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Upgrading my 5850's

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OK, I've been bitten by the upgrade bug, and I've gritted my teeth through all the recent releases and sat on my hands waiting until all cards where on the table.

I was debating switching back to the green team, but I find there cards price/performance is not as good as AMD's.

I'm thinking a solid upgrade to my rig would be to crossfire 2 6950's. Judging by this its a pretty big step up.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/303?vs=299

Also, with the extra VRAM I may invest in a higher res monitor, but thats not certain. If I was to purchase this I would get the msi Twin Frozr version for the extra OC headroom and the quieter fans.

Any one who has gone from a 5850 xfire setup to something similar think it was worthwhile? Or just in general some opinions before I drop part of my wage on them

p.s. My power supply should be enough right?
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I went from Crossfired 5850s to a single 6950 2gb eyefinity setup(just ordered another 6950 today)..Can play cyrsis at 5040X1050 at high details(no aa or af) at high 20s to low 30s and will dip in the teens during big gun fights.. I wanted butter smooth performance at this resolution...

In crysis 2... I get 60(vsnch) to mid 50s on extreme with 2 aa and 2 af at 1680X1050...I would do eyefinity but it goes to the low 20s and to teens at 5040X1050(hence buying the other for crossfire)...

With the 6900 series scaling much better than the 5850s and the possibility for a 6950 unlock and OC to near 6970 levels...it makes it the best bang for the buck high end GPU setup out there
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I play at 1080p at the moment. I do have plenty of room on my desk for a 3rd monitor if I so desired at any point for eyefinity.

*Wonder's if Eve supports eyefinity O_o*

They sound like a pretty solid step up from the 5850. I've not really looked into unlocking them, the thought of it seems a little scary.. may do some research on the process though.
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i7 920 @3.66ghz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 780 6gb DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x 1TB Raid 1, 2 x 750gb Raid 0 Samsung Evo 250gb Samsung BD Drive H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 2 x Samsung P2450 Razor Black Widow Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX750w 
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i7 920 @3.66ghz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 780 6gb DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x 1TB Raid 1, 2 x 750gb Raid 0 Samsung Evo 250gb Samsung BD Drive H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 2 x Samsung P2450 Razor Black Widow Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX750w 
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Turns out if I was to get the Twin frozr version I wouldn't be able to unlock since it doesn't have the bios switch.
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i7 920 @3.66ghz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 780 6gb DDR3 1333 
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2 x 1TB Raid 1, 2 x 750gb Raid 0 Samsung Evo 250gb Samsung BD Drive H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 2 x Samsung P2450 Razor Black Widow Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX750w 
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Corsair 600t SE R.A.T.7 Steelseries QCK Heavy+ Asus Xonar DX 
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i7 920 @3.66ghz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 780 6gb DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x 1TB Raid 1, 2 x 750gb Raid 0 Samsung Evo 250gb Samsung BD Drive H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 2 x Samsung P2450 Razor Black Widow Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX750w 
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