APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: January 2011
BUDGET RANGE: Around $400, can be a little over/less
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT (Not in any specific order): GTA IV, Metro 2033, Batman Arkham Asylum, Mafia II, Portal, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3, Alien Vs Predator, Oblivion, Resident Evil 5, Call of Duty Black Ops
PARTS PREFERENCES: Doesn't Matter, though, i do not wish to throw away my GTX 275, as I want more than one moniter support via HDTV/Component Cable (THIS CAN BE OMITTED THOUGH, a local store sells VGA to HDTV Cable). Hopefully that (NVidia)doesn't conflict with ATI drivers. The only reason I would throw the GTX 275 away is if the 6950 XFire is worth the upgrade.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: IF my performance will reach higher at a lower cost
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would appreciate if all games ran at high or near high settings. And is a dedicated PhysX card worth it?Obviously, I want Directx11 support, I mean my laptop (Alienware M17x/XFire 5870M/Core i7 720QM) is technically better than my desktop right now.
Since your motherboard supports both SLI and CF they are equally good but you can look at the games you play and see which one performs over all better. Then again eyefinity is an option with the HD6970 and 3dvision with the GTX570.