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Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
SAPPHIRE HD6870 ( Crossfire )
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Corsair CMPSU-750HX
Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

This is what I wanted to buy first , But Im still thinking about the GPU , I do want a high end gaming PC for less then 700, This all together with some fans gets me at: 650 euros.

But now about the GPU, So I checked the 6950 wish seems powerful , and the GTX560 ( not Ti ). But is it even any good If I go for a single more powerful card? I do want to have a high fps count ( Example: Crysis 1 at 1080 with 60+ fps )

I do already have a CPU cooler and a Sapphire HD6870 in my current build

I will stick with the CPU, Memory, Motherboard but GPU is where I need some help
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Originally Posted by galaxy366 View Post
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
SAPPHIRE HD6870 ( Crossfire )
ASUS P8P67 PRO -=Rev.3.1=-
Corsair CMPSU-750HX
Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

This is what I wanted to buy first , But Im still thinking about the GPU , I do want a high end gaming PC for less then 700, This all together with some fans gets me at: 650 euros.

But now about the GPU, So I checked the 6950 wish seems powerful , and the GTX560 ( not Ti ). But is it even any good If I go for a single more powerful card? I do want to have a high fps count ( Example: Crysis 1 at 1080 with 60+ fps )

I do already have a CPU cooler and a Sapphire HD6870 in my current build

I will stick with the CPU, Memory, Motherboard but GPU is where I need some help
You're setup is fine, you should be able to max out any game really.

If you want a single card setup, I'd go for the 6970 or 570.

Have you already gotten your 6870's? Or are you in the process of deciding on them?
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You're setup is fine, you should be able to max out any game really.

If you want a single card setup, I'd go for the 6970 or 570.

Have you already gotten your 6870's? Or are you in the process of deciding on them?
I already have a 6870 atm, but Im deciding whether to buy a second 6870 or a much powerful card for a nice price
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post #4 of 12
If you can sell your current 6870, do so and buy either a 6970 or 580.
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post #5 of 12
Crossfire the 6870. You won't find a single card to beat them together.
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Despite all the problems with CF/SLI, if you already have on 6870 just crossfire it; you'll be very happy with the end product.
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Just crossfire the 6870? Hmm I did like the 6950 in crossfire, its like 20fps more but expensive. I also liked the GTX560 in SLI ...?
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post #8 of 12
It depends on your budget. You could SLI 580s too and that'd be better, but you're going to spend a lot. The cheapest, easiest way to max out pretty much most games is crossfire your 6870.
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Just crossfire the 6870? Hmm I did like the 6950 in crossfire, its like 20fps more but expensive. I also liked the GTX560 in SLI ...?
The 6870 CF will max out any current game with pretty good FPS, probably 60+.

Since you already have a 6870, there's no sense in selling it/RMA'ing it and going through the hassle to get the other cards.
Plus I'm pretty sure GTX 560 SLI will perform the same as 6870 CF.
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The 6870 CF will max out any current game with pretty good FPS, probably 60+.

Since you already have a 6870, there's no sense in selling it/RMA'ing it and going through the hassle to get the other cards.
Plus I'm pretty sure GTX 560 SLI will perform the same as 6870 CF.
ok because I looked at this http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=290

How much performance boost will I get If I overclock the 2 card to 1000/1200mhz?

Now I have only 1 6870 that I OC to those settings and I sometime get 10fps more
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