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 Post subject: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:08 pm 
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I went on Gigabyte's website and they say you can crossfire with it but other websites say you cannot so can you? GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. Also what PSU would you recommend for crossfire?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 38566&SID=
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product ... id=4417#ov


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Yes, you can crossfire with that motherboard.
As for the psu, we need to know what you're putting in the computer. Everything - cpu, video cards, drives (optical/hard drives/SSD's), fans, cpu cooler, sound card, etc. Everything.
Then based on all that we can recommend a psu.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Well off the bat I can say you should get something in the 750W-850W range if you're getting two cards.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:07 pm 
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CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: 2x Powercolor amd radeon hd 7770
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3
SSD: 64 GB Samsung 830
HD: Seagate 7200 RPM 1TB
Case Fans: 5x cooler master 120mm fan
CPU fan: Asetek 510LC 120mm watercooler
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVDRW
Memory: 4x Corsair 4GB 1600 XMS3
12-in-one internal card reader


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 am 
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2x7770?

Hmm. I think it is better to get a more powerful single card than 2 weak cards. A single 7850 ($150-$200) or a 7870($200-$250 would fit your budget. It would have more power and use less energy for similar price as 2x7770.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:58 am 
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I believe 7770's are now $100. Unless OP doesn't have anything and was looking to get two, then yes, it's better to get one high end card than two lower end cards.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:58 am 
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Which card would you recommend then and it needs to be amd?


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:08 am 
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walkofdeath wrote:
Which card would you recommend then and it needs to be amd?


Like I said above, a 7850 or 7870 depending on your budget. Exactly which brand, I'm not sure. Check out newegg or google for reviews.


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