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Should build a fileserver.
Between installing Windows from disk and all my other crap over the network it takes about 20 minutes.
Yeah I probably should eventually, maybe later on in the year when my bonus comes.

OK so now I'm really torn... I just recieved a call from a buddy at a local shop they have been sold out of the 6950's for some time now, well they just got in a shipment.

He mentioned that they would be willing to "take back" both my 5770's in a straight trade for the Gigabyte or Radeon 6950 2GB DDR5 video card as they have a couple builds for customers who don't mind used parts and don't want to pay $160 for a video cards.

NOW my question currently is, is the 6950 a significant upgrade over the crossfired 5770 flex cards? and will it fit inside an antec 900 case?

I've already purchased the OCZ Vortex 120GB SSD so that is the cost "upgrade".

If you can provide some help that would be great as I need to let him know by 12:00pm tomorrow afternoon.
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NOW my question currently is, is the 6950 a significant upgrade over the crossfired 5770 flex cards? and will it fit inside an antec 900 case?
Not really. Crossfired 5770 are on par, or a bit more powerful, than a 5870. The 6970 (which is what your 6950 will be if you unlock it) isn't much of an upgrade from a 5870, you'd probably only see around a 5FPS difference.

But yes, it would fit in your case.

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I've already purchased the OCZ Vortex 120GB SSD so that is the cost "upgrade".
Which Vertex drive did you get? A Vertex, Vertex II, or Vertex III?
If it was a Vertex, return it for a Vertex II or III.
If it was a Vertex II, and anything besides this or this I would return it immediately.
If it was a Vertex III, I'd be jealous, but also wary.

OCZ has been having tons of problems with their new 25nm manufacturing process, which quite a few of their Vertex II and all of their Vertex III drives utilize. I believe OCZ said they fixed the majority of the problems in the Vertex III line, but you can never be too sure...
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Not really. Crossfired 5770 are on par, or a bit more powerful, than a 5870. The 6970 (which is what your 6950 will be if you unlock it) isn't much of an upgrade from a 5870, you'd probably only see around a 5FPS difference.

But yes, it would fit in your case.
So the 6950 & 6970 are comparable to two 5770's in crossfire? I was under the impression that since my crossfired 5770's are running at x8 mode in the PCI-e slots as well as not at 100% duty that the 6950 or 6970 would be a HUGE upgrade? Now I'm confused lol.

*EDIT* how can that be?!?! http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...Radeon+HD+6970 shows the 6970 as a better card, but in the second table the 5770 is "better value"?

I guess the bottomline is should I go for the bigger more badass card and maybe eventually crossfire it

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Which Vertex drive did you get? A Vertex, Vertex II, or Vertex III?
If it was a Vertex, return it for a Vertex II or III.
If it was a Vertex II, and anything besides this or this I would return it immediately.
If it was a Vertex III, I'd be jealous, but also wary.

OCZ has been having tons of problems with their new 25nm manufacturing process, which quite a few of their Vertex II and all of their Vertex III drives utilize. I believe OCZ said they fixed the majority of the problems in the Vertex III line, but you can never be too sure...
Yeah it was the Vertex III, I cancelled the order for now until I do a bit more research, I'm not sure why I ordered OCZ, that company left a bad taste in my mouth when I found out that their RAM fried a brand new 2 day old motherboard... thanks for the help.
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