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1080P Bang for the Buck?

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December 15, 2011 11:07:48 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP (12/17/11)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, see below.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
***NOTE: Antec 300 Case***

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Hello All,
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.
vs.
560 ti / 560 ti 448 core
vs.
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?

Thanks in advance as always!


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a c 365 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 11:14:05 PM

300w PSU?

Radeon HD 6670.

Only one. Do not XFire with your current PSU.
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December 15, 2011 11:21:04 PM

750w psu, just wanted it noted that my case was an antec 300 to prevent ~12' cards from being suggested. I just re-read my post several times sorry for the confusion not sure what caused it though...
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a c 365 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 11:25:27 PM

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.
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December 15, 2011 11:41:22 PM

The reference HD6950 still has the flash to HD6970. I think... Also, the 2GB has an advantage playing at high res...
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December 16, 2011 3:43:39 AM

for my usage, and antec 300 case... would any of these be approved/disapproved of?

Sapphire 11188-05-50G HD6950 Graphics Card (2GB, GDDR5)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11188-05-50G-HD6950-Gr...

MSI R6950 TWIN FROZR II
http://www.frys.com/product/6559683?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Assuming they are both $260 ... and the msi with a rebate of $30...

Any further input?

Edit: Definitely go with the 2gb version of msi vs the 1gb pe/oc?

Does that sapphire represent any extra shot at the "flip of the switch" unlock? as its an older box/packaging/theoretical shipment?
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