Planning on assembling a PC to replace my old one. Thinking of getting two HD6850/6870s in crossfire instead of buying a GTX570. But friends have told me that going CF will have disadvantages like increased power draw and needing a watercooling solution.
Are these true? Now I'm second guessing myself and need some quick guidance. Should I proceed with the CF config or should I go with the single card instead? Appreciate the inputs.
i run cf 5870's and have no problem at all and i am 100% air cooled, and they use more power then 6870 or 6850 and those solutions will out perform the 570 any day. id go cf, you'll get a better bang for your buck.