Originally Posted by Ballistic Buddha
I'd definitely say go with the 6950s, I don't see a point in paying $100 for just a simple unlock/flash you can do yourself rather pain-free.
For your purposes ATM, either card is kind of overkill for what you are playing. However, I'm usually a supporter of getting the highest end GPU you can afford at the time that you decide to upgrade. This helps to make it last as long as possible, because unlike CPUs, RAM, and MoBos; a Video card can be transferred over to any system you might have in say 5 years.
The biggest GPU you can afford? Well, I seriously considered crossfired 6990s, but justifying $550 (for 2x 6950s) is so
much easier than justifying $1500 for video cards.
The question I now have is this:
Is there any benefit to running crossfired 6970s vs unlocked crossfired 6950s?