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Hey all, im in search of opinions, let me explain the dilemma. I have 2 monitors atm and i plan on getting a 3rd one to do an eyefinity set up or just for the sake of playing in a higher resolution. My current rig can play anything maxed out with my current resolution, now ill eventually have to change cpu/mb but im sure it still hold for a while. Now, should i get another 6970 and CF it as well as a 3rd monitor and wait till IVY bridge to change cpu/mb, or stay with 1 gpu and 2 monitor and get a 2600k + mobo?

both option are about the same price here in brasil.

My rig is for playing only and a few powerpoint work for my classes, thats about it.

Im tempted to go with CF + monitor.
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get an i5 2500k + mobo, use the saved money on trying to find a used 6950 that can be unlocked or 6970/+ a little more cash if you can to make that possible, that's the best upgrade.
    
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Go crossfire. Your 750 at 4Ghz is still a very good processor and the jump to SB isn't worth it.
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It's not worth upgrading your CPU right now. It is still plenty. Go with CF and monitor. You will enjoy it more.
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post #5 of 9
Much bigger gaming performance to be gained with Crossfire.
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above is also a great option, either way you get a nice performance boost
    
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post #7 of 9
CF + Monitor for now, wait til next gen chips are out. at that point get the newest chip or get a deeply discounted 2500k setup
    
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Your i5 @ 4ghz is more than enough. Get the crossfire
    
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6970 CF, i5 is sufficient and you wont see a difference upgrading to 2500k. Maybe 1-2 fps
    
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