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2600XT in Crossfire or 2900XT

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  1. goober New Member

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    I have an e6750 with a MSI systemboard with one PCI-e 16x slot on it right now, and a Sapphire HD2600xt with DDR2 800 corsair memory. What im trying to figure out is should i return the HD2600xt and get the HD2900xt? Or should i buy a new systemboard and crossfire the HD2600xt's? Getting the 2900 would be another $260 if i return the 2600, or i can get a decent Asus board and crossfire the 2600's for about $300 in the future. The thing is right now im really tight on money, so would the crossfired 2600 be a good upgrade or getting one HD2900xt?
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    I would go ahead and update to the 2900, I would get the pro if at all possible. The 2600s arn't worth crossfireing imo.
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    Just get the 2900. The 2900 is a cheaper, more powerful solution in your case. Getting the pro version over the XT will save you a bit of money at the cost of... 1 fps :p
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    Nice vague thread title :p
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    It will, but it's a good decision... your current pc that is. The one you talk about no bottleneck.
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    A 2900 would bottleneck your processor, but I think you still have more room for overclocking. I think 3.6 is a fair value.
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    wow, i could always buy Zeks 2600xt and buy a new systemboard and crossfire lol
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    The 2900 is still cheaper and more powerful. You have a great cooler, use it.
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    im running liquid cooling on both CPU and GPU.
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    A 2900 with liquid cooling = :rockout:
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    Personally I would get the HIS version, as buying a new waterblock for your video card will be mad expensive. HIS usually gives good coolers with thier cards.
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    2600XT runs in crossfire very well.....
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    Im probably gonna crossfire because i dont feel like sending my 2600 back to wait for the 2900. But what would be a good recommendation on a "decent" but "cheap" systemboard that i could run what i have but crossfired 2600's?
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    2600XT in crossfire wont touch even a 2900Pro, let alone an XT.

    The 2600XT has 120 SPU's and 128 bit memory, while the 2900Pro/XT have 320 SPU's and 512 bit memory.

    I think waiting for the 2900 is well worth it.
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    -sigh- i just got the HD2600 too... but the HD2900Pro's are out of stock...
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    I you do go with dual 2600 cards look for a 16x 16x board to run them in. I think that does make a difference.

    For the price of two cards it is a nice buy.
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    I would get the 2600XT Dual X2 - there are some benchmarks floating about the internet, and in a few test they score better than or equal to the 2900XT and 8800GTs. They are suppose to be between the 8600GTS and 8800GT in terms of performance - pretty good for a mid range card. Plus they can be cross fired for even more performance:rockout:

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