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ATI 6950 CF vs GTX 570 SLI + Physics

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I have an interesting opportunity coming up as my wife is getting into PC gaming, and we are building her a system. It will cost her approx 1k for the system w/ GPU.

I was planning on waiting another year to upgrade but since we are getting her a rig I can upgrade this year and give her one of my 5870's (she needs a micro atx board and doesn't want to play crysis so she doesn't need CF). With the other depending if I go RED or Green this year I can give my 2end 5870 to my friend in exchange for his GTX260 (yes I know he wins in that deal) to run physics.

So guys what do you think?

Sell the second 5870 for ATI 6950 CF (better $$$ for performance)

OR

Trade the second 5870 for a GTX 260 (physX) and buy GTX 570 SLI (MOAR POWER!!!!!!)

FORGET YOUR PETTY FLAME WAR
I know what will give me the best performance, I just want to know if its worth the money ~$200 CND difference
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Id say if it is only a $200 difference, go for the 570's, but they will actually do pretty well at Physx on their own. Since more and more games are using Physx, id say it would be advantageous to get that I also personally think a 260 for physx would be a waste of $$ when paired with 2X 570's as you probably won't see that much of a performance gain :-\\
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