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OOOO I forgot about the 6950 unlocking. And yes the GPU is the only piece I carried over from my last rig (besides my PSU). I tend to buy a new GPU every 12-15 months anyway.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
I'm I ok with my current PSU for that? Corsair TX750?
Yes, you'll be fine handling anything in CrossFireX or SLI as long as it's not a 580/480 from my understanding.
 
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post #13 of 16
Never said it was a bad case. It's just ugly IMO. that's why I said "if i were you"

but I think the CFX 6950's is a great idea. Unlock them and you have CFX 6970's for ~$600 instead of ~$720.
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post #14 of 16
I guess it all comes down to your motivation for buying a new video card.

If you can't play a certain game (which is improbable with a 5870) then the logical purchase is another 5870 to crossfire.

If its for bragging rights then wait for 6990. Personally....I think that you might get more braggadocio out of an eyefinity set up using three 40" samsungs then a 6990.

And if you cant wait to brag then get a pair of 6950's. Make sure its the older 2gb model , as those are the only ones proven to unlock to 6970's.

As far as case selection goes that's as subjective as the clothes you wear and I will not presume to be your mommy and tell you how to dress.
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post #15 of 16
if you just want gaming horse power then you should have enough... if not i would just xfire another 5870 or 5970.... if its just for bragging rights then i vote for some older 6950's in xfire (so you can unlock them)
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post #16 of 16
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580 & and a Waterblock
This. All you will EVER need to make out any game on a monitor that is 1080p is one 580. Plus the block will keep it cooler, so it will last longer with more OC. Win/Win
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