Best rig for FL CF 2.0

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  • Hihoo all I recently just got back on crossfire after been gone for awhile to find out my laptop struggles to handle crossfire even with low settings constantly freezing and stuff and hoping to upgrade at some point without burning a hole in my pocket idealy I just was something that can handle crossfire nice and smoothly just like it should for not too much money not really to interested in any other games at all as I'll never get bored of crossfire so what can people recommended I don't mind about desktop or laptop just want something that can handle crossfire smoothly 8).:thumbsup:

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  • My old Desktop was an intel core 2 duo 3.00ghz with 4 gig of ram and an old Nvida 7600gt 256 mb video card. That system used to run CF2.0 quite smoothly. That is quite a cheap system to get as those parts are now considered to old.

    So not a flash modern expensive PC needed really.

    I also have 2 laptops with similer CPU's and Ram, But they will not play CF2.0 as the video card thats built into them is nowhere near good enough. So maybe the issue with your Laptop is the video card thats in it is not up to the job

  • Hi mate!

    About £300-350 will probably be enough to play Crossfire in Full HD (1920x1080). I'd recommend the following hardware as a budget minimum:

    Motherboard: LGA1150/1151 for Intel, AM4 for AMD

    CPU: dual-core with the highest clock speed

    Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 280 and up (look at MSI Gaming X versions for great cooling and low noise)

    RAM: 4 GB

    Storage: 7200 rpm HDD

    PSU: 400 Watts (anything from Corsair, Be quiet, Seasonic, Enermax or models with 80+ certificates from other brands - don't save on the PSU!)

    CPU cooler: look at ones with a larger fan (12cm+) and lower rpm to avoid noise

    Case: the cheapest compatible

    If you would like to play modern games and/or CF at higher resolutions, this is where you can invest additionally:

    - 4-core CPU with the highest clock speed (not necessary for CF, only for new games)

    - 8 GB RAM (also not needed for CF)

    - best graphics card you can afford

    Hope this helps!

  • Sure, this card will run CF smoothly even in 4K (3840x2160) I think, although its memory (3GB) might not be enough for modern games at high settings.

    Also, remember that it needs a power supply with two PCIe 6-8 pin connectors (not common with 400W models - you'll have to choose from higher wattage ones).