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post #11 of 21
your mb may not be able to do it:
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PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (dual @x16, triple @x16 x8 x8)
1 (@x4)
since the last pcie slot is right next to the 3rd pcie slot you'll need to find either a single slot 5770 or modify/change the cooler on the 3rd 5770 to a single slot cooler. Plus, running a 4th card @ 4x may have a performance hit.

So, tri-fire would be ideal, or just get a new powerful card, or get a mb that supports proper quad-fire.
post #12 of 21
Also dont forget XFX revised the 5770 and made it with only 1 crossfire finger so tread lightly, you might get cards that you cant crossfire with more than 2.
 
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Oh see thanks

ya im looking around the country on craigslist right now finding really good cards

gotta watch out for the xfx cards as nagle pointed out

psu power yup will be getting bigger psu of course..

airflow oh ya forgot something has to get between those cards
im going to get a bigger fan and make it sit in the case pushing air through the rear of the case
(im talking like one of those stand alone fans you can get at home depot (i know not pleasing to the eyes) but it can be done
looking around finding some descent builds on craigstlist to bah
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If you want 4 5770s, then why not go with 2 5870s?
 
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post #15 of 21
they can go up to quad but tri-fire seems to be the sweet spot for them
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
If you want 4 5770s, then why not go with 2 5870s?
That's what I was wondering whilst reading this thread. I think it might be the $300 price limit, though.
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post #17 of 21
Hm... In that case just go trifire. They don't scale too well after 3 cards.
 
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post #18 of 21
Been reviewed here you go http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ngle-slot.html. Looks like four way X-fires doesn't scale well but 3 way looks very good.
post #19 of 21
if ur gna get more than 2 cards in a multi gpu solution stick to 3 max. the 4th usually offers no performance increase, trifire scaling with the 5770 is only supported by some games so the 4th would become redundant.
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scaling would be a problem with that setup!
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