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Should I buy another 7870 for dual monitors?

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User Info: DZ0D2

DZ0D2
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#2
Definitely wait. From what your sig says, you'd need a new PSU too.
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User Info: DZ0D2

DZ0D2
3 years ago#3
I immediately thought about that after I posted this. Oh well.
i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Gigabyte HD 7870, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2

User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: DZ0D2

DZ0D2
3 years ago#5
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.
i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Gigabyte HD 7870, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2

User Info: iscareu13

iscareu13
3 years ago#6
A single 7870 should handle dual monitors fine.

User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#7
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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