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#1 lechols

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

Hi All,

I just got a new system and I'm not sure about the graphics cards that I got.

I don't do any video editing or gaming but for work I use an application that is very demanding graphics-wise and my software support guys said I have similar requirements as gamers. I use multiple monitors and they suggested I get 2 video cards. They said I could get whatever was top of the line 2 years ago and then build a system around that.

The guy at the store talked me into getting two of these http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131338 on this mainboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128554CVF with a core i3-3240 cpu.

My question is is this setup ok or should I have just gotten a decent gaming GPU like the GTX 650?

Thanks for your help,
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Those are low end cards, for sure-and I dont see any advantage to crossfiring two of those over using a single mid-to high end card, unless your on a tight budget to be honest. If you were using some decent mid range cards maybe. I would think you would be better served upgrading your CPU to a i5 or better and using a single mid-to high range video card. And something more then the 650-it is low end, if you want NVIDIA go with a 670 or 680, would be my recomendation.

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