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New Graphic Card for Crossfire

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My rig: Pentium D, 4Gb ram , Gigabyte G1-Turbo (intel 975x - no the 975xbx), hd 250gb WD, Zalman cooler, Enermax 600 watt, Sapphire x1900xtx......

I am planning to get a whole new GPU. I was planning to do Crossfire but unfortunately my card is really old n no longer around...To get crossfire I have to get a master card which is impossible to find.....

Now I plan to buy a whole new set to do Crossfire...Can any one help me suggest wat card to get using the parts that I currently have...
 

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Welcome to TPU..

Maybe wait till the 3870 x2 is out. Should be a good boost over your last v card. Maybe a new CPU like Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / if your mobo supports it.
 

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Nope...can't support that type of cpu.....heard that 3870 needs mobo that support crossfire x...mine just support crossfire....
 
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The 3870 X2 should run in any mobo with a PCI-e slot(x16):)
 

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I wanna do Crossfire, can the 3870 X2 support crossfire x on intel 975x (not the 975xbx)
 
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You could run the 2ed card without a master card.

Just run Atitool when the system starts to kill the 2/d clocks. Something about the 3d clocks doesnt kick in when you run CF like this.

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Nope...can't support that type of cpu.....heard that 3870 needs mobo that support crossfire x...mine just support crossfire....
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No CrossfireX is 3 or more cards. That's the only thing that is different. You could run 2 X2 in any crossfire motherboard.
 
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i also think you should wait for 3870X2 im doing that to
 
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Honestly I would get a new cpu first because any new card would be bottlenecked by that(I think) a E2140-E2200 would beat that thing into the dirt