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2nd 6950 + new moniter, or 2 moniters?

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Hi guys, opinions please, been thinking, theres still afew bits I want to get for my new system (sig rig) one thing, well, theres 2 options

option 1, 2 24inch moniters (looking to spend £400-£450 max)

option 2, another HD 6950(to crossfire with) and a new 24inch moniter (again, same budget)

both easily done on that budget, but which would you go for? and reason why

at the moment I'm still deciding if I should go ahead and buy one of the options here or just save and buy a 6990 when released(lucky me, just checked, i get paid the day before release!), but I'm not sure I could spend that much on a graphics card (I'm expecting it to me almost if not more than twice as much as the 6950)
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One 6950 that's been flashed and unlocked will run two monitors at fairly good settings. I would go with two monitors unless you plan on going Eyefinity in the future, in which case, snag a second 6950 now.

I wouldn't go with the 6990 as even though it is looking to be an epic card, it will not have the overclocking headroom of a 6970. Plus you have to consider that 2nd gen 6950's may not be able to unlock, so you may want to score one now if you plan on going 3 monitor in the future.

Your call =)
    
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One 6950 that's been flashed and unlocked will run two monitors at fairly good settings. I would go with two monitors unless you plan on going Eyefinity in the future, in which case, snag a second 6950 now.

I wouldn't go with the 6990 as even though it is looking to be an epic card, it will not have the overclocking headroom of a 6970. Plus you have to consider that 2nd gen 6950's may not be able to unlock, so you may want to score one now if you plan on going 3 monitor in the future.

Your call =)
will have to do some more thinking, I can afford to buy both 2 moniters and another gpu, but I don't want to end up without money incase I need it

I would buy another tv the same as mine and another 6950, would save myself alot of money but the tv only has vga input and I have found the HDMI from the computer is blured, yet the HDMI from my xbox or my sisters laptop is fine... confusing but oh well, I'll give it another try when I have time, play around with settings ect
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