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That's 360 bucks for now... dude. I like my money to stretch a ways and buying dead end cards, not my style.

Obviously, if the OP was on a very tight budget a 6870 is a good buy, but the dude is thinking of dropping 360 bucks. Get a better card cuz you obviously have the cash, and then when you go to eyefinity later you won't be kicking yourself for buying not one, but two 1gb vram cards.

wait so what do u recommend me buying?
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wait so what do u recommend me buying?
Buy something with a lot of vram. The options are actually slim, yes it's a trick question.
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That's 360 bucks for now... dude. I like my money to stretch a ways and buying dead end cards, not my style.

Obviously, if the OP was on a very tight budget a 6870 is a good buy, but the dude is thinking of dropping 360 bucks. Get a better card cuz you obviously have the cash, and then when you go to eyefinity later you won't be kicking yourself for buying not one, but two 1gb vram cards.
Agreed.

HD6870 in Crossfire would only make sense if you already had one of those cards in your system. GTX 570, as much as I loved mine, only made sense before the HD6950/70 cards were released or if you have an affinity for Nvidia solutions for whatever reason.

HD6950 2GB reference cards that unlock to HD6970's offer the best bang for the buck currently. Dropping ~$250 for that one card will save you around $100 in your pocket now and will match, if not exceed, GTX 570 performance, while adding security for the future should you decide to ever do Eyefinity. The best part about that is you can accomplish this with only a single card, which saves you space and is not imposing on power requirements.

Out of all your choices, it's the most forward looking solution that conforms to your budget.
     
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Agreed.

HD6870 in Crossfire would only make sense if you already had one of those cards in your system. GTX 570, as much as I loved mine, only made sense before the HD6950/70 cards were released or if you have an affinity for Nvidia solutions for whatever reason.

HD6950 2GB reference cards that unlock to HD6970's offer the best bang for the buck currently. Dropping ~$250 for that one card will save you around $100 in your pocket now and will match, if not exceed, GTX 570 performance, while adding security for the future should you decide to ever do Eyefinity. The best part about that is you can accomplish this with only a single card, which saves you space and is not imposing on power requirements.

Out of all your choices, it's the most forward looking solution that conforms to your budget.
Nice to see a guy rocking nVIDIA cards giving that advice
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Nice to see a guy rocking nVIDIA cards giving that advice
Haha, thanks! If I were buying today, my sig rig would look a lot different.

Be loyal only to your wallet and your standards for gaming, and you'll live a happier gaming life.
     
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Haha, thanks! If I were buying today, my sig rig would look a lot different.

Be loyal only to your wallet and your standards for gaming, and you'll live a happier gaming life.
Best 2 sentences I've read in a long time. It's the same philosophy I have.
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Best 2 sentences I've read in a long time. It's the same philosophy I have.
yah i agree
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