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Should i keep this or go for a 6990

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December 5, 2011 12:45:26 AM

CPU: Intel i5-2500k $232

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $200

RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz $40

GPU: AMD 6970 2GB $329

GPU: AMD 6970 2GB $329

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU $100

CPU cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO $36
Windows 7 OEM $110

Hard drive: Seagate 500GB $120

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB $200

this is the build im going for atm but i was thinking of scrapping the dual 6970s and going for a single 6990


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December 5, 2011 12:48:28 AM

Personally as I understand it, the Crossfire set up would be better for gaming, whereas the Single 6990 would be more beneficial for video encoding tasks as well as give you more bang for your buck in gaming when crossfire/sli is unsupported or for single monitor play/use.
December 5, 2011 12:52:22 AM

I would go with a single 6990, then in the future when you see a decrease in performance drop in another. I see no reason in putting two GPUs in at once for gaming. Savethe money let the prices fall some more then get it
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December 5, 2011 1:01:05 AM

Upgrade your RAM to 16GB
Get faster SSD at 240GB
with the $700 rather than getting 6990...
December 5, 2011 1:03:17 AM

legend if i did that i would have any GPU XD
December 5, 2011 1:33:45 AM

obbyowned said:
legend if i did that i would have any GPU XD

Don't understand what you mean lol... Sell those cards and get 6950 and Unlocked them LMSAO JK...