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Video Card Upgrade Options

Hey Everyone,

here is my current build. I am looking for a video card upgrade and willing to spend up to 300 dollars on a new card (not too high end). Or do you think crossfire is an option with my power supply? Mostly I will be playing battlefield 3. I am not a big overclocker. I would like to have the option but really don't plan on doing it.


COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211&Tpk=Intel%20Core%20i7-950%20Bloomfield

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

Thanks! If you have any other advice or ways you think I should upgrade let me know!
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  1. Best answer
    you picked a great card, its just that newegg doesnt offer it anymore. the link is deactivated.
    i would go with an MSI OC 6950 for 270 after rebate (300 b4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575
  2. How big of an upgrade would this be? Would crossfire with 6870's be better? Would this card work with my power supply or do I need to upgrade?

    Thank you for your quick response
  3. You could Crossfire either the 6870 or the 6950.Your PSU is really good.I too would agree you should go with the 6950.It's about 20% faster than the 6870.
  4. Thank you, that sounds like what I will end up doing. What 6950 would you recommend? Is this a good one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
  5. Yah that's fine but I would suggest something more like this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127588

    MSI Twin Frozr's have some of the best cooling on the market.
  6. Thanks!
  7. Best answer selected by ricecobob.
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