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Not sure what upgrade to get.

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October 8, 2012 2:21:53 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 6950 | Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

I have quite a few performance hits on games. I get a pretty bad FPS on Alan Wake, Batman Arkham City and Guild Wars. Also, Borderlands 2 is not so great performance wise. Borderlands is playable, but could be better. I guessed this was my card causing the problem really, since the CPU is brand new. I do get high FPS, at 60, but not stable at all really. Dipping all the time.

What do you guys think is my best choice? another HD6950 with crossfire, a GTX 680 or a HD7970? Or something else entirely?

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October 8, 2012 2:35:44 PM

Do you have some sort of price target? Your last two options are pushing $400, whereas another 6950 could be found for a little over half that amount, and in crossfire would do well for you. What's your PSU?
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October 8, 2012 2:36:09 PM

At what resolution you playing at? 6950 is quite capable of running the games you mentioned.
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October 8, 2012 2:40:10 PM

I play at 1920x1080. I'm not to concerned about the price.
October 8, 2012 7:07:26 PM

I think you should get the 7970 perhaps.