im going to be building a new gaming rig this week and im not sure which way to go as far as my gpu is concerned. i want to make sure i have a good upgrade path for bf3 and red orchestra 2 when they come out in the next 18 months or so.
the build is going to be either a i5-760 or amd 965 build with 4gb of ram. the 2 games i foresee playing the most will be call of duty - black ops and also doing some iracing (direct x 9.0) also...iracing is great with eyefinity. i want to be able to play call of duty black ops upon release (nov 9th), so waiting for the 69xx to come out to is kind of a no go for me. i will want to play bf3 and red orchestra 2 when they come out down the road.
im just not sure which way to go for gpu. here are the options im thinkin of doing...
1. 6850 crossfire - negative is no upgrade path unless i just sold the 6850's when the time comes to upgrade and get two new gpu's. will my cpu be a severe bottleneck with 2 new gpu's in 1.5 to 2 years?
2. purchase a 6870 from newegg and then just return it towards a new 69xx when they come out in a few weeks (this way, with a single 69xx, my upgrade path is there for down the road).
...just not sure where to go with gpu in my situation. anyone have some good advice?