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I'm in the same situation, I wanted to upgrade to a pair of 6950 but waited for the GTX 560, after the nightmare that have been the drivers since 10.4 with my 4870x2 I really didn't want to stay with ATI, at least for the time being.
IMO with an E8600 (even a Q6600) there's no need to move on from a 4870X2. I'm holding out until I get my full new build. I may go with a 2600k or wait for Ivy Bridge, it depends on my cash flow through the year. I slapped on an Accelero cooler on mine for $50 and overclocked it a bit. My temps while overclocked and with the fans on low are 30-40C lower than the stock cooler runs at stock clocks with the fan at max -_- Good to go for another year!
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Price drops have started in Australia.

You can now get the MSI Radeon HD6870 1GB Twin Frozr II for $299 not $339....damn.

Oh well I'm happy with what i got and what I payed for it.
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IMO with an E8600 (even a Q6600) there's no need to move on from a 4870X2. I'm holding out until I get my full new build. I may go with a 2600k or wait for Ivy Bridge, it depends on my cash flow through the year. I slapped on an Accelero cooler on mine for $50 and overclocked it a bit. My temps while overclocked and with the fans on low are 30-40C lower than the stock cooler runs at stock clocks with the fan at max -_- Good to go for another year!
Haven't updated my sig rig I'm actually on a QX9650 but I just sold it yesterday for 220€ and plan to upgrade to Sandy Bridge along with two Gigabyte 560 SOC, onlty thing is I'm not too confortable using two of those overclocked GTX 560 with my TX750, I always like to have a good margin. My x2 idles at 86°C and sound like a jet engine under load, I thought about using that Accelero cooler too but don't really have the room in my current case, I already had to saw parts of the HDD case for the card to fit
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post #14 of 72
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IMO with an E8600 (even a Q6600) there's no need to move on from a 4870X2. I'm holding out until I get my full new build. I may go with a 2600k or wait for Ivy Bridge, it depends on my cash flow through the year. I slapped on an Accelero cooler on mine for $50 and overclocked it a bit. My temps while overclocked and with the fans on low are 30-40C lower than the stock cooler runs at stock clocks with the fan at max -_- Good to go for another year!
lol, im debating upgrading too, but realistically ill need more CPU before ill need more GPU. im running bfbc2 @ 1920x1200 @ 4xAA and not having any problems. maybe the new crysis or other games will cause my upgrade. there are alot of good games coming out this spring.

if i do upgrade graphics cards, ill probably be a 6970 or a 570. nothing else will give me much of a performance increase. and really, what the point of DX11?
 
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post #15 of 72
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Haven't updated my sig rig I'm actually on a QX9650 but I just sold it yesterday for 220€ and plan to upgrade to Sandy Bridge along with two Gigabyte 560 SOC, onlty thing is I'm not too confortable using two of those overclocked GTX 560 with my TX750, I always like to have a good margin. My x2 idles at 86°C and sound like a jet engine under load, I thought about using that Accelero cooler too but don't really have the room in my current case, I already had to saw parts of the HDD case for the card to fit
dude ^, my system has been running my sig setup with no problems. you wont have any problems with a tx750. 275 consume more power at load than the 560. check the TPU review.
 
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Although I'm not working as one I went to school to become an electrician and always learned to have a big margin when it comes to power so even though I know I probably won't have a problem I constantly want to have much more available power than I need in a PSU
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post #17 of 72
2GB HD6950 @ $270 = w00t!
1GB HD6950 @ ~$240 = w00t

The GTX560 doesn't just bring compelling performance to the $250 price point, it will also shake things up nicely.

Things are heating up. I wish I could get my hands on a GTX560 or two for testing
    
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2GB HD6950 @ $270 = w00t!
1GB HD6950 @ ~$240 = w00t

The GTX560 doesn't just bring compelling performance to the $250 price point, it will also shake things up nicely.

Things are heating up. I wish I could get my hands on a GTX560 or two for testing
iirc u said your gona pick up two 560s ...
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iirc u said your gona pick up two 560s ...
When my employment status removes the "un" prefix, then I'd love to get my hands on two of 'em :3
    
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good to see them duking it out. Finally some competition in the market!
 
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