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So I just got my 5970 under water but I still have my 5870 1gb..

Should I sell my 5870 and just run the 5970? Or go ahead and get a block for my 5870 and run it still?

Torn between what to do. Look at my system for specs. Using 2 monitors- so thats whats having me rethink of keeping it
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If it's possible to crossfire it with the 5970 for tri fire then definitely. But I wouldn't invest money in a wb for it.
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edit: I'm not sure if your psu will handle 3 5870 gpus.
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Yes the 5870 can tri-fire with 5970. And yes my psu can handle it because Ive been running them 2 together for a few months.

My thinking too is if I get a WB for it- itll run cooler and then fit in with the rest of my loop. That or I dont get a block and run it. Or I can sell it and pocket the money for another upgrade, bulldozer cpu or x6?
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post #5 of 5
Run the 5970, and sell the 5870 for as much as you can now. Tri-fire only really benefits benchmarks and few select games.
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