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Bang for your buck right now, since you have 1200 to upgrade would be 2500k 2-6970s and an asus p67 sabertooth or something similar. Thats about as close to futureproof as you can get. You pc&p psu is plenty for 6970 cf or 580/570 sli. If your stuck on AMD a 965/970be and good 990x board would be your only route for per core performance upgrade. BD and thuban trade blows and neither are good for multicard setups.

yea ive been running Non stop AMD Rigs Since the K6-2 Era lol, not converting tongue.gif

But yea so if my thuban can take a GTX 580 then that would be a fine idea, then maybe invest in some water cooling and get myself up to 4.5GHz.
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You are going to bottleneck in some games, even SB will bottleneck a far amount in many of them at stock... Which even at stock it's a faster gaming chip than the best water cooled Thuban.

I would just sit tight, wait for AMD to bring something worthy of being called an "upgrade" out.
    
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Im running sli 570s on an hx750 as we speak and the 6970 takes less power than the 570 does. If its an older pc&p he should have no problems. A new one made by ocz might be another story. My next setup will probably be 7xxx series. Crossfire is necking out sli right now in my opinion.
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Im running sli 570s on an hx750 as we speak and the 6970 takes less power than the 570 does. If its an older pc&p he should have no problems. A new one made by ocz might be another story. My next setup will probably be 7xxx series. Crossfire is necking out sli right now in my opinion.
its an oldschool one lool Bulletproof Im not concerned about my power supply these days I just want a pc that can push good FPS cuz ive been through 4 GPU's since 2007 and the upgrade costs are getting high
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Dual cards should be fine on a quality 750W. Id get 6970s over nVidia if youre worried about it, though.
    
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Im running sli 570s on an hx750 as we speak and the 6970 takes less power than the 570 does. If its an older pc&p he should have no problems. A new one made by ocz might be another story. My next setup will probably be 7xxx series. Crossfire is necking out sli right now in my opinion. I was also a diehard amd farther back than the k6-2 in fact just cooked my last 3200+ barton core a couple weeks ago. Sad day. Unfortunately AMD is falling behind fast, I mean I would like to see them catch up because I like a competitive market. Heck bring back cyrix chips while were at it. Someone to dethrone intel, but if you want performance SB is king right now....
I swore i saw 650.

With a 750, he should be good. But keep in mind, your i5 is FAR more effiecient than a heavily OC'ed x6.
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I say op needs a nice pair of 6970s. Or if you want to save a few bucks sapphire 6950 toxic have a 70% unlock rate
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yea Ill 100% agree with anyone who says Intel's SB are better in everyway, but ill never convert my CPU religion. and Im also gonna stick with Nvidia cuz ive had bad experiences with a 4890 lol. does anyways have an idea what AMD are gonna do with these Bulldozers? they have a new batch out in january, will they be performing better u think?
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Pretty hard to do much worse...

Bad time to upgrade though imo, next gen video cards are coming out in a few months, revisions from AMD on bulldozer should be out by then, they'll need a new chipset anyways if they want to support their own PCIe 3.0 cards...
    
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yea Ill 100% agree with anyone who says Intel's SB are better in everyway, but ill never convert my CPU religion. and Im also gonna stick with Nvidia cuz ive had bad experiences with a 4890 lol. does anyways have an idea what AMD are gonna do with these Bulldozers? they have a new batch out in january, will they be performing better u think?
Not to mention you'd need a new motherboard. Which is why i never reccomended SB. Your current x6 and CH4 are still top notch AMD wise.

Those clocks on air.., i'd buy a nice rasa kit considering you were considering spending ~200$ on BD anyways.

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