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Ok, I'm a Eyefinity user, 5760x1200.

I only have a AMD 5870 1GB Watercooled, and thats not enough memory I have heard.

And crossfire a 5870 would only result in total available memory between those two is still only 1GB?

Why I'm thinking out a new rig is for example for Battlefield 3 (I like to start playing battlefield with my friends).

I'm considering if I should get two 6950's, and unlock them to 6970's.

Is two 420(3x140) or two 360's way overkill? I like a overclocked and quiet pc, and something new modding and wc'ed to do perhaps. This will be mounted differently than it's now.

But there is still concerns on how I shall sell this rig I have now, as if I can get some decent money for it. It's modded also and looks very nice, not like most other mods in appearance.

I have trouble deciding, since I want to get a new Cpu block, sell the 5870 with wc block. I'm also getting new fans which gonna replace 3 Gentle Typhoons and 3 140mm Yate loons, and they will have no place to go after that.

Most likely need a new PSU, since this is only 700W, I don't have Sata3/Usb3.

I'm not sure if my rig performs well, even when it has a 420(3x140) and a 240 radiator.

And this is most likely a very silly post
post #2 of 14
alot of 6950's wont unlock anymore. Amd took them off the shelves and the only way to get one is used. Just go with 2 6970's.
post #3 of 14
I am cooling my sig rig with 1 RX360. When gaming, my temps on CPU and GPU stay under 45. Obviously go a bit higher with stress testing however. I wouldnt say anything is overkill on OCN, but wanted to give you some insight on what to expact. Also, don't expect to get 6950s that will unlock anymore. Everyone seems to think unlock as soon as 6950 is mentioned, but this is not the case anymore.
post #4 of 14
If you want absolute best temp go with 2x360 im assuming you are running in a single loop. A 420 will certainly do its job well im running 2x590 with a 420 and its doing just fine.

HD6000 series put out less heat than NV its just the crappy stock cooler once its on water the worst you probably see is still 20c cooler than air.
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2gb of memory mirrored still might pose some issues at that resolution. Best bet would be to get 2x 3gb 580s. I always have at least 1.5x 120mm radiator surface area per gpu. Keeps temps low and oc headroom high.
 
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Is there any benefit from having two 6970's over a 6990? Aren't they the same?
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Originally Posted by NorxMAL View Post
Is there any benefit from having two 6970's over a 6990? Aren't they the same?
Can overclock higher usually with HD6970 than 6990, also if you ever seen a 6990 in action the noise of the vrms will drive you nuts...
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Overkill is another word for futureproofing.
 
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TimeToLi...17/J2w7FKI80ZI

Heres a video of the noise it makes, skip to 5:30 to hear it.
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post #10 of 14
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What are signs of 6950's being able to unlock?

I'm not residing in US, and they might have them in stock here.
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