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Get another 5770 or Upgrade to 5850?

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August 13, 2010 1:04:57 AM

Hi all, first time user.

I'm looking for advice on a graphics card upgrade. My current system:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz on air Cooler Master V8
Sapphire HD5770 Vapor-X OC Edition
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
OCZ Vertex 60gb SSD
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4gb DDR3-1600 MHz RAM
650W Thermaltake Evo Blue PSU
Antec 902 Case

Main interest is gaming, I'm using a 23" LCD Monitor at 2048x1152.

Should I just get another 5770 and crossfire, or sell mine and get a 5850 for future-proofing? Would my power supply be able to handle two 5770's?

Thanks for any responses!

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a c 147 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 1:29:31 AM

Really it is up to you. That board has the extra slot between the 2 x16 PCI-E Slots so you will have less heat issues than most. Your power supply will handle either setup.

Really I would get a 2nd 5770. It will out perform a single 5850 and you will never get what you paid for the 5770 anyways. So you may as well use it.
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 1:47:14 AM

^+1 just add another 5770.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 3:24:54 AM

+2 another 5770
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