Radeon 6950 vs GTX 560 ti for gaming rig.

I'm looking for a graphics card for my new gaming rig I'm building.

I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 mobo, i7-2700k, Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Grand psu, and a Xigmatek Gaia cpu cooler. I'll soon be purchasing a 120GB OCZ agility 3 SSD, a 1TB Seagate HDD, and some quality 1600 cl7 memory.

My monitor is an Acer V223w with 1680x1050 resolution. In the future I want to get 2 or 3 23" ASUS 1920x1080 monitors.

I'm looking at getting one of these cards and then potentially another when I get my new monitors. They're similar prices but perhaps one's better?

Which do you think is better? Opinions, facts, pros and cons, whatever advice is good!

radeon 6950:

gtx 560 ti:
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  1. Wow you went all out. Why not just get the 7970 or gtx 580,590?

    Id go Nvidia regardless, they have better driver support
  2. I have 2 560Ti's in SLI and I love the performance they give me.. But I hate the heat they make. I have a PNY version but it has the same fan/heatsink as the EVGA in your link... Heres one that is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424.

    But if you dont have the money to spend on the 7970 or the 580... Then I recommend the 560Ti.

    EDIT: the link seems to be broken.... but search N82E16814121424 on newegg and it will take you to it
  3. I suggest you look at the 7850/7870's set to launch early next month. These cards should equal the 6950.
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