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October 27, 2011 1:45:08 AM

I will be building a new computer in the coming weeks and i have a question.
I have a 5770 and was planning on buying a 955 Phenom 2 and crossfiring a 6770.Should i do that or should i use the money i was going to spend on the 6770 and go sandy bridge i3 or maybe i 5. Skyrim Old republic and secret world are in my future

Here is what i bought or have
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Gigabyte 5770 OC
No name Dvd burner

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October 27, 2011 1:54:40 AM

I don't think you can crossfire cards from different series.
What's your current processor?
October 27, 2011 2:01:18 AM

6770 can crossfire with 5770. My current comp is a dell xps e 6400 Core 2 duo which chugs when i play civ 5 which is the reason for the new build.
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October 27, 2011 2:07:23 AM

A CPU upgrade would seem more appropriate in this instance, as it's almost certainly your bottleneck.

get a 2500k now, and crossfire/upgrade your GPU in the future. A 5770 can still play most games on reasonable settings, so with a decent CPU it should do fine.
October 27, 2011 2:28:32 AM

This crossfire chart says you can't.

Oh my bad, actually you can. Didn't see the 4 yellow squares on the right side.
November 3, 2011 12:28:50 AM

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