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post #11 of 15
Get a UD3P motherboard, 650TX and a 4890 and if your running stock cooling on that E6600 but a heatsink and fan.
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01 View Post
You could also get this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136060

And get two of these cards in CF:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161279

With the corsair 650TX PSU, and you will get performance like the GTX280
It seems strange to me that two 100$ cards can perform as well as a 380$ card. Are there any drawbacks? Do all games/apps work with CF? Also, is their performance the same with high res games even though they are only 512 mb cards?
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2 4770's in xfire here's your info.....
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If I had $800 to spend on an upgrade here's how i would spend it.

2 x Sapphire 4770 - $99.99 Each
Corsair 650TX - $99.99 ($30 Mail-In)
G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333 - $59.99
GA-EP45T-UD3P - $139.99 ($15 Mail-In)
Q9550 - $269.99
Xigmatek S1283V "Dark Knight" - $39.99

$809.93 + shipping

Hopefully the $45 in rebates makes up for being over budget.

Note i only went DDR3 and EP45T because the price difference was literally $5.00. and the overhead of the DDR3 almost guarentees a decent overclock so long as you don't get a dud of a processor.
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Originally Posted by VBDotNetRulz View Post
It seems strange to me that two 100$ cards can perform as well as a 380$ card. Are there any drawbacks? Do all games/apps work with CF? Also, is their performance the same with high res games even though they are only 512 mb cards?
Well, nobody wants to spend $380 on a GTX280 anymore because you can get the faster GTX275 for around $260 (the GTX280 has a high price because the GTX280 was still 65nm and the production wasn't very good and expensive)

Crossfire won't scale good on every game, but will be generally faster than the GTX260 (even GTX275)

Here's another review:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/966/3/

By the way the setup made by BigWooly looks very good though.
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