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1st time build and crossfire

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September 15, 2011 7:52:10 PM

Hi all. I am building my own PC for the first time. I recently decided to add a 2nd video card to the system setup. Is it recommended to set it up with 2 off the bat? Or do I set it up with 1 and then add the next one?

Thanks. :) 

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September 15, 2011 10:22:33 PM

Set the first one up, then power down, install the second one, google crossfire/Sli set up for guides on both standards
September 15, 2011 11:00:26 PM

Thanks :)  I figured so but wasn't sure.
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September 16, 2011 1:49:58 AM

No probs man
September 16, 2011 2:15:15 AM

Agree... build system with only one card while formatting, install, etc. If u havent bought parts yet try to make sure there is 2 to 3 slots between PCI-E slots on your motherboard selection.. The more the better because of heat. Single cards are almost always more stable and reliable than SLI/Crossfire. So try to go with a more powerful single card if possible. Remember to use latest drivers from or
September 16, 2011 10:22:42 PM

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