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5850 crossfire? or go for single card?

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Hi,

You can see my system in my signature.
I recently started recording gameplay and making commentary.

I record on CounterStrike (all) no problem 1280x720 (60fps no problem)
Combat Arms 1280x720 (60fps no problem)
Americas Army 1280x720 (30-60fps but doable)
Bad Company 2 1280x720

Now, BC2 is the one thats arrggg!
I locked Fraps at 60FPS, however I'm getting around 40-50. Lows of 30-35.
Whenever I play, I overclock the video card to:

core voltage : 1150
core clock: 925
memory clock: 1150
fan: 50%

stays around 70 while playing and recording

Now, I know my CPU isnt the greatest.. and Im working on oc'ing to 3.4 or 3.6, however I did see a little improve with my card overclocked, so i was wondering what you guys think would help me?
I do plan on recording gameplay of BF3.. even tho i still have some time till it comes out.. If i get a 5850.. will be cheaper. If i upgrade to diff single card more $$$. but will crossfire 5850 be enough to fraps BC2 and BF3 future?

thanks!

edit:
also, yes I am aware that if I crossfire I will need a to upgrade my PSU.
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If you get a new 5850 you should provably get a new PSU, so I say, sell your 5850 and get a new card when U need to.
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yes i agree with mrducktape. you might be hitting the limit of your psu if you add another 5850, so maybe sell the 5850 you already have, and with that money and the money you would have used to buy another 5850, get a new higher end gpu like a 6950/70 or a gtx 570. you might even be able to scrape in crossfired 6850s with 600w, not 100% sure though.
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