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GTX 460 1GB to 58xx or 6950?

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I've had my MSI Cyclone GTX 460 for a few months now. In that time I upgraded from a 1680x1050 monitor to a 1080P. the card is still decent but in games like Bad Company 2, it struggles to keep a smooth FPS. also I found out you can only use two displays even though it has three inputs. Even in SLI you can only run two monitors( unless you go surround, which isn't want I want)

I could probably sell it for $150 in which case I'm willing to put in another $150 for a total of $300. what card would give me a large performance? should I opt for a 5850/5870 for cheap(150/200) or a 6950+unlockable? or should I go for a i5 2500K/mob/ram upgrade instead?
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250gb LG something etc Windows 7 Ulimate Samsung 21.5" 
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post #2 of 4
Well if you went 5xxx series you would need to go 5870. I think a 6950 would be the most up to date option. Also I do think you could use a CPU RAM MB upgrade but I would wait to see how this SB and 2011/X68 goes.
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Samsung 850 Pro Noctua D15s Cooler Master Silencio PWM 120MM 2400RPM Cooler Master Silencio PWM 120MM 1400RPM 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung Curved S34E790C Corsair Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650w 
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6950. I doubt CPU and RAM are really holding the OP back as my intel Rig is very similar but with 5870 and plays games very nicely with good frame rates at very high settings.
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Actually your cpu is holding you back in bad company 2.
Yea you will be able to play bc2 at 1080 if you get the 6950 but really the 460 can play it smoothly given the cpu. Bad company 2 utilizes 4 cores. So i say upgrade your cpu/mobo.
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