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There are much better boards for the money IMO. If the OP is interested in max graphics, he should get a board with an NF200 or similar ADX chip. It splits the 16 native lanes into 32 so you can do x16/x16 or x8/x8/x8/x8.

Well he does want to 2500k, right? I thought 1155 doesn't fully do 16/16 but rather 16/8.
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post #12 of 15
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Well he does want to 2500k, right? I thought 1155 doesn't fully do 16/16 but rather 16/8.

Certain boards use the same chips that are found on the GTX 590 and HD 6990 to effectively double the PCIE lane count.
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post #13 of 15
What's your budget? IMO you should just get a new GPU and a new PSU to supply enough power to it. A 560ti (preferably Twin Frozr style HSF by MSI to improve cooling) for starters would be an excellent card to start with!

As an i5 user I think the rest of your components are just fine, doesn't justify selling your rig just to make the switch.

An additional upgrade I might suggest is a solid state drive. You could get some good money selling your traditional platter HDD's in light of the flooding overseas.
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I have two 5770s in crossfire. A 6950 isn't THAT much of an upgrade...certianly not enough to max crisis 2 and still get my high fps....
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I have two 5770s in crossfire. A 6950 isn't THAT much of an upgrade...certianly not enough to max crisis 2 and still get my high fps....

Woops I think some of us were under the impression that you were running on a single 5770. In that case, if you want a good single card solution you could unlock/flash a 6950 to a 6970, or go with a GTX 580.
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