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CrossFire help, anyone?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 17, 2012 2:15:42 AM

My old computer's CPU + mobo broke down a few weeks ago, and there is no salvaging it. All I can get out of it is an old PCI graphics card. I plan on buying a GIGABYTE motherboard bundled with a Black Edition processor that I can overclock to 4.3GHz. What would be the best decision for a second graphics card if I wanted to run CrossFire?

This is the graphics card I have currently: MSI R4350
I have about $75 after the motherboard and processor.

If I could get any type of feedback on this, I would appreciate it a lot. I'm lost when it comes to CrossFire graphics.

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July 17, 2012 3:12:07 AM

A PCI graphics card isn't crossfire capable. It only works on PCI-E cards, although the card in the link you provided is PCI-E. The HD4350 is a previous generation low-end card which will not be able to do much and is not crossfire compatible. With the $75 you have left after the CPU and mobo, I would suggest buying the HD6670 or similar in a single card configuration which would be better off. You will also need to consider your cooling to reach 4.3GHz and also a sufficient power supply for these new parts.