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5870 CF or 6950 (6970)?

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I can bring something from the US, and it'll probably be a video card. So, having a 5870 already, should I buy another 5870 one (and face the crossfire challenge) or buy a 6950 (since they're around the same price) and 'upgrade' it to 6970 through the bios thing?

Any suggestions, guys? Crossfire would run at PCI-E 8x if anyone's wondering, don't know if that should make much of a difference...

Any difficulties setting up the 6950 with the latest drivers? ATI has been quite a pain in the ass with the laggy top right screen corner.

Also, any advice for Nvidia side? Anything up to 300$ is good.

Thanks!
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Crossfire with a 5870. would become a great performer.
Personally I would have bought a gtx580 and sold the 5870 off to cover the extra expenses, a single powerful gpu is always a better choice since it would be very powerful and also easier to get rid off when new tech comes out.
    
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with a single monitor...simply get another 5870 and crossfire..it should handle almost any game out there with max eye candy(metro 2033 doesn't count...XD)
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