This is my first post here so i don't know if anyone will be replying.
Here's my question: I currently hv a HD6850 and i want to add one more and crossfire it, problem is, my current motherboard doesn't support crossfire.
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640
GPU: Sapphire hd 6850
MOBO: ASUS M4A77TD
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Case: Some Coolermaster Elite cheap case ATX
So will my powersupply be able to afford two cards, also will my coolermaster case do the job or do i need a bigger one and what boards do u guys recommend?
Help will be appreciated,
Thanks for the reply My PSU i think it's coolermaster, GX series 550w , as for the case here is the link : http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5239 i'm not sure whether it has enough fans nor the exhaust thingy.
Also, will there be cheaper alternatives for the board? I wouldn't mind if there weren't just asking.
THanks again, i hope u'll answer,
Don't worry about the heat, it can be easily solved with fans if it ends up being a little hot. And, your PSU will be fine for another card. It will be running near max capacity but it will work. No use in buying a new unit until the old one gives up.
As for motherboard, that was the cheapest I could find with dual slots faster than 16x, 4x, which you dont want. That one little feature costs a lot compared to other boards. Maybe consider just getting a single faster card? It may cost as much as card + mobo.