I currently have a 5850 on my computer, and I found a 5830 going for very cheap and wanted to treat myself (hard working student and all that...) so I was considering buying the 5830 to give my valiant workhorse a little extra kick so it'll last me longer... Just a few questions though:
1) I will be able to use CrossfireX on an X48 motherboard right? I can't see there being a problem with it but meh....
2) how many crossfire cables will I need? The one that came with my 5850 was involved in an unfortunate... mishap... with the vacuum cleaner, so I will only have the one that comes with the new card, so do I need to invest in another or not for CF?
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Foxconn Blackops X48
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (1361MHz)
Graphics: ATI 5850 1GB GDDR5
Hard Drives: 1 x 500GB, 1 x 1TB
Case: Antec 900
OS: Server 2008 R2 64bit