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Sold my 460 so I can go ATI again, so I'll need a little help picking a new card.

It will be going into my sig rig, which is used for gaming @ 1920x1080p.
The 460 wasn't bad, but I'd like to use the hybrid crossfire option that my motherboard has.

I'm either looking at just getting 1 card (possibly 5850) or 2 cards and putting them into crossfire. (5750/5770's)

Without causing much of a bottleneck on my cpu, what would be the best choice towards my new graphics investment?
Resell value will hold a major part since I upgrade my system every few months.

Budget: Anything below $425, but not really looking to spend more than $200.
Preferences: The card's PCB must be Black, & the gpu must be able to outperform my older 460 1gb. (ATI hybrid crossfire will be with my HD 4290)



Thanks for reading,

- Matt


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I would go for the 6970 (1 card solution) or 2x 6850s. Cant go wrong wither way. Pick up a pair of those 6850s and call it day .
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I would go for the 6970 (1 card solution) or 2x 6850s. Cant go wrong wither way. Pick up a pair of those 6850s and call it day .
But wouldn't I be pretty much bottlenecked with either of those choices by my ram and processor?
    
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i bet a single 6950 would rock!
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Get HD 6950 and unlock it later.
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