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Pci-e x16 running at x16 and x4?

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July 18, 2012 6:57:25 AM

Im building a computer for a friend and on a low budget and im buying him this motherboard it says 2x pic-e one running at x16 and one at x4, can someone explain what the speed difference is in % and i plan to use crossfire can someone tell me if its worth using crossfire too? thank you

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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 10:37:29 AM

The % you lose in the 4x slot depends on what card you are using but around 5% on a mid range card. Crossfire is not worth using on a low budget build but not because of the slot. Also consider Intel Pentium gxxx series are better for a budget build than AM3.
a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 10:41:55 AM

It would be better to get a single more powerful card instead of crossfire with that mobo, less headaches. ;) 
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July 18, 2012 4:58:05 PM

my friend, he only has £85 to spend on mobo, cpu and ram, if you can recommend anything