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i know this is way off topic but i was looking for some advice my specs are as follows
x6 1100t
990fxa ud3
16gb corsair vengance ram
his ice q turbo 6950
corsair force gt 120gb ssd
1 tb seagate hdd
corsair gs 700 psu

I have 600 to spend on my pc and was wondering what u guys thougjt should i :
a. get a 7970 and call it a day
b. get a second 6950 a beefier psu and a fx 8150
The second option would put me about 130 over my budget but i the ud3 offers dual x16 pci slots wondering which option would give me the best performance boost.
c. buy a i7 2600k and a mobo would prefer to not do this one as i love me some amd
post #2 of 9
Get the second card and the psu and skip the bulldozer. Your thuban is a much better chip

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im assuming ill get about the same preformance from xfired 6950s that i would from a 7970. im just thinking there will be less power draw less heat and no scaling issues with a single card also with new console systekms on the horizon how long will dual 6950 be good for. im thinking it would be better to use 1 7970 and xfire those in the future .
post #4 of 9
keep your thuban 1100x6 it beats bulldozer in gaming benchmarks
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post #5 of 9
If your pc is making you happy the way it is then leave it and pocket the cash.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by horror1229 View Post

im assuming ill get about the same preformance from xfired 6950s that i would from a 7970. im just thinking there will be less power draw less heat and no scaling issues with a single card also with new console systekms on the horizon how long will dual 6950 be good for. im thinking it would be better to use 1 7970 and xfire those in the future .
i would go with a 7970,it would be a good match with the rest of your system,your psu is more than enough amps.no sli issues.have you ever considered a 580
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i would go with a 7970,it would be a good match with the rest of your system,your psu is more than enough amps.no sli issues.have you ever considered a 580

the 7970 beats out the 580 on benchmarks...
     
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post #8 of 9
on topic now....

i would sell the 6950 you have, save a little bit more, and xfire 7970
     
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post #9 of 9
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will a 700w psu be enough to xfire 7970s i know they are similar in power usage to 6950s but i wasnt sure if it would work i believe i get 56 amps on my 12v rail . I dont want to cut it to close my x6 is oc to 4 not really sure how much extra power that is sucking up. Also i have been hearing rumors that amd is not going to be supporting cpus much longer and making the shift to thier apus . Hope that is not the case i bought my mobo so i could upgrade in the future .
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