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6870CF vs. 5970?????

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Ok so when I started my build I bought a 6870, then I got anxious waiting for Bulldozer to be released an Newegg had 5970s for $400 so I picked up one of them. Now I read that 6870CF will outperform a 5970 and FX will perform better when fully utilizing the Scorpius Platform (FX CPU, 9-Series Mobo, and 6-Series GPU). I still have my 6870 in the box and was wondering if I should buy another one and a new PSU (my current doesn't have enough connectors) and not bother with the 5970 and just sell it and my PSU? I ordered my FX-8150, but it's backordered so idk if this is just me being anxious again or not. lol. P.S. I game @ 1920x1200 on a 27.5" monitor an want to run everything on maxed settings (not necessarily maxed fps though, just above 35 preferably in the 40s) It will cost me another $300 to get another 6870 an PSU. I figure I should be able to sell my 5970 for at least that (it's OEM an unopened). This build is my pride an joy an I just want it to be all it can be with what I got.
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I still have the 5970 but also bought the AC accelero Xtreme cooler, it's OC'd @ 900MHZ and outperforms the 6870, runs cooler than stock when stressing even with the OC, plus it is a fraction of the noise!
Don't think I'll be upgrading it for some time yet, but without the OC and cooler, and in a situation where I could buy either I'd go for the 6870 i think
     
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the 6870 CF is better than a 5970, but the FX cpu will not be any better than a Thuban cpu(1090T, 1100T, 960T).
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