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So I want to upgrade my gpu to one of those new fancy 6990. I will be buying my first house soon(just waiting on offer to go through!) So Im trying to get a card that will last me a long time.

Is this card my best choice? I will more then likely sell the 5870.

If so what brand? Will this run all the upcoming games like b3, me3, swtor on the highest settings?

Thanks for the opinions and help its much appreciated.
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I'd buy a GTX 580 or 6970, rather than a dual GPU card. Leaves room for SLI/Xfire in the future while they are able to certainly play the new games on pretty high detail. No one can comment on how well our cards will preform with the up coming games.
    
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So I want to upgrade my gpu to one of those new fancy 6990. I will be buying my first house soon(just waiting on offer to go through!) So Im trying to get a card that will last me a long time.

Is this card my best choice? I will more then likely sell the 5870.

If so what brand? Will this run all the upcoming games like b3, me3, swtor on the highest settings?

Thanks for the opinions and help its much appreciated.
If you've got the money for a 6990 then pull the trigger, as long as your cpu/gpu allows you to get a consistent 40-60 frames a sec on those games with high settings and AA/AF etc you'll be set for a while yet.

You might also want to try getting that 1055t up to 4ghz if possible.
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Ive tried and cant

The 6990s are looking pretty fancy I havent looked up anything on the 580s so i will look into them.
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6990 runs hott and loud... you could go with the nvidia dual card gtx 590

or just get the 580 which is still a beast
 
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If your gonna go the 580 route this is a pretty good deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125364
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After some more research ive decided to save some money and go with a 6970, Now which 6970 should I go with, xfx? Msi?
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Get the MSI Lightning edition, best 6970 by a long way. It's a little more expensive but so worth it in the long run.
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6970...=Specification
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