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Ok, so I have a dilemma and need counsel. My original XFX order from Amazon will ship in 1 week. I had it locked in at $250. I paid $310 for the one I got through newegg.
Do I:
A) Try to craigslist/ebay the new one for the $310. Thus meaning I only spent $250 for the one I have installed and make up the $60 bones I forked out for the one from newegg.

B) Keep it. But this would be sort of stupid because I primarily am console gaming MW2 right now and built this rig for work and to be ready for Final Fantasy XIV and Star Wars: TOR which I think the one 5850 should be able to handle perfectly well.

C) Sell both and reserve a 5950 for probably just over what I paid newegg for the one 5850.

HALP! Recommendations must contain reason. Winning e-peen benchmarking contests acceptable justification.
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Ok, so I have a dilemma and need counsel. My original XFX order from Amazon will ship in 1 week. I had it locked in at $250. I paid $310 for the one I got through newegg.
Do I:
A) Try to craigslist/ebay the new one for the $310. Thus meaning I only spent $250 for the one I have installed and make up the $60 bones I forked out for the one from newegg.

B) Keep it. But this would be sort of stupid because I primarily am console gaming MW2 right now and built this rig for work and to be ready for Final Fantasy XIV and Star Wars: TOR which I think the one 5850 should be able to handle perfectly well.

C) Sell both and reserve a 5950 for probably just over what I paid newegg for the one 5850.

HALP! Recommendations must contain reason. Winning e-peen benchmarking contests acceptable justification.

if I were in your shoes, I would think of my best option. What will give you the best performance, and base it off that. The 5950 sounds like a good choice, but its really up to you because the 5850 will handle any game out their and make them playable on max settings for the most part. The 5950 is the same card but with 2gb memory i believe. I would do whatever you feel is most reasonable for the time being. GOod luck
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if I were in your shoes, I would think of my best option. What will give you the best performance, and base it off that. The 5950 sounds like a good choice, but its really up to you because the 5850 will handle any game out their and make them playable on max settings for the most part. The 5950 is the same card but with 2gb memory i believe. I would do whatever you feel is most reasonable for the time being. GOod luck
My understanding is that the 5950 is equivalent to 2x5850's.

The one on the bottom. Notice two gpu heatsinks. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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corrct. 5950 = 5850x2.
    
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Oh, one more question for you experts.

How do I turn on eyefinity?

I have 3 monitors I was wanting to run. I have lcd's running off dvi for work. And I have my dlp tv hooked up via hdmi. But as it sits, the card can only run two screens. So I have the hdmi to the tv turned off in windows settings.

I guess since I only want to use the tv/hdmi connection for gaming is it better to just leave it off and when I want to use it activate it and deactivate the other two? Or is there a way to set it up with eyefinity duplicating my main monitor? I don't want to set it up as an extended monitor because then files may get pushed to it and get lost when I'm working. And besides games always run on the main monitor, not an extended monitor anyway if I'm in full screen.
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corrct. 5950 = 5850x2.
word. Thanks for the verification.
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My understanding is that the 5950 is equivalent to 2x5850's.

The one on the bottom. Notice two gpu heatsinks. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
thats a prototype though, well at least those coolers are...
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thats a prototype though, well at least those coolers are...
*sigh*

no, they're already on the new revision of the 5770.
    
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thats a prototype though, well at least those coolers are...
Those are the same coolers on the V2 5770.
I don't get why ATI wants to use them.
Especially on a dual GPU card, those things will throw a BUNCH of heat EVERYWHERE.

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Key word: prototype . The 5950 won't look that way. The prototype card with those cooler , doesn't have room for a pci express port heatsink. The 5970, also looked nothing like final production .
    
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