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ATI HD6970 good for my rig?

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looking to upgrade from a Nvidia 9800 GT to a Gigabyte ATI HD6970

would that be a good idea with my current set up ? HD 6990 is too much =P
    
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Hell yeah it's good for your rig. You're gonna get a great performance boost (from that upgrade) in games, to say the least.
    
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Watch out you might be on the tight side with the power requirements? Not quite sure.
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Watch out you might be on the tight side with the power requirements? Not quite sure.
Even if he crossfires, he will be fine.

Yes! The 6970 is a great card and would be perfect for your rig.
    
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Watch out you might be on the tight side with the power requirements? Not quite sure.
No way, his PSU is overkill for that rig, if anything.
    
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according to ur specs, i would say a 6870 or a 6950 is perfect. you can get the 6970 but you will pay a lot more for a little performance increase compared to a 6870 or 6950.
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would i be able to crossfire the 6970 if i wanted?
what if crossfiring 6870's ? or 6950's ?

2 x 6870 > 1 x 6990 ? price + performance ?
    
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would i be able to crossfire the 6970 if i wanted?
what if crossfiring 6870's ? or 6950's ?

2 x 6870 > 1 x 6990 ? price + performance ?
1 6990= 2 6970s

The 6990 is a deal. It's price/performance is better than 6970s crossfired, and it's all on once card.

I think you should get a single 6970 and if you need more power grab another.
    
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Even if he crossfires, he will be fine.

Yes! The 6970 is a great card and would be perfect for your rig.


I have 6970's cross fired... and with a kill a watt meter I pull 540 watts under load... ... You may be pushing it with one card, but definitely be cautious with cross firing. ... I wouldn't do the 6990 thats for sure.
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I have 6970's cross fired... and with a kill a watt meter I pull 540 watts under load... ... You may be pushing it with one card, but definitely be cautious with cross firing. ... I wouldn't do the 6990 thats for sure.


His PSU is 650w! PSUs are designed to run at max watts all the time. He could run a 6990 if he wanted to.
    
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