What's a better solution (Crossfire or New GPU all together)

Right now I'm running a Asus HD 7850 Direct CU ii, I was wondering if it would be worth it to Crossfire this with another, or to just get a new card all together, will crossfire give me the same performance as a high end single GPU. Whats the pros and cons?
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  1. What motherboard do you have? Crossfiring does not usually scale 100% meaning you won't double your performance by adding another 7850, though with a great deal it still may be worth it. However usually I suggest selling the old gpu and getting a better single card as there are always chances of additional problems being introduced with sli/crossfire.
  2. I have a MSI Z87-G45
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    Well your MOBO is fine for CF support, I don't know what your PSU is but again it is just a matter of whether the possible hassel/less than 100% scaling is worth any savings you may have over buying a better single card.

    If I were you I would try to sell the one you have and try to get a 770 or better.
  4. Build:
    Intel Core i7 4770k 3.5ghz
    Asus HD 7850 Direct CU ii (overclocked) from 860 mhz to 1000mhz
    Seagate HDD 7200 RPM 1 TB
    Kingston V300 SSD
    2x4gb Corsair Vengence Ram 1800mhz
    Generic CD/DVD Rom drive
    TP Link 300mb/s Wireless card
    MSI Z87-G45
    H80i Watercooling loop (x2 fans) on radiator
    3x Case fans

    Also Power Supply is 600w and not bronze+ certified or anything so proabably gonna replace it and do you think that this Graphics card is bottlenecking this build?
  5. What exact model of psu do you have? While 600w is fine for crossfire, if it is a questionable unit I wouldn't do it.
  6. You're better off selling your old gpu and buying a new GPU.
    CrossFire is not always worth it.

    Probably, get a R9 280x or GTX 770
  7. While your PSU is not the greatest, it should easily handle the crossfire. Of course I still suggest going with the 770 or higher.
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