OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 2500k @ Stock, Gigabyte z68xp-UD3H
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Frys available to PM to Newegg/amazon but the selection is pretty hit or miss obviously... Newegg.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
I play on a 23" 1080p Acer Monitor (h233h) and have recently upgraded to an i5 2500k (@ stock speeds atm.) with a Sapphire 4870 1gb from my previous computer
I plan to play SWTOR and although some first person shooters in the future would be nice, I have survived never playing Crysis yet and playing BF3 on Xbox360. (Although if the 560ti Crysis 2 version for 269.99 is the right suggestion then...
Very stuck when considering:
a single 6850/6870 and CF upgrade later.
560 ti / 560 ti 448 core
6950 (The easy/no-risk unlock to 6970 is pretty much all gone now, right?)
Gtx 570 does represent a little more than I would like to spend atm... and for me it personally its not about "saving up more cash" as much it as it's about justifying that price point to myself... with that, I understand that new tech is looming, but like many im sure... patience is an issue.
Anybody got advice/thought/opinion for me on how to not throw away $ in the short run?
Sorry about that, I thought the 2nd link was for another video card.
I would opt for the HD 6950. To the best of my knowledge the 2GB versions with dual BIOS which could be flashed has ceased production back in April/May and all stock for those specific HD 6950s have dried up by June.