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post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, I am planning on upgrade my PC.

The motherboard and the CPu that I am going to buy: Asus Maximus IV Extreme Edition and i7 2600K.

But I dont know if I should get 2 6970 in CF or just keep my 5970+5870...


I am using eyefinity so I think the 2GB of Vram will help in some games, right?????

Or maybe 2 Nvidia cards???

I just want to be ready for BF3 and also play it in eyefinity or surround at 5760x1080 and all the settings in very high
Edited by ranger052 - 7/30/11 at 12:23am
iMac 2012 27"
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iMac 2012 27"
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post #2 of 6
Your 5970 + 5870 combo is still respectable at the moment so keep that for now.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks
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post #4 of 6
I would sell the 5970 and 5870 while you can still get top dollar for these cards thanks to bitcoin.
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post #5 of 6
Guess it depends on what your budget is, if you can find a good deal on 6970's with a decent MIR or on sale then by all means grab them. I'm not sure if you'll use 2gigs of VRAM with 3x 1080p resultion, anyone else here with surround/eyefinity setups chip in?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
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post #6 of 6
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The problem is that I am so tired of AMD Video Drivers

When I had my old GTX 295 I never had a problem with the drivers, that is why I am thinking on get 2 nvidia cards.
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iMac 2012 27"
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i7 Ivy Bridge Not Idea :p Nvidia GT680MX 2GB 32GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Flash Flash None Mac OS and Windows 7 27" 
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