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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS

I plan on going to that store which is about 10min drive away, anyways...

I already have 1 Asus EAX1950Pro Crossfire ready, now will buying another Asus EAX1950Pro Crossfire edition boost my performance double?

I just got my computer 2 days ago custom built, just might as well get the 2nd if it's worth it.
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post #2 of 12
Well it depends really..if there are any games you play and they dont get say atleast 30 FPS..then yea it COULD be worth it....but if you plan to upgrade to DX10 soon..stick with 1 x1950pro..its a plenty powerful card really.
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I gotta think about this, cause I do play Half Life 2 and Halo 2 for PC, I got the XP Patch for it, it's awesome. but F.E.A.R is what I play most, and fps sometimes drops down to about 30 =/, depending what level.

I could save the money, wait till september, have more money by then and possible by 2x HD2900XT Cards.

We'll see, I agree, 1 x1950pro is plenty right now. but the cost of getting another one is actually cheap.
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if its bellow 30fps either get another one... or you could trade your crossfire edition card and pay a litle extra and get a single 2900xt 1 gig 65nm coming soon...
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post #5 of 12
Well look at it this way.. you could by another one and then if somthing better comes out before the warranty is up .. take it back for a full refund. That is if you dont kill the card in the process

I've done this to save money actually.. you buy somthing so you dont spend your money on crap and then when you find somthing better or your next pay check comes .. take it back.
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post
if its bellow 30fps either get another one... or you could trade your crossfire edition card and pay a litle extra and get a single 2900xt 1 gig 65nm coming soon...
Go for that, that would be your best bet.
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post #7 of 12
Unless you have a monitor that goes higher than 1280x1024 you should be fine with one card. The only game i've played that isin't smooth at full steam is oblivion and fear to a lesser extent. If you can get the card for under 200(taxes/shipping in), i say go for it. otherwise wait and see if you want more performance/ if dx10 is the standard (spring 2009?).
    
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I've decided to get crossfire, since this store is where I got my computer, it's a decent price.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS

So next friday I should well have my Crossfire setup on 2x X1950Pro's. =)
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i have a ? how do you know how many fps you are getting durning a game?
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Quote:
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i have a ? how do you know how many fps you are getting durning a game?
Download FRAPS and install it
    
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