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One of my first posts but i have been a member for quite some time. Only recently have i ditched my PS3 and start gaming on my PC..This is my current setup put together last August.

PS - OCZ StelthXStream 700W
CPU - Phenom 2 925 @ 3.3Ghz
MB - Biostar 770 ATX (came in package with CPU)
RAM - 8 gigs (2gX4) g.Skillz ripjaw 1600 cl9
GPU - Gigabyte 5770

Case - CM Scout storm

First thing in order is the MB. I am anticipating on going bulldozer so im stuck between the sabertooth and the formula. The next thing is the video card. Since my new MB will support crossfire and i can pick up a hd 5770 off craigslist for under $100 i was thinking this would be the obvious solution. I dont play to many games. I will be playing a lot of the new Battlefield. Do you guys think id be better off just going with the hd 6950? I switch between a 37" LCD and 3 17" LCDs in eyefinity.
post #2 of 23
5770 can be had for cheap like 80 shipped, so i'd go for that instead of the 6950. also the (3)17" isn't that high resolution so a 5770 will be fine for it.
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If ur gunna be playing BF3 then get the 6950... itll be WAY better for you then a 5770...
Actually i suggest selling your current 5770 and get a 6990
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I would actually go for the 6950 refrence model & unlock it. Better performance than 2 5770's and you wouldn't have to worry about driver or scaling issues.
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sell the 5770 and get the 6950 2gb. down the road add another 6950.
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A big thing i was thinking about for future proofing(as in 1-2years from now) is xfire 6950 or TRIfire 6970/6990. How do i tell if its a reference card?
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Reference cards don't have dual fans or wierd looking coolers. Basically no matter what brand it is (E.G.) Sapphire, HIS, MSI, XFX, they all look the same except for the brand logo. Also the fan is in the same place (right side) for 6950's.

EDIT: These are refrence cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555

This is "NOT" reference card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150549
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
If ur gunna be playing BF3 then get the 6950... itll be WAY better for you then a 5770...
Actually i suggest selling your current 5770 and get a 6990
Not sure if serious?

His processor will bottleneck the crap out of a 6990.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
If ur gunna be playing BF3 then get the 6950... itll be WAY better for you then a 5770...
Actually i suggest selling your current 5770 and get a 6990
6990 will get bottlenecked by his cpu.


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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
Not sure if serious?

His processor will bottleneck the crap out of a 6990.
lol beaten to the punch...

Face palm for some of the stuff on ocn today...
Edited by Grief - 7/17/11 at 5:45pm
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