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Crossfire 6850/70, or LCS 6970 single?

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Well, the title tells it all..

I have a curent rig with watercooling and 480mm with radiator, curently only cooling down my CPU, and I realy want to extend my watercooling system, but using 400 euro on a 6970 LCS single card, just to get a watercooled one is a bit hardcore moneyuse, when I can get crossfire 6850/70 for 280-311 euro.

any idéa of noise level on the cards etc? and performance, what would be best?

Any answers are acceptable!
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Well,

The bonus of going with a 6950/70 is you get much better upgrade oppertunities. Obviously the 6870 xfire will out perform a single 6970 but still. Noise wise the xfire setup will be louder...

Personally, i'd go with the 6970 and then watercool it with an idea of xfire in a few months.

What is the rest of your rig?

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IMO, dont downgrade to lesser cards in crossfire. I believe a single more powerfull gpu is best over cf ,, in most cases.

If you already own a 6970 keep it, if your looking to buy ? getting a 6970 or a 6950, would be better than a dual 5870 card setup. imo

Then you have the option of adding another card in cf later
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Well,

The bonus of going with a 6950/70 is you get much better upgrade oppertunities. Obviously the 6870 xfire will out perform a single 6970 but still. Noise wise the xfire setup will be louder...

Personally, i'd go with the 6970 and then watercool it with an idea of xfire in a few months.

What is the rest of your rig?

Comps
My curent stats is:

haf 922.
motherboard: m4a89gtd pro.
Cpu: amd 965 @ 4.5 ghz, low temps (27-40).
ram: some random cheap: overclocked and changed timers.
+watercooling with possability to extend loop. (480mm radiator / 1.2 liters capasity total, 12mm tubing).
PSU: 750 watts.
Curent gpu:gainward gtx 460 glh. (got 2 of it, and I know it can get quite insane, but my motherboard doesn't suport sli, and cba to use SLI hack)...

well yeah, the LCS 6970 is very freaking awesome, but still expensive xD I guess I should just go for that...
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