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I am currently looking to upgrade from my Nvidia gtx 460 to two other cards and after reading up and looking at prices ati seems to be the better way to go for me. Now with a kingwin mach1 1000w psu what cards should i get?
Note: was looking at 2 6970's because there is one on sale for 150$ then i could pick up another for cheap.

Also my psu currently has two 6 pin connectors and 1 6+2 pin connector and i have another 8 pin connector but its blue and im pretty sure its meant for the mobo.

I can do sli or Crossfire
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i would have to know your system specs and mainly what motherboard you have. your power supply should have two 6 pin and two 6+2 vcard connectors.
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6970? 150? You mean 6870?
    
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6950, wait a bit, another 6950, needs 2x2 6pin


or 2 68xx, needs 2x2 6pin


if your PSU and MB can handle CF
Edited by Mit Namso - 6/5/11 at 7:30pm
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If you found a 6970 for $150, please share.
    
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
6970? 150? You mean 6870?
Nope 150$ but if i share prices will go up XD hint hint

and my specs are
Amd phenom ii x4 970 OC
asus m4a88td-evo usb3
Kingwin Mach1 1000w power supply
8gb of Crucial ballistix ddr3 1600
hard drive is western digital somthing rather-Idk specs came from my previous stock computer XD

and it all fits in my antec df-85
Edited by Ohjar - 6/5/11 at 7:45pm
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By all means, the 6970 is an awesome card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohjar View Post
Nope 150$ from a friend
Best. Deal. EVAR!
    
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