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Question regarding HD 5850 & Crossfire

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July 21, 2011 5:18:05 PM

So last June I put together a new computer and got an ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU radeon HD 5850 1GB graphics card and a motherboard with 2 x16 PCI slots (The Actual MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) so that I could later buy another 5850 card when the prices declined and Crossfire them. The problem is I waited too long and now neither the 5850 nor the 5870 are sold anymore. So my question is if I wanted to upgrade my graphics is there some comparable product out now for sub $200 I could crossfire my 5850 with or is trying to crossfire it with something at this point just not worth the effort?

Any help or suggestions are appreciated, Thank!

-Sean
July 21, 2011 5:33:05 PM

I know there are a few out there but their prices seem screwed, as in only 20 dollars less than they cost a year and a half ago.
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2011 5:36:21 PM

Demand for these cards most be high!
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July 21, 2011 5:49:03 PM

Something like that, from the July best gaming GPUs for the money article that Tom's always posts it looks like they are still relatively powerful compared to the newest cards. Really wish I could find a cheap one somewhere
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July 21, 2011 6:16:45 PM

lightly used for 130? sounds good to me. Ebay snipy snipe time
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2011 11:09:47 AM

Dame! That card I linked you to sold for $222.50 and that's a used card, talking about demand for em, I think bitcoin mining has something to do with it. Everybody into mining is snapping up higher end radeon cards.
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2011 11:11:57 AM

What is your native resolution?
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July 24, 2011 3:33:44 PM

I actually won that card, I was not happy to throw out $220 for it but that is the Exact same card I have now, so I figure for crossfire got to have it.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 4:48:30 PM

Congratulations on the winning bid. I'm surprised it went that high, but you get what you paid for, an exact match.
Don't forget to have the warranty transferred over to you. Good luck with it and keep me posted.
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