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xmas time upgrades once again

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I am currently rocking my sig setup and am wondering what will be the best upgrade for this holiday season. my setup is currently all watercooled and I will not be watercooling the additional parts added.

So far my options are:
another 6970 and run in xfire, also upgrading power supply to x750 or x850,

or single 7970 and either selling or finding something to do with the current 6970.


Also I am curious with either of these setups if my processor, 965 Phenom II, will just hold back anything more I throw at it. I don't have the funds this holiday to upgrade both processor and graphics cards. Please tell me what you think.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 4
New z77 Mobo and 3570k. If you can afford a new 7970, you can afford that. I would do this before upgrading that GPU.
post #3 of 4
sell the HD 6970 and get the HD 7970. HD 7970(1.15 Ghz) can easily match or exceed HD 6970 CF. with a single GPU you get the most consistent experience without microstuttering . CF scaling issues and CF profile availability issues make things even worse. the HD 7970 will also draw less power, run cooler and quieter.

just overclock your CPU to 3.8 - 4.0 Ghz with voltage tweaking. you should do fine.
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I had a similar question, only its about my HTPC's graphics card. Which one of the ones on this site should I get (Best HTPC Graphics Card)? Urrg, so hard choosing.
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