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Upgrade potential.

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Ok I'm definitely not interested in re-vamping my mobo, cpu, ram, and cooling. However, my video card is a different story entirely. I have several different routes I can take for upgrading here.

I'm starting to feel the age of my video card in several newer games (Rift being the most noticeable.) So I'm looking into getting something a little better OR crossfiring OR both.

So this leaves a few avenues up for discussion.

Would it be worth getting a 6870 or 6970 and trading my 5870 for a matching card + 40 bucks? or would it be worth getting another 5870 and crossfiring.

What do you all think?
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6970 Crossfire would be worth it, 6870 not so much, if you could some how get rid of your 5870 + 40 cash for a 6970 that would be a steal... Crossfire 5870's would probably be the cheapest option (as they are going for super cheap prices) and be the best bang for the $$
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