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Crossfire ready but has Nvidia card


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#1 Catspajamas

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:29 PM

Hi all

I'm agonizing over a new computer from Newegg and so far my favourite machine has me a little confused (hard to keep up with all the changes!). My question is why would a computer that is crossfire ready come with a Nvidia card? I was under the impression Nvidia was SLI? Wouldn't it make more sense to put at least one crossfire card in it already?

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Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB

2 x PCI-Express x16 (Cross-fire Ready)
1 x PCI-Express x1
1 x PCI

Thanks for the help and be gentle please... lol.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:06 PM

You are correct, NVIDIA uses SLI, not crossfire, for Crossfire you need ATI cards. Perhaps if you were to give us a link to the computer in question, we would be better able to answer you question. Its entirely possible its just a combo kit with whatevers cheapest thrown in, but I really couldnt say without seeing the actual computer (or the specs thereof)

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

Sure no problem. Hmm sounds like you're right about just adding a kit. It just seemed weird to me to do that and then add the opposite card required!

Here's the link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227322

Thanks mucho for the reply..btw what do you think of this machine? :D

I'm a sometime gamer, bigtime surfer, tv show watcher. Dying to play Dragon Age II but have to wait cuz my old computer can't handle it atm.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

Me personally? I wouldnt buy it. Brandless PSU, only an i3, which is low end intel, and the obvious issue of NVIDIA card on a crossfire motherboard, which is senseless, it means if you ever want to go with a dual video card setup in the future, youd have to either replace the motherboard, or buy two new video cards, and the motherboard is a micro-ATX to boot, which run a bit hotter then full ATX with fewer features. You could probably build your own, and know what you put into it, with an ATI card, for about the same price, if you spend a little more you can get one with an i5 or i7 that will fly circles around that, or for about the same price you could go with an AMD solution that while wont outperform a i7, will certainly, make that i3 look slow.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:10 AM

To correct you Patriot the desktop is a i5 not a i3. It's not to bad but you build a similar like that for a cheaper price.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:49 AM

Thanks again! :) I think I will pass on it simply because of the crossfire/Nvidia issue. Waiting patiently for them to come out with a few new builds. I'm not savvy enough to build my own. Never can tell what matches with this or that.

Oh I almost forgot...as for the prices...I'm in Canada so for some reason prices are always higher here for anything.

I appreciate the help guys. :thumbup2:

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

Isn't it higher because of the tax included? Here on Bleeping Computer we can help you choose the parts and guide you through the process of putting it together.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

Ah so it is an i5 but again, my advice is the same, I wouldnt, mostly because of the brandless psu and the nvidia/ati thing

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:11 PM

Actually that is tax and shipping *not* included. So when all is said and done it will be closer to 1200.00 bucks! <_<

I'll think more on building one with help from Bleeping computer! Thanks! :) Seems I'm back to the drawing board so I am going to consider it seriously.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:57 PM

You can follow this template as a start off and post a new topic in System building and upgrading :thumbup2:

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