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Sapphire 6950 1GB or Sapphire Toxic 6870?

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What should I pick over my sig rig?
I am on budget and won't get higher than cards stated in the title, also I don't think I'll xfire anytime soon (since I'm on budget and don't plan upgrading the PSU anytime soon :/ ), 1680x1050 resolution, any idea?
Budget Gaming Rig
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.4GHz MSI 870A-G54 Sapphire HD 4830 1GB @ 740/1080Mhz Kingston HyperX 2x2048 MB 1600MHz 
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Samsung F3 1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2233rz 120Hz 22" LCD HEC-600TE-2WX 
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Logitech G400 Steelseries Qck+ Asus Xonar DG 5.1 JVC HA-RX700 Headphone 
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Budget Gaming Rig
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.4GHz MSI 870A-G54 Sapphire HD 4830 1GB @ 740/1080Mhz Kingston HyperX 2x2048 MB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2233rz 120Hz 22" LCD HEC-600TE-2WX 
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Logitech G400 Steelseries Qck+ Asus Xonar DG 5.1 JVC HA-RX700 Headphone 
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6950. I just got a 6870 open box deal and it is great, but my crossfire 5770s could beat it out in some cases. But I will most likely crossfire down the road.
   
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Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
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Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
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SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
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Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
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RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
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15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
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Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
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post #3 of 4
A 6950 is around 10-15% quicker in most situations but at that resolution 6870 is plenty good enough.
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if they are very close to the same price, then get the 6950
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