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post #11 of 15
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I think I'm going this route:

I can get:

2x2 GB DDR3 RipJaws ($50)
Radeon 6870 1 GB ($219.99 - $20 promo discount - $30 mail in = $169.99)
Biostar TP67B+ Mobo ($129.99 - $15 promo = $114.99)
i5 2500k ($193)
Retention Bracket for Xiggy ($10)
Shipping ($10)
= $550

I am getting $260 for my CPU, GPU, Mobo, RAM and another processor I have

So out of pocket is $290

The Biostar isn't a top of the line mobo, but it has two PCI-e slots (though when I run crossfire it will be in x4 x4) and the reviews say it overclocks well. The retention bracket allows me to use my Xiggy on 1155. The 6870 seems like a good price/performance deal and I can easily add a second when the price is right.
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Will your Antec EA650 650W be enough to power 2 6870's?
Are there enough connectors? Is there enough current on the 12V rails?
     
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by seabiscuit68 View Post
I think I'm going this route:

I can get:

2x2 GB DDR3 RipJaws ($50)
Radeon 6870 1 GB ($219.99 - $20 promo discount - $30 mail in = $169.99)
Biostar TP67B+ Mobo ($129.99 - $15 promo = $114.99)
i5 2500k ($193)
Retention Bracket for Xiggy ($10)
Shipping ($10)
= $550

I am getting $260 for my CPU, GPU, Mobo, RAM and another processor I have

So out of pocket is $290

The Biostar isn't a top of the line mobo, but it has two PCI-e slots (though when I run crossfire it will be in x4 x4) and the reviews say it overclocks well. The retention bracket allows me to use my Xiggy on 1155. The 6870 seems like a good price/performance deal and I can easily add a second when the price is right.
nd then sell my mobo, ram, processor and upgrade then.
This doesnt sound like a sensible option, I recommend u to get
asus p8p67
it support x-fire @ 8x + 8x,
its cheap,$160
so spending extra $46 will do the trick,u dont have to upgrade the mobo in future.
Hope this helps
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post #14 of 15
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Thanks for the advice. I went with the MSI P67A - GD53 which has a x16 and x8 PCI-e.

I think my PSU will be fine. It has 3 +12volt rails (22v, 22v and 25v) and has 2 6pin (a molex to dual 6 pin costs like $5). I don't have a lot of other stuff to power - one hard drive, Blu-Ray and DVD optical...
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post #15 of 15
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AMD says a 500watt or higher for Crossfire 6870's. Also, in the reviews of my PSU, a guy has 560 Ti's SLI'd and has no issues.
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