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post #1 of 11
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Now that I hit that magical number of 35rep and I am able to sell/trade here on OCN, I wonder if its time again to try something new. I don't really know what to add or change on my rig so I figured maybe switching my graphics a bit. What do you guys think?

I have a Saphire 5970 that is only like 2 months old. An Asus 5870 which has been the best card I have ever owned. And lastly and XFX 4890 Which I have only installed to make sure it was working because it came with a trade I made months ago.

Open to all suggestions.
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post #2 of 11
I would say Get Rid of them Alll and buy a GTX580 OR HD 6970
post #3 of 11
Sell em, the day I hit 35 rep is the day that ati will make me a reliable driver
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post #4 of 11
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I would say Get Rid of them Alll and buy a GTX580 OR HD 6970
+1 on this suggestion
post #5 of 11
Sell 'em all and get some 580's or go with Two 5970's, that would be pretty awesome as well, though not as cool as the prospect of eventual quad 580's...
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post #6 of 11
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I had a pair of 5970s at one point, but at the time I had way to many issues with that setup so I went to the tri-fire. It seems like the suggestions are going down the same track: sell all and get a 580 or 6970 or a pair of something lol
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post #7 of 11
Depending on your budget or what you want....

Best bang for buck...two 6950s 2GB versions and unlock the shaders...they trade blows with 570s SLI

Or if money isnt much of a object and want maxed performance.. sli two 580s

I heard the 560ti is a good value especially OCed...but heard they didnt scale too well in SLI
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post #8 of 11
I would go with Two 580's. I love mine.
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post #9 of 11
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I would go with Two 580's. I love mine.
I'll second the previous motions on GTX 580's but I'm partial. AMD 6970's are great cards as well.

Having one is enough and two in SLI or Crossfire is having your cake and eating it too.

Wait till mid March or earlier and the new Nvidia GTX 590 and / or AMD 6990 dual gpu cards will be out. It was expected mid-Feb but Nvidia and AMD are playing the waiting game so they can put their cards out to 'trump' the other. LOL.

If you buy an EVGA GTX 580 if you can't wait you can always do a "90 Day Step Up" on the card when they do come out.

I have 53 days left as of today and biting my finger nails in anticipation on my move when it finally comes out. To decide either step up or buy a second GTX 580 and go SLI instead. Good luck.
     
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post #10 of 11
Sell them all and buy a single GTX 580. I love single card solutions. No hassle and just what you need.
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