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Should I buy another 7870 for dual monitors?

#1DZ0D2Posted 8/28/2013 9:13:11 PM
Or should I wait for the new 9xxx series to come out, which is supposedly October or a bit later? I figure dual 7870's could handle essentially anything I could give it, but I'd like input.
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#2Snuckie7Posted 8/28/2013 9:14:50 PM
Definitely wait. From what your sig says, you'd need a new PSU too.
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#3DZ0D2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 9:15:26 PM
I immediately thought about that after I posted this. Oh well.
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#4Snuckie7Posted 8/28/2013 9:17:11 PM
Actually, on a second thought, you could run 2 7870's at stock on a 430W. It's not something I would do though. A strong single card is still a better option either way.
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#5DZ0D2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 9:18:50 PM
I figured I had to upgrade the PSU at some point anyways, so no big deal. I just have big ideas for my computer, and I thought I might ask this, seeing as Google isn't always the best way.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Gigabyte HD 7870, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
#6iscareu13Posted 8/29/2013 4:27:24 AM
A single 7870 should handle dual monitors fine.
#7MasterDonGeroPosted 8/29/2013 4:32:18 AM
iscareu13 posted...
A single 7870 should handle dual monitors fine.


This. Why would you need another 7870 for a second monitor? Unless you plan to game on two monitors, which is a terrible idea anyway.
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