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Old June 8, 2007, 10:45 AM
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well right now I am doing my first PC build, so far I have only ordered the case, but I am just about ready to pick a motherboard, its probably going to be an ASUS P5W board. This board is set up for crossfire (it has two PCI-e ports and the Intel 975X chipset). The other thing is, I already own a middle/low end ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb PCI-E (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=ATI) that I have in another computer. I have not been able to find solid info on what I would need to crossfire this card, weather its going to require a master card and what master card I should use. Is it worth it to try to get a secon ATI card that will crossfire with this one or should I just go out and get an Nvidia?
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Old June 8, 2007, 10:48 AM
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Old June 8, 2007, 11:19 AM
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If you have the money, the 8800's are the cards to get. If you are on a super tight budget, I believe you only need to get another X1650 to run Crossfire.
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Old August 23, 2007, 02:53 PM
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I would get 2600XT's in crossfire. Or, get one super card.
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Old August 23, 2007, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Frat View Post
I would get 2600XT's in crossfire. Or, get one super card.
Yeah its a stellar setup! I had just orderd my board and my 2 GPUs when i had realized that the $100 2600s didn't come with crossfire bridges. Had to send it all back :/.

But if you want it for fun, try it. Just make sure you have the bridges...
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Old September 6, 2007, 08:00 AM
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I wouldnt get the Asus P5W DH Deluxe for Crossfire, I would use it for a single card system though.
They dont mention it in the glossy product guide but the 16 PCIe pipelines change to 1x12 and 1 x 4 pipes when you place a second card in that board even though it states "cross-fire ready" It will run them but not as effectivly as it could.

I have Sapphire X1900XTX 512 and X1900 Crossfire in mine and it performs better with single card benching then crossfired.

Edit...ASUS Blitz Formula board will do a 2 x 8 which is great for Crossfire.

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Old October 24, 2007, 10:28 PM
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Why is it when people say that they want to make a crossfire system or they say they want to use an ATi gpu everyone posts with their favorite Nvidia flavour...Some people prefer ATi dammit...lol.

Now, I am in the process of doing the same thing. When you do buy a new mobo be sure to get he 580x chipset as it will be a true 16x2 the 480x is 8x2 I believe.

I would list some boards but I have only been following AMD/Ati Xfire so I wouldn't be of much help with Intel boards sorry.

Just make sure you get the 580x chipset with the 600SB and all will be happy times.

Yeah and do research into the ATi cards themselves as someone suggested as not all ATi's cards are Xfire compatible.

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Old October 25, 2007, 12:41 PM
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If you check Ati's website the 7.10 drivers have software support for crossfire...no hardware connection (bridges) needed for the 2400's or the 2600's
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