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Would really like to upgrade to somthing a little bit updated with graphics cards


These are the two graphics cards i have xfired right now...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150501

and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150462


have not even done any kind of overclocking for these at all..like how they are performing right now specially knowing that they work very well for what games i have played with them....

Bad company 2
Day of Defeat source( gimmie)
Witcher
Dragon Age 2
Mirrors Edge ( i actually enjoy this game alot)

I like upgrading...i am willing to spend money wisely..and specially if the cards are worth it..no really i like to spend money on computer stuff...
Just like building them constantly so much cool chips and what have you on all the parts makes you really get in depth with materials your working with and understand better how it works

I have been looking at the 6990 and 6970s but those seem to be very difficult to get right now...
What else could i par with..
such as a 6950

I see the 6970 lightning...but is that even worth it?
(if i could find it)

what other companies do you suggest i could crossfire..

a side note:
My speeds have to change my sig in a sec are
3.8 at 1.4 on 1090t
7-8-7-20-1T at 1692 (NB 3175)(gskill ram)
Crosshair Form IV
H50 cpu cooler (upgrading to h100 (ram sinks are very large- turns out did not need to sell these to make payments last week ahah)
killer 2100 Nic

Anything list why or link to some reviews i am trying to look through now formore reviews and such on different cards of this 6900 series so any help or input would be awesome...thank you again

Im really looking for something that will help out running two 42 inch tvs...im only running one the other is in a box currently...

Its mostly for video editing on a large scale...i did not get matching cards for the 5770 because of idiotic quick by now mindset...

mostly editing and doing climbing and biking films...timelapse(not still photos but full video(5dMkII)

So im really looking for is mostly performance for video cards not weather it will run bf3 sorry for angering you...did not mean to like i said just meant to get some kind of attention...

I uninstalled BC2 because it was boring me only play one game and thats on netbook(day of defeat source)and psp thats all if i have any time for it lol
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Don't listen to people when they say if it runs BC2 then it will run BF3. Honestly do you belive that BF3 with its new engine and superior graphics will really run as smooth on the same hardware as a game that came out years before it? Thats just nonsense. My advice is to sell the 5770s and get the 2 6950s 2gb, they will be around the same performance as a 6990 for much less, or just get 1 6950 2gb if you are on a budget. The 6950 2gb is the best bang for your buck card out there right now and is fast.
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I agree on the 2GB 6950's if you need to upgrade now. Otherwise wait around for SI. I'm kinda in the same predicament with my 5770's. Upgrade now or wait...hmmm..
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Wasen't BC2 a console port. I could be wrong but i think it wasent optimized for pc so it ran bad on even good machines. Please correct me if iam wrong. I think bf3 will be optimized for pc.
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Wait for the new cards...
The new series will not just be a little upgrade but a consequent die shrink (40nm → 28nm)
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Which company would i go with for a 6950...
MSI or Gigabyte?
I know xfx is great only because of return service and warranty...
But im looking for someting that they dont have 50 boxes at best buy that they cannot sell..


Small Die = less heat and better management of processing right?
im going to look more into the the 7000 series of cards...hope they shine bright
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I'd honestly wait for SI.
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Don't listen to people when they say if it runs BC2 then it will run BF3. Honestly do you belive that BF3 with its new engine and superior graphics will really run as smooth on the same hardware as a game that came out years before it? Thats just nonsense. My advice is to sell the 5770s and get the 2 6950s 2gb, they will be around the same performance as a 6990 for much less, or just get 1 6950 2gb if you are on a budget. The 6950 2gb is the best bang for your buck card out there right now and is fast.
Yeah, a 4850 almost ran BFBC2 max graphics and 2x with good fps to my standards. I don't think BF3 will run that good with a 4850 512mb. But it does get a bit annoying for some ppl making 100+ threads about x video card running BF3. I guess they are just as excited as I am to play it.


edit: I would get ASUS or MSI, they are great cards and easier to resell due to warranty being through serial number.
Back to topic... get a 6950 2GB or 2 if you have money.
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ya sorry for the confusion...bf3 just seemed to be the hot topic to go with to get some kind of atttention i guess..


But i know that easily play it with what i have now...but its mostly so i can handle two 42 inch monitors easily and add more monitors (smaller)

The Two 42 inch are for preview and also for the main workstation..have another 21 inch monitor that is going to be used for diagnostics and such like that for the computer (temps and such of that sort) yes i know its like a wow really thats ridiculous..but this is for my padre...im just finalizing this build..owe him for all the years of being a punk to him..so this is his return gift..(ya planing on spending about 1500 on extra stuff this coming month...video cards..hard drives. new cpu cooler..selling my ram to get up to 16GB for this....

Im just lost on the video portion of this

So im learning more and more towards the MSI twin Frozr 3....it is oc and so is the twin frozr 2 but the TF3 costs 300 even...

For overclocking purposes would it be wiser to get the TF2 over the TF3 because you can clock the TF2 as high as the tf3 and keep going and save a couple bucks to go towards the second one...
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ya sorry for the confusion...bf3 just seemed to be the hot topic to go with to get some kind of atttention i guess..


But i know that easily play it with what i have now...but its mostly so i can handle two 42 inch monitors easily and add more monitors (smaller)

The Two 42 inch are for preview and also for the main workstation..have another 21 inch monitor that is going to be used for diagnostics and such like that for the computer (temps and such of that sort) yes i know its like a wow really thats ridiculous..but this is for my padre...im just finalizing this build..owe him for all the years of being a punk to him..so this is his return gift..(ya planing on spending about 1500 on extra stuff this coming month...video cards..hard drives. new cpu cooler..selling my ram to get up to 16GB for this....

Im just lost on the video portion of this

So im learning more and more towards the MSI twin Frozr 3....it is oc and so is the twin frozr 2 but the TF3 costs 300 even...

For overclocking purposes would it be wiser to get the TF2 over the TF3 because you can clock the TF2 as high as the tf3 and keep going and save a couple bucks to go towards the second one...
Don't think your going to game on 2x 42" Monitors with 2x 5770's. You might want to look to 2x HD 6970/6990. Even 2x 6950's could POSSIBLY do it.

If you want Nvidia, Then I'll say GTX 580 3GB In SLI. Should give you 2560x1600 smoothly @ high settings.
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