the cpu needs to be oc'ed.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/15/14 at 10:50am
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post #8 of 9
A few things:

1. Yes you can crossfire a 240/250x with the A-10's iGPU, but why would you want to when you already have an i7?

2. It is usually more advisable to get one strong card than two weaker ones in crossfire, multi-card setups don't work with all games and tend to be buggier in general than a single-card setup. Crossfire is also significantly buggier than SLI (at least currently).

3. The only "blue" cards right now are the Sapphire Vapor-X series as far as I know(black+blue). AMD is traditionally red and black color schemes.

4. Not to be an arse, but from this and your other thread you clearly either have no idea what you are doing or are completely out of the loop hardware-wise for the last few years. I would suggest making a thread in the general hardware forum with a budget and a list of preferences/things you want to do so people can help you put together a sensible rig.
post #9 of 9
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Thanks York, I'm giving you thumbs up (Bet you never thought you'd get that form your comment wink.gif )

I am out of the loop and honestly have been since I installed that 560ti.

I normally just hop in the loop when i need an upgrade...


I will do as you suggested though. smile.gif
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