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Old October 4, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Default Upgrading to Crossfire 5770

I have a 5770 with a Crossfire capable motherboard, and I wanted to throw another 5770 into my PC. Do you guys think its even worth it or would it be better to sell my current 5770 and buy something better, like a 5870? Post your opinions.

Also, do I have anything to worry about such as extra cooling needed to support another card, or anything of that sort? I have never crossfired 2 cards so Im a noob when it comes to that.

Its up for the next couple days at a discount price over at NCIX too, NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E2.0 Video Card - HD577AZNFC In Canada.

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Old October 4, 2010, 01:00 AM
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if you can find a second one super cheap? go for it. if not? hmm...personally i get rid of stuff before it depreciates a bunch more, but seeing you probably had it for a while, tough call.

anyway, by november the 6 series refresh should give you an idea. check back on this. was it worth it to sell the 5770 for 100-120? and get its replacement for 179-199? :) time will tell ;)
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Old October 4, 2010, 01:16 AM
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yeah true man. hmmm.
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one thing i learned the tough way, is when youre selling your old whatever, and some cheap arse(no,not me :D ) offers you your price minus 5 bucks? be a man and give it to him. why? well, if you miss that sale and your item is not really priced competitively and you hold on to it till the value tanks? no bueono.
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Old October 4, 2010, 01:40 AM
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I just ordered an adapter (reviews said it worked with eyefinity/third monitor) and grabbed a 2nd monitor off bestdirect.ca, so for the time being I can have 3 monitors while I make my decision (either way in the end, I will need the 3rd monitor, so why not grab it now.)

going to have 2x21.5 + a 17 on the side, later on I will need to grab my third 21.5 and by that time I might have a 5870 or 2x5770
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if i were you id dithc the smaller fries and go straight to a 24. ive seen ppl do eyefinity on 22's...not bad. but id rather have 2 24's or one 30 incher. but the power needed to power those things will need a nukular reactor lol.
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Multiple monitors and multiple gpu's can be a PITA.
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