So I just picked up two 5770 from Compusa for $60 each (price error in their B&M ad) and was wondering if I should keep these two and Crossfire them or just resell them and upgrade to a 5850? Not sure the benefits/negatives of each...
I plan on eyefinity in the future but currently am just using a 46" Sony Bravia (120mhz). This will be going in a I-930.
How much better is a single 5850 over a single 5770?
Oh and with this purchase my goal of building a Sub $1000 i7-930 build will be a reality.
CASE: Antec 300 Illusion
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
PROCESSOR- i7-930 (paid $250 microcenter) ALREADY HAVE!
Harddrive: 500g F3 or Seagate 7200.12 (havent decided which yet)
Graphics: 2 XFX Radeon 5770 1 gig DDR5 Crossfired ($130) ALREADY HAVE!
PSU: Corsair 650W(bought last year) ALREADY HAVE!
Coolant: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus
RAM: Still up in the air..
Wireless Card: Still up in the air
Pretty sure I can finish this for less then $620...
You just got two $150 cards for $60 each. I don't see the need to spend $300+ on a new card just for numbers sake.
-Yes as for drive just get whatever is the cheapest. (not LG)
-Ram: get a nice triple of cas7s.
-Get the 500 gb F3. That's a totally biased statement because I own a F3 1tb .
-Do you really need a wireless card? Personally I'm just using an old netgear rangemax b/g card that I had laying around. But honestly I never touch the wireless on my rig.