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Poll Results: What should I go with?

 
  • 7% (1)
    Second 6950
  • 84% (11)
    SSD boot drive and $100 of steam games
  • 7% (1)
    $200 of steam games
13 Total Votes  
post #11 of 20
You will get the most benefit form a second 6950. An SSD is nice to have but it really doesn't make any major differences to the performance of your pc while gaming but another 6950 will almost double your fps in some games.
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post #12 of 20
Your 6950 will be fine for most games. New GPUs come out in a month. SSD vote here.
post #13 of 20
A 6950 at 1080p is like a 560Ti at 1080p, really good.

I am going to say SSD and the $100 bucks worth of games, even though you wont see any actual performance as in fps wise in games you will have a better experience by the shorter load times.

Don't forget the 7000 series coms out soon so don't really buy a new gpu until they come out because there will be a ton of 6950's used and new for cheap.
post #14 of 20
I vote for the games. Your rig is great for now; I'd wait for new series stuff to come out before you spend more on hardware. If they time it right for the Holiday Sale, $200 will be a years worth of games to have ready to play.
post #15 of 20
Going to have to agree with some people and say that the SSD will be the single best upgrade for you at this moment. A single 6950 at 1080p will max most games out, a second will just guarantee that. An SSD will make load times much faster, or since you're recording video, I would use that drive as the destination for your raw video so it doesn't impact performance as much if you're running your games off of a mechanical drive.

As others have said: AMD is releasing the 7900 series in January. IMO wait for that, buy a 7970 and don't worry about a video card for 6 years thumb.gif
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post #16 of 20
Personaly i would have gone for a ssd in any case, but since the prices are probably dropping on the gpu soon thats even more reason to wait with the gpu upgrade and buy a ssd for now.
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post #17 of 20
Having a very similar system to what you have. I would get a M4 ssd, and wait for the price of 6950's to drop.
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post #18 of 20
SSD unless all you do on your machine is game, which I assume you surf the web at least.

I hear alot of people recommending ssd's for faster loading times, I personally don't recommend them for that reason. My reason is overall snappyiness(actual word thinking.gif) Machine just feels more responsive in daily use. But in actual game play I don't think there is any real difference. Especially not enough to justify the cost of one thumb.gif
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post #19 of 20
Get the SSD man, i just asked a similar question to yours.
Im just waiting for the ocn contest, if i dont win, ill grab a patriot or intel ssd right away smile.gif


plus, hdd's are way overpriced today.
shops here are using the flood in thailand as an excuse
Edited by edalbkrad - 12/13/11 at 7:24am
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post #20 of 20
I would do this:

1 Get SSD and $100 in games.

2. Wait for 7000 series

3. Get the 7870 or 7950

4. #WINNING
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