Going Crossfire or one better graphics card

I know this has been answered multiple times before but I would very much like some help with two specific graphic cards. I'm building a computer from scratch for the first time and I'm looking into two different options when it comes to the graphics card:

Should I go 2 XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 Crossfire or the XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5?
I'm planning on using the computer for gaming (BF3 and Metro for instance). I'm buying the two graphic cards on sale so the price are exactly the same for both options.

Also, when it comes to gaming, how important is it to have a very good processor when your GPU is good?
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  1. Keep in mind you get some games with at least the 7950 too; which you could sell if you wanted.

    It's important to have balanced components. Thus a decent CPU is mandatory if your GPU is very good.

    You don't want bottlenecking and you certainly don't want to fall short on games which actually rely

    more on the CPU than anything else. It might be quite a bargain to get two 7850s, you could read

    this at your leisure:

  2. Get the 7950 and you get 4 free games. 7850 in CF is bad with the micro stuttering.

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