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Getting some money this Friday. Will have ~ $550 to spend. Not a real fan of having 2 GPUs in my system but cards like GTX590/HD 6990 i dont mind but they cost a lot and run hot and loud. I was thinking what can i get to enjoy BF3 more, SC2, COD. Is Eyefinity a good option? Should i maybe save for a Dell 27" Ultra-sharp but with times i will need more GPU power.
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As I have no idea how BF3 will perform on any setup I cannot recommend an upgrade for that game, however I doubt that it will be too much for your GPU/CPU combination
Starcraft 2 is CPU bottlenecked so a GPU upgrade would be pointless
CoD games generally are easily played on medium quality hardware so I wouldnt be concerned with that

Eyefinity is a good option for multi gpu setups, 1 gpu wont cut it.
the 27" Ultrasharp sounds nice to me
I cant see a reason to upgrade from a 6970 though
    
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The 6950/70 should be enough to handle a 27" Ultrasharp on high settings for most games at good FPS - I have the 30" Ultrasharp, absolutely love it - I came from having a Nvidia Surround setup and enjoy the Ultrasharp just as much because of the colors, clarity, etc.

I would go with the best monitor I could get as that's the thing that you're seeing the most
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If I were you, I would wait till the new generation GPU's/CPU's release. Your setup is good enough to play any modern games at the moment. If you need to upgrade you could take eyefinity.
    
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Its sucks, when i got money there is nothing to upgrade. When i don't have money there is something to upgrade. Also 6970 should be fine for 1440p in SC2 ?
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post #6 of 18
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Getting some money this Friday. Will have ~ $550 to spend. Not a real fan of having 2 GPUs in my system but cards like GTX590/HD 6990 i dont mind but they cost a lot and run hot and loud. I was thinking what can i get to enjoy BF3 more, SC2, COD. Is Eyefinity a good option? Should i maybe save for a Dell 27" Ultra-sharp but with times i will need more GPU power.
I hear eyefinity is very buggy, very hard to get games to work right with it.

I think the U2711 is the best option. I had a Samsung 305T 2560x1600 a couple months ago and my 480 did pretty good with it for most games.

So you're ok with your 6970( unlocked 6950) with the Dell.
    
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post #7 of 18
I recommend high end ultrasharps over eyefinity setups. Will be more immersive IMO


@tooshort: Eyefinity works with almost all games. Without fixes, 6% games don't work, with fixes 3% don't work. Big numbers huh?
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Is this price good $746 for U2711?
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post #9 of 18
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Is this price good $746 for U2711?
Yep.

It's more on the actual Dell site ($1100)

Nice find too, I'm going to consider this.
    
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IMO that's a very good price.
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