Hey everyone, I have been building a computer for quite awhile and I've finally decided to make the step to upgrading into crossfire. My question is, which motherboard would be suitable (around $150 ish) for crossfire and which mid tower case would be good too. My current motherboard doesn't support crossfire and my case is too small to support crossfire.
I'm planning on buying the corsair tx 850
The corsair carbide 500r (if there's a better mid tower case that I'm missing out please recommend me some) probably around the same price range of the corsair 500r which is $139)
For motherboard I'm not too sure yet...
My specs ATM are . Cooler master 550w psu, i7 2600k, 16gb Kingston ram. Msi 6870 1tb sea gate barracuda 2tb wd caviar green
hmm , ive checked on some of your recommendations. but unfortunately i dont live in the countries where newegg ship to. so... ive checked the price of the motherboard that u recommended and its around $220 usd where im at.
Fair enough, its just that most stuff bound for Nz or Oz goes through singapore, they would probably just send it straight to you, cheaper on shipping
Basically you want to go through the mobo's on the list there and see which have at least two x16 Pcie lanes,
if you can't get that then two at x8 is fine but do not get a crossfire Mobo that has one at x16 and one at x4 or x1, it really isn't worth it
hmm ic. do u have any cases to recommend me? i really like the carbide 500r but its kinda expensive, well for what i have in mind. the 400r looks great too but are there any other options besides corsair?
Thermaltake, Fractal, Corsair, there are literally thousands out there,
I would look at full towers if you are crossfiring and if you know your specific cards it helps as you can then make sure your case will fit the cards,
because some cards are in excess of 12" nowadays
*Edit, it could be worth checking out the members gallery, in homebuild and Overclocking as well, see if theres a particular case you like the look of