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#1 Alvaaron

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:16 PM

Since BF3 is right around the corner, I'm considering getting a second 6850 to complement my first one. The beta ran on high around 25 fps (average). Should I get the second one, or save up and get a single powerful card? I was wondering, since my mobo has an integrated chip, is it possible to cross-fire it with my current video card?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:42 PM

There are a few factors you would have to consider. Does the motherboard supports Crossfire, is there enough wattage and amps for the power supply and the amount of space in the case.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:29 AM

Oh hell I meant to attach this. I have a pretty large case, a Thermaltake V5 Black Edition and this is my psu: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:21 PM

This case is only a mid-atx, not as big as full-atx tower. The cards should fit but the bigger case is preferable due to the airflow.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

I thought that it might not be big enough, but if I got the card while it was winter, and the case soon after, would I be good? Also is the HAF X worth the money or can I do better for cheaper? And is the cross fire with the onboard gpu possible or just a pipe dream?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:35 AM

I think that is called Hybrid crossfire or something like that. You don't have to get the HAF X, you could get the HAF 932 like i did, plenty of room and it's cheaper.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:39 PM

Yeah I defintaly will get the HAF 932, it's just as nice. I hooked my disc drive back up today and realized there is no way I could fit another card in there so I guess I'll be getting a case first.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

There are many versions of the HAF 932, like the AMD edition etc.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

the hybrid x will only crossfire with the previous series cards, and even then its more of a joke then anything else. 25 fps is barely playable-an upgrade of some sort should come into play. that case you have now should be more then enough to handle a couple of 6850s in crossfire provided you have the PSU to handle it and the airflow setup correctly. that being said, the haf 932 is indeed a very nice case.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

And a very heavy case.

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