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January 24, 2012 2:00:48 PM

Hello,
im really on a budget but i want to build adecent gamer pc. im looking ino getting a 4 way gpu mother board.i want to start out with 2 $90 dollar gpus then either buy a good $200dollar card so its 3 ways. is this possible or do i have to buy 4 of the same. ps i really want to take advantage of a new generation gpu eventually. thanxs guys!

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January 24, 2012 2:39:12 PM

:hello:  chaos. Welcome to the forums.

Not the best idea that I have seen this week, this month, this year.

Except for the LGA1366 X58 motherboards, quad GPU boards average about $300 each. That alone should kill the idea.
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January 24, 2012 2:46:22 PM

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1. :heink:  If you are truly a student with low budget, why the fudge are you looking into Quad-Fire motherboards?

2. You're better off buying 1 single powerful GPU, than 4 weak ones and CFX them.

3. What do you plan to do with your rig?

4. CFX/SLI only works with certain GPUs. You cant randomly glue them together.

5. What's your budget?

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January 24, 2012 4:03:58 PM

You're not going to do 4-way crossfire on a budget, nope. There are some sub $200 AMD boards with enough slots though spacing is an issues if you're not using cards with single slot coolers. For a budget look for a board that can do 3-way CF max, like this

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also keep in mind that crossfire does not always work properly in games with more than 2 cards. There can actually be a small decrease going from 3 to 4 GPUs (if there's any effect at all) if the game does not have a proper 4-way crossfire optimization. An LGA 1155 board for 3-way crossfire would be a little more expensive but might be worth it. What's your budget?
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February 1, 2012 2:29:09 PM

tru thanx guys besids i just read about the heat issue i gues dual iss better but still exensive thanxs for your opinions wish you the best :) 
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February 1, 2012 9:30:12 PM

Go with a powerful single card over 2 mid-range. The hassle of CFX plus the power usage and heat isn't worth it with below x8xx cards.
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February 2, 2012 11:16:27 AM

Vettedude said:
Go with a powerful single card over 2 mid-range. The hassle of CFX plus the power usage and heat isn't worth it with below x8xx cards.

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The HD 7950 just came out and it looks great, or you could wait til March for an HD 7870. Both will be powerful, and better than two mid-range cards in Xfire.
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February 2, 2012 11:33:41 AM

as i m also an student if i have that much of budget around $200 i will not get an hd 6870 i will get an hd 6850 because of its price and performance so for an gpu hd 6850 will be the best choice.:) 
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February 2, 2012 11:52:35 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should get this, then crossfire it later.
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February 9, 2012 1:36:18 PM

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February 9, 2012 1:51:09 PM

no way

get a 6750

much cheaper
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February 9, 2012 3:29:10 PM

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