I would go with the 560 Ti myself, course I tend to like EVGA and I've never used an HIS that and I prefer nvidia's driver support to AMD although they have gotten much better.
When comes to pairing 2 cards, the 560s tend to do better in that area, however unless you get say a 900mhz version of the 560 ti the 6950 does seem to be a little bit faster as a single card, but not by a lot and as always varies based on the game.
no offence but I refuse to get a 6850 I have fone the 4850 [wich was a WICKED card will it burnt out] nad another lower card that I am now replacing so im taking the "mid range" rather then the "cheaP"
I can now aford the 6950 and 560ti and thats what I will get, if thats what im getting I may aswell get the best of it... if you know what im saying "watching pirates of the caribion"
the IceQ is only the 800mhz version and I was wondering if I could just ramp it up the the turbo versions specs anyway [same heatsink just lower stok speeds for some reason]
now I MAY crossfire/sli at a later date but atm im only running at 1680x1050 as thats my screens max so I dont see the point atm
Rest of the PC will be
8 gig ram [ripjaw 1333 or 1600 depending on whats in stock]
CoolerMaster Storm Scout
and the rest
thanks heeps for the help <3 diaboles
I would suggest MSI GTX 560 ti hawk OC out of the box 950 MHz Core,Memory Clock Speed 4200 Mhz.It gives u a outstanding performance. I played crysis 2, Metro 2033 and witcher 2 on maxed settings
with all other features enabled. no lag very smooth performance.. I am running on 1600x900..
AMD phonom x4 955
4GB DDR3 ram @1333 Mhz
MSI GTX 560 ti hawk
CM elite 430 black edition + CM 550GX psu.