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which would be better for a crossfire set up that would be awesome for gaming for the next year or two? two 5850's or two 6850s? id like to know what you guys think based on my sig rigs specs. im looking to buy a new gpu. also on that note would it be better to buy a new gpu now or buy the xspc rasa kit and modify it because my modified h50 is crap.
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Reviews have shown that the 6xxx Radeon are pretty good in Crossfire, better than the 5xxx. As such the 6850 probably would be better though the difference is small; besides, you already have a 5850. If you were to have the choice to buy two of each cards then you should go for the 6850s, but since the difference is small you'd be best just buying another 5850. About your second quastion I don't really know, I'll leave other OCNers post their opinions.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp;13487459 
Reviews have shown that the 6xxx Radeon are pretty good in Crossfire, better than the 5xxx. As such the 6850 probably would be better though the difference is small; besides, you already have a 5850. If you were to have the choice to buy two of each cards then you should go for the 6850s, but since the difference is small you'd be best just buying another 5850. About your second quastion I don't really know, I'll leave other OCNers post their opinions.

id like to have another 5850 but the thing i like about the 6850 is that it uses less power i have owned both. the reason i ask is because of the power usage i know my 550w will handle both but also im looking at going to either a x6 or bulldozer here in the future. if i stick with the x4 ill be fine. im just gathering general information and opinions
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64  AOC E2343FK Logitech G110 Corsair AX850 
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Silverstone ps07 x7 xl-790h Corsair MM200 Pioneer VSX-D914 
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