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HD 4890 upgrade or Crossfire?

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November 17, 2012 10:47:23 PM

Hi All!

here's my specs. Is it worth it for me to upgrade with my current CPU and Mobo?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2012

BUDGET RANGE: $180-200 CAD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, mostly FPS like CS:GO and Black Ops 2

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB and PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core2Duo E8400 @3.8 Ghz, ASUS PQ5 pro, 4gb of memory

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.ncix.ca or any site that ships to Ontario, Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer ATI cards, from XFX or MSI. But I'm open to Nvidia.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm thinking of getting an HD7850 or either buying a new HD4890 1GB and doing a Crossfire. I'm not sure which will get me a better bang for the buck? Any comments would be appreciated. I would buy the HD4890 1Gb from a friend for $80.

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November 17, 2012 10:56:08 PM

I had an MSI 7850 and it was a great card. Very good value. I would stay away from multi gpu setups.
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November 18, 2012 3:17:56 PM

Yea? You think a 7850 better than a 4890 CF?

I would make way more sense to just buy a HD 7850, less power and new technology on a single card.
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November 19, 2012 1:52:56 AM

I agree that, if you can help it, it's generally better to stay away from multiple gpus. and nice oc on the e8400.
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