im not going to change the mobo until i am upgrading to i5, i have being looking at the 6970 and at £220 do you think that it is worth buying? or should i get the 6950 for £170 and unlock it?
Many have suggest to buy Ati 6950 and unlock it. However, it's not a safe root. There has been plenty of user failing to unlock it or brick their GPUs. Therefore, my advice is buy ATi 6970 at around £220 and play it safe. Also, if you are going for intel i5 near future, then please look at intel motherboard (1155 socket). That is the latest which is a few step behind x79 motherboard.