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Sorry to hear you haven't had a good time with the 590/6990 combo. I personally didn't enjoy the 6990/6970 combo myself and just switched to 2x 7970s.

I will be honest, for your resolution a single 7970 will drive almost all games above 45 fps, and most of them will be 60+fps. More so, it will be smooth too.

Despite having a few bugs right now with CrossfireX, its a very smooth experience on a 7970. Running a single card has been enough for me on a few titles like SWTOR and Alan Wake at 2560x1600 resolution. Skyrim runs very cleanly although I would prefer a steady 60+fps and at maxing settings, that doesn't always happen in all situations.

My advice for you: Judging on whats bothering you, what you do have, and what you are looking to get, I do NOT think its a bad idea. I think you would be honestly, much happier switching, especially coming from both a 590 AND a 6990. You will spend more time playing and having fun than you will trying to get it to work/troubleshooting. Its the fastest bad boy on the block for the time being and it can deliver some performance when overclocked.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/23/12 at 1:07pm
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Thanks guys, deciding on a standard version or the xfx dual fan black edition
    
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