Crossfire arrangment

I am looking to purchase two video cards to hook-up in a crossfire arrangment, The XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 at; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-N82E16814150447 or the XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438&Tpk=XFX%20Radeon%20HD%204890. I am seeking advice to make this decision. Or would it be more practical to purchase one XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 for a bit more than the two would cost.
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-George
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  1. I'm thinking you should get one HD 5870, because I'm considering that to replace my two HD 4870s. Then I could add another when the prices come down. We know the 5870 will be good for long a while.
  2. The 4890 has better performance as does the 260....if keeping the GFX cards for more than 2 years tho, the 5770 might be the better buy for longevity reasons.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491.html

    Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
    Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

    $50 - HD 4650
    $65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
    $85 - 9600 GT
    $95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
    $110 - GTS 250 512 MB
    $120 - GTS 250 1 GB
    $155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
    $200 - HD 4890
    $240 - 2 x GTS 250
    $310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
    $330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
    $400 - 2 x HD 4890

    $410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
    $465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
    $625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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