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#1 Jklein



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

Alright everybody the time is finally here my refund comes in a few days and I'm putting together a cheap build based around the new a10 7850k I need an opnion on something should I go with two R7 260x's in a crossfire to eventually do a type tri with the processor or should I just go for a single 270x I'm trying to stay within 300 for the graphics card?

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:29 PM

Use a strong single-card instead of going crossfire right away.

This will reduce issues and you are better off in the long run because then you still have upgrade possibilities.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:35 AM

I'm gonna second what WarWeeny said. If you're going for a new build, just buy one better card. You'll have way less problems in the long run. Besides, that means at a later date when your card is available for less money, you can always add a second GPU then. 


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

I've done CF twice and SLI once, never again. Always go with one strong card.

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