2way xfire or 3way xfire for photoshop, editing & gaming on 1080p

thelivingflesh

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Hello,
I need some recommendation here regarding the weak link in my pc and do i need to upgrade anything.... i want to game on maxed out everything at 1920x1080 in 3D stereoscopic mode!!!. and i work on photoshop and video editing sometimes....

x6271 was the score on 3dmark - stock everything on extreme preset

Pc link is this

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204738367718893&set=a.1711332662981.2101480.1228050251&type=1&relevant_count=1

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/q81/s720x720/10624939_10204738277756644_5895489959635758615_n.jpg?oh=4a1470228981413fd4f5e41d9c726bf0&oe=546D4878&__gda__=1417766983_237acb473296077b332d4e2c5a75346e

shall i go for 3 way crossfire?
does 8x/8x/4x or 16x/8x etc make a difference in gaming?
will i need to upgrade my psu as well if i wanna put a 3rd card
suppose i stick with 2 cards, is this motherboard suitable for 2 cards? if 3rd card then which mobo min i require?
will i gain any performance benefit if i put another 2sticks of 4gb each?

specs:
4790
8gb 2133 dominator platinum
asus r9 280x 3gb V2 in crossfire
thermaltake 1000watt
ocz agility 3 and 9tb hdd for storage
z97 pc mate motherboard MSI



 

IchigoKurosaki

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Theoretically having a 3x crossfire should triple your performance of your single gpu, but that's never the case because of lots of reasons, which I won't explain here.
Your crossfire 280x should be able to play all recent games maxed out at 1080p.
If you must upgrade then get more ram, it'll help in rendering, and probably an ssd, but having and extra gpu is not going to make a significant change unless you are looking for 4k gaming.

Ps :If you have your mind set on getting an extra gpu, then try Asus or asrock mobo which supports 3x crossfire. And you might need a 1200 watt psu for having some extra overhead.
 

IchigoKurosaki

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Theoretically having a 3x crossfire should triple your performance of your single gpu, but that's never the case because of lots of reasons, which I won't explain here.
Your crossfire 280x should be able to play all recent games maxed out at 1080p.
If you must upgrade then get more ram, it'll help in rendering, and probably an ssd, but having and extra gpu is not going to make a significant change unless you are looking for 4k gaming.

Ps :If you have your mind set on getting an extra gpu, then try Asus or asrock mobo which supports 3x crossfire. And you might need a 1200 watt psu for having some extra overhead.
 

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