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Good on you! This will be a sweet deal if all goes through! Good luck!
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before i go through with this..would my sig rig be able to utiilize crossfire...like can my CPU running @ 4.0 ghz run crossfire or will it bottleneck it??
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before i go through with this..would my sig rig be able to utiilize crossfire...like can my CPU running @ 4.0 ghz run crossfire or will it bottleneck it??

It will bottleneck in the 50-80 fps range. I was using the same setup.
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ok i am going to be doing a complete over haul of my PC this summer and i wanted to get two 7870's in CF so should i wait for those or should i take these two??
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ok i am going to be doing a complete over haul of my PC this summer and i wanted to get two 7870's in CF so should i wait for those or should i take these two??

make sure the two HD 6870s are working fine. if that be the case you can go ahead. you will face issues in CF sometimes. Worst case scenario- even if CF does not work in a game with a single HD 6870 you will do good. when HD 6870 CF works well you will be close to 1.8x the perf of hd 6870.

also when you upgrade in the summer go for a single GPU , say a HD 7950 boost or HD 8950 (if its released). these cards will give you better and more consistent performance than cf solutions.
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well it turns out he didnt want to trade after all...oh well no harm done
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