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thx for the heads up. it was originally 880/1375
 
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Like everyone else is saying, go with the single card option. I had crossfired 6950s and it was just a pain. A lot of games I was playing at the time actually performed worse with two cards just because crossfire wasn't supported in those games.
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might looking at budget as i still have to upgrade my cpu
 
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I ordered a Sapphire 7950 Vapor X last night, as an upgrade from my 6870 xfire. I also have a storm scout, according to the website the card length is measured at 275mm (10.8268 inch) whereas the case has a max length according to there website of 270mm (10.6299) but looking at this pic it looks more like 10.7. From what ive read most graphics cards are a tad shorter than there advertised length, and they round it up to the nearest big number, they aren't going to put 268mm for example and they round it to 270mm.. I couldn't find any exact measurement of the vapor x however.
So im hoping with the slight under exaggeration from coolermaster and the slight over exaggeration from sapphire that it will JUST fit.. failing that though i am fully prepared to pull out my hammer and give the hard drive cage a couple of love taps thumb.gif

Will post a photo when im done which won't be until monday
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would love to see that
 
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post #36 of 43
Just grab another 6950. Crossfire is good enough. Fast and plays games in eyefinity nicely.
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Reading this thread has made me reconsider me buying another 6950. I have not bought it yet but will in about 2-4 days. I am very confused now.
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Reading this thread has made me reconsider me buying another 6950. I have not bought it yet but will in about 2-4 days. I am very confused now.

the better option is always a fast single GPU. selling your HD 6950 for 150 bucks should be possible. spend the extra money and get a Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce (900 Mhz) . With voltage tweaking you can hit 1.15 - 1.2 Ghz . the windforce cooler is probably one of the best.

here is a user running the Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce at 1200 Mhz for gaming and 1280 Mhz for benchmark bragging . not every card is so good. But 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz is average for these cards.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258815/rock-heaven-your-hardest-all-kepler-users/340#post_18141984

With a single GPU you can avoid multi GPU issues like micro stuttering. Also games which do not have good CF performance scaling or profiles do not work at all will be much worse compared to a HD 7950 OC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

here is a Sapphire HD 7970 OC user commenting on how the HD 7970 provides a much better experience than HD 6950 CF.clock for clock HD 7950 is 3- 5% slower than HD 7970

http://www.overclock.net/t/1310462/sapphire-7970-oc-dual-x-benchmark-comparison-stock-vs-overclocked
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new psu came yesterday so now crossfire ready

 
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I was also thinking about doing the same. I'll probably end up selling the 6950 and getting a 7950 for the extra ~$150
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