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It seems like these are the best deals so far for the HD 6950 and the GTX 570, respectively.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150518&cm_re=6950-_-14-150-518-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125365&cm_re=gtx_570-_-14-125-365-_-Product

I plan to unlock shaders for the 6950 and hopefully, flash it to a 6970.

Which of these two should I buy? The extra money that the GTX 570 costs DOES affect me as I'm just a student with very little income.

Alternatively, should I wait until the GTX 590 and HD 6990 come out to hopefully bring down prices?
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I would go with 6950 unlock, consider price is a big factor for you and you should be perfectly fine with a 6950 unlcok in that resolution.

590/6990 should have minimal impact on the pricing of 570/6950 as they don't change the price structure but rather adds on top of the exisiting. one.
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As Andy said, go for the 6950 and flash it to a 6970
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http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/933665-gtx-570-hd-6950-should-i.html
Why make another? If the extra money affects you like you said I think you answered your own question. That isnt the best deal on a 570 btw this one is 315$ after rebate and 15$ instant savings http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162070
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