makes me think I made a mistake.
The issue is my 1920x1200 monitor.
Would I be better off going CF for the new build or getting a single, more powerful card?
My current rig is pushing 4 years old and was built for single card, so I have no experience with either CF or SLI and, indeed made the decision to get a single slot MB because both had issues at the time.
Any input would be most welcome.
Well since you already have bought a 5770 then CrossFiring it would be a good option but if you can afford a 5870/5850 then go for them ,but in your post you wrote that your motherboard has one single slot so if you want to get another 5770 you have to get a new motherboard too,so go for a single 5870//5850
You misunderstood my ramblings, mate.
I do not intend to keep the current rig, but sell it on while it is still worth selling and building a new system from scratch, just swapping the 5770 from the current system into the new one and adding a second for CF-If that is the best option.
Not yet, but the option remains open;)
I am not a great fan of multi-GPU setups but the reviews for dual 5770s' made me think it was the best way to go, and the tech has come on quite a bit since the current rig was built.