Best bang for the buck (X-fire or single GPU)

What would be the best way to go with a $150-$200 budget with an Ati GPU? I have always used Nvidia GPU's. My client wants The full AMD Dragon platform. I was considering 2 4770's or 2 4830/4850's (if really make that much of a diff). For my budget would I be better off running X-fire or getting like a single 4870? He has an I-INC 25" LCD btw.
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  1. For a new build, I'd *always* use the best single card within budget, paired with a mobo that can SLI/Crossfire.

    You didn't mention the intended screen resolution, but single cards in your budget range can handle all games up to 1920 res. SLI/Crossifre doesn't always scale, and in certain MMOs it will even reduce frame rates. The power and heat required for SLI/Crossfire should be reserved for ultra-high resolutions, or upgrades.
  2. the 25" LCD goes to 1920x1200 is that not considered a high resolution anymore?
  3. ^^^ I was def considering that.
  4. prelude2250 said:
    the 25" LCD goes to 1920x1200 is that not considered a high resolution anymore?


    Hehe. It is *a* high resolution. Seriously, around here one has to be just a bit careful.
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