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so 6950's it is then

These are all the PSU's i can get [i get them cheaper then what you see]

http://www.salland.eu/category/50/vo...lter&x=61&y=14

I thought the Seasonic x-750 would do nice.
Wich one would you guys advice ?
Needs to be silent and stable
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Would a Corsair AX850 be a good choice or are the AX series to expensive for what you get and better go for the HX series ?

the price difference is 28,- euro

The seasonic X-850 is just to expensive for me now
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I'd just get another HD 5870 1GB. I don't know why you'd need 2GB on 1080p. Or do you have an EF setup? Either way 6950s and 6970s aren't that much faster than 5870s especially at 1 GHz core.

If you want to spend your money on new GPUs you might as well wait for the GTX 560 (jan 20th). You never know what price drops or surprises it may bring. IMO you'd benefit more from SB than you would from 6950s
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I'd just get another HD 5870 1GB. I don't know why you'd need 2GB on 1080p. Or do you have an EF setup? Either way 6950s and 6970s aren't that much faster than 5870s especially at 1 GHz core.

If you want to spend your money on new GPUs you might as well wait for the GTX 560 (jan 20th). You never know what price drops or surprises it may bring. IMO you'd benefit more from SB than you would from 6950s
Like i sayed before this will be for new computer, so that this one can go to my GF, the Q9550 from her will go to the kids.
with these 6950's and the PSU i can later add board + cpu and ram and have a new pc and all the older pc's replaced with something better

just thinking of what PSU to get, thinking AX-850 from Corsair now but dont know if the AX series s worth its premium price
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Like i sayed before this will be for new computer, so that this one can go to my GF, the Q9550 from her will go to the kids.
with these 6950's and the PSU i can later add board + cpu and ram and have a new pc and all the older pc's replaced with something better

just thinking of what PSU to get, thinking AX-850 from Corsair now but dont know if the AX series s worth its premium price
I think those units are the best but definately not necessary. I'd stick the extra cash in getting a good brand/model 6950 then. But don't forget to wait for the pricedrops 20 january

Side note:

The Corsair AX series are Seasonic design IIRC. Not sure though, you'd have to look into some reviews to verify
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you could always just add a second 5870 instead of buying 2 6950 be cheaper
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I was thinking of dropping in another 5870 but the Matrix version is still very expensive. 2 6950's is just 90,- euro more then 1 extra matrix card.

i know i could drop in any other 5870 to instead of a matrix but i also use my computers as demo's for some of my custumors so its about looks for me to.

I will stick with the AX-850 PSU, the HX850 is cheaper but i read in reviews its kinda noisy to.

Really dont know what to get with graphics though, another 5870 matrix [ uber looks ftw !!] or a pair of 6950's [about 10-15% more performance]
If i go with another 5870 i might be able to get a Silverstone Raven rv2 case with it. always wanted to try that case becuase i love the looks and have never worked with something like that.
Got a antec 900 now and cable management is bad 2 graphic cards in it will kill the good looking cable management i have now for sure.

so it come's down to these 2 choices now.

a pair of 6950's

or

another 5870 matrix with a silverstone raven rv2 case

hard choice huh ?
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Now i been reading that alot of people noticed micro-stutter with 5870's in CF
I only read good things about 6950's in CF

So ill go with 6950's and pass down my 5870 matrix to my GF.

Looking for a good PSU now but cheaper as the AX-850 i picked first, so i can still get a raven rv2 case with it.
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yay, i done it.

ordered 2 6950's with a corsair AX750 and a silverstone raven rv2 case
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