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Will 2x 5850s work in this rig?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Tancred, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. Tancred

    Associate

    Joined: 14 May 2009

    Posts: 11

    Hi

    I’m giving very serious thought to ordering this tomorrow:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-252-OK&groupid=43&catid=1444&subcat=

    I run servers all day so I cannot really be bothered tweaking overclocking when I get home, I just want to game :)

    Anyway the one question I have is about crossfire. I’m going with the 5850, but if I decided to get a second 5850 later this year will they both fit on the motherboard? Reviews I have read of the 5850 said they are a wide card and you need space to run 2 of them.

    I should probably find a site about power consumption as well to make sure the PSU can handle it as well.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. classicVin

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2008

    Posts: 788

    the motherboard that comes with that pc is the LX version which does not support crossfire.

    Why not just get 1x 5850 and a SSD.
     
  3. Tancred

    Associate

    Joined: 14 May 2009

    Posts: 11

    D'oh thanks

    I had read all about the GPU, but did not read up about the motherboard. Sorry