I'm working on literally overhauling my HP computer, the only things im not replacing are the HDD, DVD drive, and CPU (athalon 64 3500+) I was wondering if using two of these cards in crossfire mode would require me to buy a new PSU. videocards:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-RX26P512H Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail mobo:Newegg.com - ASUS M2A-MVP AM2 AMD 480X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
the other question is about my CPU. i want to overclock it, but i dont think my cooler will be able to handle the heat, is there any way to keep it cool without a new cooler?
Get a better case.
Even then, overclocking w/o a better cooler is a risky proposition.
im already buying a new case, i had the idea of maybe leaving the side of the case off, that would create great airflow.
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
2900Pro will be a better choice than 2600Pro crossfire
Oy, I didn't see that. Arcadeplayer makes a good point, the 2600 kinda sucks.
"World's Best Boss"
14th August 2004
Don't waste your money on two cheap, crappy graphics cards. I don't know where people get the idea that if they get 2 cheap graphics cards it will give them great performance. Bottom line is, it wont. The 2600 is pretty low-endish and with even two just one 2900Pro would out-perform them. You would be way better off spending the money on a 2900 as Arcade said and possibly get another one later on.
what do you guys think of this combo: two of these: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX85T512HP GeForce 8500GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail and this mobo: Newegg.com - DFI INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
the video card isnt that great, but im on a low budget, do you know of any better ones (preferrably nvidia, i like that mobo) ?
on second thought, what about 2 of these, according to the reviews, one of them can run bioshock on full settings! Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail it also comes with COH :)
Just get a single 8800GTS, and leave yourself the option of adding a second one later.
um, a single 8800 gts is too much $ for me, by about 60-70 dollars. i have a very small price range.