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Need Help Deciding on Crossfire GPU

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January 11, 2009 4:22:30 PM

Hi everyone, first time builder here and need help deciding which way to go with GPU card.

My system is MB: Asus M3A79T: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 with 8G memory.

The MB is crossfire ready. My question is: Is it better to buy 2 less expensive cards or 1 expensive card.

The only game I am playing is WOW.

Next question is which card is best for what I am doing.

And of course if you have any other suggestions on system please feel free to give I am a noob.

Thanks

Dave

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January 11, 2009 4:38:40 PM

1. What resolution?

2. What's your budget?
January 11, 2009 4:48:10 PM

Well if the only game you are playing now is WOW, then I wouldn't worry about CrossFire or even an expensive GPU. However, generally speaking, at least in my opinion, you get more of a performance increase per dollar increase by crossfiring two lesser cards than buying the one most expensive card. But it just depends on your budget too.

After crossfiring 2 4850 1GB's, the increase in price usually outweights the increase in performance. However, you can get the 4850 X2 2GB instead of crossfiring 2 4850 1GB's and get the same or maybe tad bit better performance for about the same price and still have a PCI-E slot left for another.

But again, with playing only WOW, you can probably get the lowest 4800 series card for real cheap to hold you over and then you can get a better and more expensive card later when the time comes that you need it and it'll probably be cheaper then.
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January 11, 2009 5:01:58 PM

How about 2 X SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card.

I can get them for $ 90/each
January 11, 2009 5:06:09 PM

or 2 X SAPPHIRE 100256L Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
January 11, 2009 5:19:02 PM

also what size power supply should I get
January 11, 2009 5:32:04 PM

really need to know some things like shadow mentioned; resolution, budget.

i would add; what are your current specs?

Agree, for WoW, you don't need Xfire. a single 4850/4830 will problably do. Add the second card later when the prices go down.
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