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My rig as of right now.

1090t @ 3.5GHz
8GB DDR3 1600 4DIMMS
MSI 890FXA-GD70
Crossfire XFX 5770's
850w HALE90 PSU

I really hate to see my quad Crossfire board go to waste with only two cards. I know it is not worth it to triple crossfire 5770's. So should I get my third 5770 or sell the two ones I have now and get something more up there? Maybe a 5870 or something in the 6*** series that I can triple crossfire? I am looking for something I can crossfire 2 cards with on my 850w.

If you guys have any input that would be great! Thanks
post #2 of 13
Sell those mid end card and grab a 6950-6970
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But can I triple crossfire those cards? Because thats what I am looking for.
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thrid 5770 has been known to beat even a 5970 on some occasions. Go for it. It is a beastly setup. At most your going to be able to get MAYBE 115-120 shipped out of those 2 cards... I should know as I sold 2 a month or 2 ago.

Anyway your 850 is plenty for more powerful cards or 3 5770s.

Also the 69xx series scale great and xfire and they can go up to quadfire.
 
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Ok! I will most likely just get my third (Have a wallet full of birthday money that I want to spend) so I will try that out. I really don't want to get a new PSU and I have always been able to pull great clocks on my 5770's.
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>.> Not as good as me though. A guy I sold my 5770s to hit 1040/1325 on my 5770s with ease. I hit 1100/1400 on them in the cold at stock in the winter.
 
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When in god's name threefire beat a single big gpu ?
In 2 games ?
I would go for 100% single gpu over geez 3 gpu's even if you get 10% more on tripple gpu.
Just save yourself the trouble and get a 6970 instead.
post #8 of 13
and you can get much better price, you can get at least 75 each if not more.

Just don't sell it on OCN.
I sell on kijiji and I most part of the time am able to sell same/higher price than what I paid for even used.
I just trick them saying it's brand new technologie
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Dont forget you can only trifire the reference 5770s as they dont have enough connectors on the other ones to attach 3 together
    
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When in god's name threefire beat a single big gpu ?
In 2 games ?
I would go for 100% single gpu over geez 3 gpu's even if you get 10% more on tripple gpu.
Just save yourself the trouble and get a 6970 instead.
Since TrifireX scaled so beautifully. The 5770 was well known for scaling beautifully in pairs and trios. It was the reason it was selling like hotcakes.
     
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