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I am looking into upgrading and need a little opinions first. This is what I am running.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz (Overclocked to 3.36)
6gb's of DDR3 Ram.
850w Power supply.
And my graphics card is Crossfire 5770's.
Monitor is: 21.5 inch full Hd at 1920 bye 1080 which is what I game at.

I want to upgrade my duel 5770's to something much better, since I have spare money and these are just okay.

I need your opinions on what to get? I don't want to overclock and stuff like that at all since I do not know how, so stock is what I am laying at.

I was thinking the 6950 or 6970 mainly, how does that sound? Will any bottlenecking or any problems occur?

Also will those cards future proof me so I won't need to upgrade for some time?

thanks!
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This is kind of urgent, so any opinions will help!
post #3 of 15
I would recommend going with the 6950. It's the more cost-efficient option and you will not need to upgrade for quite some time. You also shouldn't see any CPU bottleneck even with that mild overclock. Besides, you can always OC higher.
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If I do go with the 6950, what would I upgrade to in the future? A second one?
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Sure.

Also they are unlocking quite easily to 6970's..
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Originally Posted by IhazPancakeMix View Post
If I do go with the 6950, what would I upgrade to in the future? A second one?
Yes, here's an idea of how they're scaling, although I wouldn't get two unless you plan on gaming on a bigger/multiple displays. You can get two for $600. That's a great deal for the performance:

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Alright so the 6950's are still good if you don't unlock them correct? and will beat my crossfire 5770's and be future proof?
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Yes, even if you don't unlock it, it's a beast of a card. A single 6950 would give you a boost in minimum fps over the dual 5770s and also should do better with tessellation in games. 6950 Crossfire will absolutely murder 5770 Crossfire in every way and you won't need an upgrade for a very, very long time.
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What about my processor though? i7 930 3.36ghz bottleneck?
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I really doubt the CPU bottleneck for dual 6950s would actually cause any practical in-game issues, especially at that resolution. You can always overclock that i7 further. With some patience and trial and error, these things hit 4.0 fairly easily. What sort of cooling do you have for it?
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