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I want to get a cheap graphics card (and a new motherboard) that I can SLI or X-fire.

Reason for this is I don't need anything too special atm... but when BF3 comes out I can put another in there.

Any ideas? Thanks guys
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Whats your budget exactly?
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2x 1GB 460's second hand or 2x 5770's?

heck even 1 is enough for you
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mastical View Post
Whats your budget exactly?
about £100 or less for each card. maybe stretch a lil bit.

* I will also be upgrading my processor at some point so im not worried about bottle necks atm.
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Originally Posted by brendanb581 View Post
I want to get a cheap graphics card (and a new motherboard) that I can SLI or X-fire.

Reason for this is I don't need anything too special atm... but when BF3 comes out I can put another in there.

Any ideas? Thanks guys
Personally I would not get out of date gpus to SLI, I will don't think I will go sli again.
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You haven't listed a budget but if I were you is go for the 6850 since they out perform the 460. But you also have the GTX 460/470 and HD 6850/6870/5850
    
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6850 or 6870s both scale very well in crossfire. Also the 6790 just came out for pretty cheap as well. Not sure on prices where your at though.
 
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550/560
    
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post #9 of 9
my rig was in-expensive... and there is future for sli... not sure if I wiill venture down that road, but the thought is there... my gts450 will run crysis 2 on gamer mode with a max fps of 50 on 1080p gameing, with a bog of 30 when the action is intense...
mobo = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131599
card = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-415-_-Product


Edit: didnt see your sig rig, but hope that would be helpfull.... I dont know much about amd
Edited by HardheadedMurphy - 4/5/11 at 5:37pm
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