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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BradleyKZN, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. BradleyKZN

    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Ok so here is the situation. I have a 4850 and would like to upgrade. Now, to put things into perspective, i earn R5500 a month and might get a R500 increase next month. Another 4850 would cost R1100, a 5770 would cost R2100, a 5850 would cost R3100. Now, my psu will only handle 4850 x-fire and 5770 x-fire. I could sell my 4850 for R700 to help pay for the 5770, and then when i get my bonus in december i could get another one. I thought about a 4890 for R2100 but my psu cant handle 2 of them. So what would you guys do?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Single 5850. CrossFire looks cool and all, but isn't necessary.
     
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    Darn really didnt wanna wait till the end of the year, and then still hope i have enough cash! Donations? :p
     
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    definitely 5850, u will be happy, besides your I7 will become good friends with it:toast:. and its very energy efficient, it consumes the same as 4850 at load, and way less at idle.
    as for crossfiring in future, probably need a better psu
     
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