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hello just wanted to ask you fine folks to help me out on deciding on an upgrade.

Current system spec
i7 920 OC to 3
6 gb ram
2x 4870 1gig VRAM Xfire
Asus p6t deluxe v2

Anything else I should list? Question is should I consider getting a 6950x2 or 6970. Thanks
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post #2 of 14
The 6970 is not a great deal better then the 6950, compared to the money, I would Xfire them. You should OC the 920 more to eliminate the bottle neck (if any).
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by dashaman View Post
hello just wanted to ask you fine folks to help me out on deciding on an upgrade.

Current system spec
i7 920 OC to 3
6 gb ram
2x 4870 1gig VRAM Xfire
Asus p6t deluxe v2

Anything else I should list? Question is should I consider getting a 6950x2 or 6970. Thanks
What do you use your rig for and what resolution do you run? For gaming 1 6950 will max just about everything at 1920x1080. Also keep in mind the 7xxx cards should be coming soon if you can hold out .

On another note it's always helpful to fill out your rig specs. Just go to User CP -> Edit system.
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
@ Andrew i think the 920 is at its peak. Hmm so 2 x 6950s are better vs 2x 6970s?

@ blazed - I use my rig for gaming. currently running 1680x1050. Hmm 7xxx cards might be a tad expensive. And will update my rig right now lol
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Sata-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Window 7 3840x1080 DAS Keyboard 
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post #5 of 14
two 6950's, unless you game on 3 monitors, also your i7 920 is not maxed... all i mean ALL go to 4.0 GB.
    
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Upgrading rig now is silly talk, with all the new toys just around the corner
    
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post #7 of 14
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@adz do i have anything to be concerned of when going to 4.0 with a asus p6t deluxe
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Sata-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Window 7 3840x1080 DAS Keyboard 
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Intel Core i7-920 OC to 3.2 GHz Asus P6T Deluxe X58 Chipset Sapphire 6950 Unlocked Shaders 6970 18 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sata-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Window 7 3840x1080 DAS Keyboard 
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Sigma Monster Power Supply 1000 Watt AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case Razer Naga Razer 
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post #8 of 14
Hold out a bit longer. Prices will drop when the 7 series cards arrive. And nothing to worry about when OCing.
post #9 of 14
If you have the money I suggest you get yourself a GTX590 which is superior to every ATi/AMD Solution out there!
post #10 of 14
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Wouldnt that require me to change my CPU? <-- Huge PC noob
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Intel Core i7-920 OC to 3.2 GHz Asus P6T Deluxe X58 Chipset Sapphire 6950 Unlocked Shaders 6970 18 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sata-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Window 7 3840x1080 DAS Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Sigma Monster Power Supply 1000 Watt AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case Razer Naga Razer 
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Intel Core i7-920 OC to 3.2 GHz Asus P6T Deluxe X58 Chipset Sapphire 6950 Unlocked Shaders 6970 18 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sata-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Window 7 3840x1080 DAS Keyboard 
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