Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Help 6870 Crossfire with my $770 Gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 5, 2012 9:57:07 PM

Hi guys Im Building a Gaming PC and i wanna Know if can support a crossfire with my current parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: 30-45 Days

Budget Range: $780

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming(BF3, Skyrim, Diablo 3), surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

Country: Dominican Republic

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in about 6-9 months

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I really want to go in Crossfire, a 7850 or something above $200 its not an option.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 - $149.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $78.95 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00518M77U/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Ram: corsair vengeance 8GB-$54.02 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...
-PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600-Watt 80 Plus - $62.24 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a...
-HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB- $74.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Optical drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B - $17.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...
-GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $158.09 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C8RTTU/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Monitor: ASUS VE228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED - $101.54 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00413PHDM/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Cooler Master 120mm Silent Case Fan 4-in-1 Value Pack - 13.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O8I474/ref=ox_sc_a...

Total: $770.8

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2012 10:01:48 PM

1:get a h77 board to get usb3 and all the features that come with ivy bridge. a good one is the p8h77-v from asus
2:ram such as mushkin blackline is cheaper for the same performance

you should be able to crossfire, but if you are popping 300 dollars of gear into your system, get a 7850-7870 instead. they use less power and perform better. or you could get a 670 when you have more cash
Share
June 5, 2012 10:09:55 PM

TheBigTroll said:
1:get a h77 board to get usb3 and all the features that come with ivy bridge. a good one is the p8h77-v from asus
2:ram such as mushkin blackline is cheaper for the same performance

you should be able to crossfire, but if you are popping 300 dollars of gear into your system, get a 7850-7870 instead. they use less power and perform better. or you could get a 670 when you have more cash

1-I cant get a H77 for this price and features, this one have USB 3.0 in the back and support IB.
2- Going to check that.

I cant afford a 7850 in the moment, im on a strict budget.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 5, 2012 11:15:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
then why are you crossfiring 6870s?

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70268&vpn=GA-H77M-D3H&...

this board is h77 and is only 89.99. the usb3 on the z68 is not native to the chipset. the h77 has onboard usb3 provided by the intel chipset. this means that it is much faster than most usb3 ports

Im gonna buy another 6870 in about 8 months and im not gonna use USB 3.0 anyways.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 6, 2012 12:22:56 AM

in 8 months, the 8000 series will be out probably. its better to get just one single powerful card rather than 2 less powerful
m
0
l
June 6, 2012 12:26:13 AM

TheBigTroll said:
in 8 months, the 8000 series will be out probably. its better to get just one single powerful card rather than 2 less powerful

Good point but how i can do that with a $800 budget?
m
0
l
June 6, 2012 4:49:39 AM

Best answer selected by jcec92.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 6, 2012 4:54:14 AM

note that you can only use a z/h6x series mobo with ivy unless it has its bios flashed. if you dont have a sandy bridge cpu, you wont be able to flash it.
m
0
l
June 7, 2012 12:08:00 AM

dudewitbow said:
note that you can only use a z/h6x series mobo with ivy unless it has its bios flashed. if you dont have a sandy bridge cpu, you wont be able to flash it.

I didn't know that well this is my current build:

-CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 - $149.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H-B3 - $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R21KBM/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Ram: corsair vengeance 8GB-$54.02 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...
-PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600-Watt 80 Plus - $62.24 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a...
-HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB- $74.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Optical drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B - $17.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...
-GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB - $249.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JCNOZK/ref=ox_sc_a...
-Monitor: ASUS VE228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED - $101.54 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00413PHDM/ref=ox_sc_a...

Total: $870.74
m
0
l
!