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my specs are in my sig, how future proof am i? 6950 at 900/1325 and cpu at 4.5ghz, 1920x1080 resolution, how long will i be able to play most games at maxed for? i get 45-60 in crysis 2 extreme etc and 60-80 in BFBC2 maxxed with even max msaa/aa and HDBAO or whatever.


and in the future like the end of 2011 or 2012 should i just add another twin frozr III 6950?
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You should be set for the next 5 years bare minimum. If there is a console refresh, then possibly less, but that remains to be seen.
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get another 6950 in two years and ur still good for another 4
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You should be good for a couple years. If it slows down get a second 6950 for CF.
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You should be good for a couple years. If it slows down get a second 6950 for CF.
good for maxed at my res? with good aa? and can i crossbrand xfire? cuz my 6950 is like 285$ with mir >_<
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good for maxed at my res? with good aa? and can i crossbrand xfire? cuz my 6950 is like 285$ with mir >_<
mroe than enough for ur reso. lol.
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I built this system, 1 because I've always wanted to do it, and 2, because I used to mess with FSX a lot on an old Dell pentium. I quit playing because the frame rates were so slow (20 on a good day with sliders to the min). So I built this ridiculous system that has by far exceeded any expectations I could have wished for, and I haven't oc'd a thing yet other than the cpu. Anyway, I fire up FSX with frame rates now over 80-100 and the game still looks pretty much like crap. Not because of the system, but rather the game itself. Oops. I crossfired these 2 GPU's and FSX doesn't even push it enough to kick the 2nd card in. Soooo...if your like me...my system should last a very, very, very long time with minimum upgrades.
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You can't really tell whats going to come out in the future. However, to keep it simple i would say your rig will be common/moderate in two years. Right now you dont have a high end / extreme build. In the near future games will get way more complex and so will systems. With PCI-E 3.0 approaching our systems will be trashed. Top that with some 8/16 Core Intel or AMD processors and much cheaper dual GPU Cards.
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good for maxed at my res? with good aa? and can i crossbrand xfire? cuz my 6950 is like 285$ with mir >_<
You wont have any problems at that resolution with Xfire. Its almost overkill for most games. If Xfire is anything like SLI you should be able to use different brands.
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it shoudnt have problems running anything, but i truly doubt you wont upgrade just for the sake of upgrading.
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