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Right okay so as the title says.
I don't know a lot about GPUs so a little help will be appreciated!
I will be getting a new GPU for christmas from my mum. The annoying thing about this is I have cable sleeved my PSU recently and have two of the 6 pin and now the 8 pin. I believe the 6970 takes 1 8pin and 1 6pin. It will be annoying as I do not have a lot of sleeving left to sleep the 8pin and I don't really want it to look bad as such.
Also which would be better, a 6970 or 2 5870s?

One 5870 is £194.97 (Free delivery)
and the 6970 is £275.76 (+ delivery)
Thanks BMorrisSly

EDIT: This is where I will be purchasing the 5870 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248887
This is where I will be purchasing the 6970 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-x...dvi-i-dvi-hdmi

Also I have a 650W going in my system when I get the GPU.
Edited by BMorrisSly - 12/18/10 at 2:46pm
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post #2 of 11
well,

The 5000 series are last years tech. The 6k series scale much better.

I'd say go with 2 6850's tbh. 100% complete ownage
Comps

EDIT - lol, i've just seen your PSU, 400w isn't enough for a 5970 or for xfire.
Edited by compuman145 - 12/18/10 at 9:24am
post #3 of 11
You need a new psu before you do anything.
post #4 of 11
Aren't 6870's cheaper then 5870's still?
The 6XXX is the way to go, especially if you plan to Crossfire.

6870's>5870's, plus you get better tess performance.
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2x6870 or 1x6970
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Yeah I forgot to mention I have a 650W PSU which I have sleeved. Edited this.
Thing is I'll have one card then I'll save up for the next. My mum said she would pay for the 6970?
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gtx 570 hands down
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In your situation I would get the 6970.
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In your situation I would get the 6970.
Yeah, I think what I might do is just sleeve half way down the 8pin so I have enough to them all. Also this would benefit in the future.
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post #10 of 11
Your PSU can't hold 2x 5870's. Barely a single 6970.

Holding XFire anything isn't a smart idea in my honest opinion. 6950 is probably even a better option if you ask me

It's a little better than the 5870, just as cheap, and has better everything.
     
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