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post #11 of 16
I guess my next question is, after you overclock that chip is there any reason, other than it's shiny and new, for you to switch to the new 680 series? If your current GPUs are offerring the performance you need for the next few years then hold onto them and wait for the prices to come down a bit before buying the new hotness.

Crossfire 6850s are still quite powerful and capable at handling pretty much anything out there right now with the right processor and motherboard.
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post #12 of 16
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If I were to choose between the two, I'd say you need to spend 500 bucks lol.
But really, you just need to overclock that cpu. Why are not doing this, it's like throwing speed away. Grab it man, its right there on the table.
I don't know anything about overclocking so I refuse to do anything that can harm my CPU. However, I believe my mobo is the source of my low gpu usage so I might get a new one and stick with my 6950s cause it seems the gtx 680 does not differ much in frames
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I don't know anything about overclocking so I refuse to do anything that can harm my CPU. However, I believe my mobo is the source of my low gpu usage so I might get a new one and stick with my 6950s cause it seems the gtx 680 does not differ much in frames

I have two MSI twinfrzr 3 6950's in crossfire and they perform great for the money. They cost me £300 total and are quiet,cool and perform great . I recently changed mobo and the pci-e spacing makes a world of difference.

I am gonna wait until Nvidia release their next card in August? before I consider upgrading, as I am not impressed quite enough to part with my hard earned cash.

I am not saying that I haven't had the odd crossfire issue, but mainly it's been plain sailing so far.
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post #14 of 16
a 2600K doesn't need to be OC'ed to utilise 2x6950's. I had two 6950's OCed for a while on an X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz, and they outperformed a single 7970.

Stick with what you've got. Chances are that your setup is fine. Have you done a complete GPU driver re-install to clear out any old / bad drivers?
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a 2600K doesn't need to be OC'ed to utilise 2x6950's. I had two 6950's OCed for a while on an X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz, and they outperformed a single 7970.
Stick with what you've got. Chances are that your setup is fine. Have you done a complete GPU driver re-install to clear out any old / bad drivers?

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Last 2 posts are right. You don't need to Overclock that CPU. But buying a 2600k and not over clocking it is like buying a Ferrari and only doing 45MPH in a 55MPH zone.
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