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November 24, 2012 3:06:37 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $832.90
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Sorry for the noob question..
This is my build. Can I cross fire the saphire 7850 with any other 7850 gpu? Or does the graphics card have to be exactly the same?
For example can I use a vision tek 7850 like this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KJ1URG/ref=ox_sc_a...

Thanks! :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 3:31:09 AM

it can be any. you can even with a 7870 I'm pretty sure. nice build though
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November 24, 2012 7:13:10 AM

great thanks!
Is there a way to know which gpu's I'll be able to crossfire together and which ones I won't?
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November 24, 2012 7:26:40 AM

In general the can be crossfired if the first two numbers are in the same. You'd never want to do a 7870 and 7850 though as the stronger card would be crippled to match the lower.card, and it's be a waste of money. Therefore it's usually better of they match exactly. It's just a nice option in case you can't find a perfect match later.

Http://sites.amd.com/us/game/technology/Pages/crossfire...
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December 4, 2012 3:14:36 AM

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