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Go with 5770 X-Fire or upgrade/new system?

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January 30, 2011 9:31:26 PM

Hey Folks,

For better or worse I went with 5770 probably about a year ago with the idea of x-firing in the future. But I do wonder if should have just picked up an 5850 then. Anyhow my question.

My specs:
Q9300 on ASUS Maximus Formula
4 gigs OCZ PC2-6400
OCZ 750W
Antec Nine Hundred Case

I run a resolution of 1680 x 1050 on 22 inch monitor. Currently playing Black Ops and TF2 at the moment.

Should I pick up another 5770 and go X-Fire? Will CPU be bottle neck? Or anyone recommend a better single GPU upgrade. Or is it time to completely upgrade to new system? You can pick up a 5770 for about 120-140 online.
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January 30, 2011 9:55:44 PM

Is the Q9300 oced? and if not do you plan to oc it?

Cheapest option is to CF:

99.99 with rebate ;) 


I prefer single card solutions. Budget?
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January 30, 2011 10:13:59 PM

Your CPU is fine. Just push it a little and it should be alright. CF sounds like a good idea. Games that do not support CF are usually older games which could be easily handled by a single 5770.
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January 31, 2011 12:06:00 AM

Not really on a budget but don't want to drop 400 on new card when perhaps a new system for say 1500-2000 would be smarter, see where I am coming from.....I have been and can OC it. Good cooling system even though NB seems to get a little hot at times.
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January 31, 2011 12:17:43 AM

Your CPU isn't actually a bottleneck, Q9XXX series is actually still top dog quad core wise, benchmark wise it still tops AMD Phenom II X4 Denems.

So you should go with the dual 5770's.
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January 31, 2011 12:43:25 AM

I'm kinda in the same situation with my 5850 and the way prices are dropping on 5xxx series cards i'm buying another.
Was kind of the whole point of buying a x-fire mobo in the first place.
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January 31, 2011 8:29:56 PM

yeah WTH go with another 5770...thanks for help...think I just needed to hear it out "loud". :D  Got to make sure she will all fit though :) 
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January 31, 2011 9:07:49 PM

MajestyMephisto said:
yeah WTH go with another 5770...thanks for help...think I just needed to hear it out "loud". :D  Got to make sure she will all fit though :) 

If you're worried about the card fitting and haven't purchased it yet, you could always go for this single slot 5770 like I did.
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