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Crossfire Radeon HD 6790 IceQ. A good idea?

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February 17, 2012 4:48:03 PM

Hello,
im considering on getting 2 x HIS Radeon HD 6790 IceQ in an hour or so.
Before i do, i just want to ask the community if this combo nation is good or not.

CPU FX 6100
RAM 12 GB 1600 mhz
PSU 675 watt

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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 17, 2012 4:58:32 PM

CPU bottleneck makes you not to do so, replace to FX-8150 and overclock it. Also your PSU might be also insufficient. I don't think it's a good idea after all, just one with CPU overclock is a good idea though.
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February 17, 2012 5:11:19 PM

refillable said:
CPU bottleneck makes you not to do so, replace to FX-8150 and overclock it. Also your PSU might be also insufficient. I don't think it's a good idea after all, just one with CPU overclock is a good idea though.


Thanks for the reply! I want to make a decent gaming rig with a $800 - $900 buget, so im trying to save on cash. IF i were to keep the cpu would it be a great bottleneck to the two graphic cards? But i will still consider your option. thx
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 17, 2012 5:15:50 PM

Yes probably it's going to be badly bottlenecked. One 6970 is the max you can get for an FX-6100, You can however get one 6970 spend on FX-8150 and a good cooler (or maybe X4 980), overclock it and crossfire it when you have the money :) .
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February 22, 2012 5:17:59 PM

Yes probably it's going to be badly bottlenecked. One 6970 is the max you can get for an FX-6100, You can however get one 6970 spend on FX-8150 and a good cooler (or maybe X4 980), overclock it and crossfire it when you have the money :) .


i think you may have misread his post, he said hd 6790 not 6970. i personally have 1 HIS hd 6790 with my athlon ii x2 250 and get decent performance. though, the stock fan on my card crapped out within 3 weeks, i have a left over 120mm case fan "rigged" on it til i get my GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 vga cooler. i would suggest a different brand (didn't bother trying to rma, i can't afford the down time ... sold my 9800gt and 9600gso i had sitting around). for xfiring i would recomend the hd6850 as it uses less power than the 6790. or get a 6790 now and a 6850/70 later to xfire. if you can get the 6790 for around $100 i would get it (that's why i got mine, i was going to get a 6770 but the 90 was the same price)
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 5:38:10 PM

2500k with 6970.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 6:04:56 PM

don't get the 8150, theres no point. Games won't benefit from the 8 cores at all, a complete waste of money.

don't get 2 6790. Get the 6850s if you can if you want 2 cards but be aware of the issues with drivers and micro studdering. crossfire has issues so its best to avoid it on lower end cards.

I would recommend the 6950 just to not have to deal with crossfire.
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February 29, 2012 2:09:25 AM

So i ended up getting 2500k oc'd to 4.5 ghz and one Galaxy GTX 560 oc'd to 800 mhz. PSU @ 750w and Intel extreme mobo.

The computer gets around P5888 in 3DMark11
and runs Crysis 2 max around 50 fps @ 1600 x 900 (i need to upgrade the monitor soon)

thx for all the answers!
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February 29, 2012 2:10:16 AM

Best answer selected by buklao0222.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 29, 2012 2:16:46 AM

you choose the worst answer for the best answer fyi but I guess its irrelevant.
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