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Hi,

i always like to upgrade and overclock new tech, sadly i can hardly ever offort to pay a whole new set-up in 1 go

i was thinking to get 2 6950 cards for crossfire and a Seasonic X-750 PSU.
Also 1 harddrive [Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB ]

i want to put this new stuff in current sig and then later on replace the board + cpu for an i7-2600K and high-end board.

Is this a good upgrade ? or should i get new board + cpu first ?

i thought the Crossfire set-up would be more noticeable with gaming then a new cpu + board

thx in advance
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In my opinion Go with the cards. I think you will see a greater improvement there as your cpu is already looking pretty powerful with that overclock
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You will definitely benefit more from upgrading your graphics cards then your CPU right now with gaming. Go for that upgrade, you'll be glad you did
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thx for input

is there any better upgrade i could do then this ? with more or less the same costs
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thx for input

is there any better upgrade i could do then this ? with more or less the same costs
Not really no, I would say get a SSD but you already have a really nice SSD setup.
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ok 1 more qeustion, i picked a seasonic x-750. is it enough to power 2 of these cards and overclock the whole system to ?
should i maybe go for an 850W unit to be more future proof ?
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ok 1 more qeustion, i picked a seasonic x-750. is it enough to power 2 of these cards and overclock the whole system to ?
should i maybe go for an 850W unit to be more future proof ?
I think a 750 would be pushing it, I would grab a 850 to be safe.
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Why twin 6950s instead of 6970s? Your not getting that much of a boost over your 5870. But yea, you already have a pretty good CPU that should do well for a while. So a graphics upgrade is the ticket.
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i been looking at reviews and saw that 6950 in CF do alot better then 5870 in CF.
also i got a 5870 matrix and sadly they are still VERY expensive. i can get 6950 in CF for just 90,- euro more then getting another 5870 matrix.
The matrix card i have now will do nicely in my GF's PC [Q9550]

Also you can unlock a 6950 to a 6970 right ?
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i been looking at reviews and saw that 6950 in CF do alot better then 5870 in CF.
also i got a 5870 matrix and sadly they are still VERY expensive. i can get 6950 in CF for just 90,- euro more then getting another 5870 matrix.
The matrix card i have now will do nicely in my GF's PC [Q9550]

Also you can unlock a 6950 to a 6970 right ?
Yes! There is pretty much no reason to buy a 6970 now that the 9650's can be unlocked.
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