BUDGET RANGE: $150-$200 without rebate, I don't do rebates.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and CAD
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Asus GTS 250 and Kingwin Lazer lz-1000
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Asus P8Z77-V Pro,
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB, Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003,
G. Skill Sniper Series 16GB,
Cooler MasterHAF 912.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.com, newegg.com, us.ncix.com and amazon.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Either AMD or Nvidia is cool, but I'm thinking I'll get more bang for my buck with AMD
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, I switch between 2 different monitors.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've been wanting to get a HD 7970 for a while but my wallet just can't afford it. So I lowered my sights to an HD 6950 or a HD 6970, I'm not seeing a Nvidia GPU that compares for the price. Can you guys please help me find the best for $200 flat?