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    Going XFire Buying Advice

    Seeing as the 5850 has dropped £50 in price I'm thinking of going crossfire.

    But can anybody recommend a an AM3 mobo with at least 2 genuine PCI-E x 16 slots for around £100.

    And how much do you think I can charge for my 6 month old, in perfect condition with all the packaging, Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 to help pay for the upgrade.
    Last edited by Attila the Bun; 13-01-2011 at 11:50 AM.
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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    I was hoping for a manifestation of moose power here but it seems CtV is conspicuous by his absence
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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    He's in a couple of long threads Intel vs AMD. Send him a PM.
    OT: my XFire is so much better with the 10.12 driver set.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Bun View Post
    I was hoping for a manifestation of moose power here but it seems CtV is conspicuous by his absence
    The Moose got distracted.

    I would probably not go for a Crossfire setup since you have to get a new motherboard.

    You could probably buy an HD6990 when it is out for example as you would be spending at least £400 on a Crossfire setup.


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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    He's in a couple of long threads Intel vs AMD. Send him a PM.
    OT: my XFire is so much better with the 10.12 driver set.
    I'm not sure which driver set I have with my current 5850...I must check when I go home.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Moose got distracted.

    I would probably not go for a Crossfire setup since you have to get a new motherboard.

    You could probably buy an HD6990 when it is out for example as you would be spending at least £400 on a Crossfire setup.
    I was planning to get another 5850 to go with the exisiting one. With a replacement mobo at around £100 that would be approximately £250 minus whatever I got for the EVO.
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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    You maybe able to get a 790FX based motherboard for around £100 or maybe an 890FX one for around £120.

    TBH,I would wait a few months until the AM3+ 990FX motherboards are released. This way you will have an upgrade path.

    Once,the GTX560 is released the HD6870 should hopefully become cheaper.


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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Bun View Post
    I'm not sure which driver set I have with my current 5850...I must check when I go home.



    I was planning to get another 5850 to go with the exisiting one. With a replacement mobo at around £100 that would be approximately £250 minus whatever I got for the EVO.

    You already have one! Now it makes sense!


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    Re: Going XFire Buying Advice

    Actually, waiting for the AM3+ 990FX release is not a bad idea...then I could drop a Bulldozer in it some time in the future and get a somewhat remarkable performance increase if your other thread is anything to go by.

    I have got this right haven't I? I can buy and AM3+ board and put my 965 in it initially then replace it when I have the money to do so?
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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