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Old April 4, 2011, 12:36 PM
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on wenedsday I am putting togeather my i7 2600k and i have the following choices of video cards what would give me the best preformance in gaming at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080

1. 2x 460GTX 1GB superclocked evga they are NOT the SE cards
2. 1x 6870 1GB with the option of getting a second card in the very near future
3. 1x 6950 1GB flashed to a 6970 if possible although i think only the 2GB cards can be flashed
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one 6950 2gb if you can,if not the 1gb will be ok too.

if its just a gaming machine the 2500k wont take a hit vs the 2600k
and you can save a few bucks too.

either way,later on when adding another 6950 be it one or two gig buffered, will make things interesting
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Old April 4, 2011, 01:01 PM
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The GTX460 SLi will be the most powerful of the 3 options followed by the HD6950 and the HD6870 last. But going for a GTX460 SLi will use up the slots and no improvements can be made afterwards. Unlike the HD6870 and HD6950 you could add an extra card and have even more power than the GTX460 SLi.

A single card is always better than 2 cards that are half as powerful. The Crossfire scaling on the HD6000 series has improved as well so you should get the HD6950 and Crossfire it in the future with another HD6950. Get a 700W PSU if you intend to make it Crossfire ready for the HD6950.
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My Vote goes towards 460's in SLI.
For the Resolution you are going for that is the sweet spot of performance.

At the point when you can afford the bigger res monitors, then worry about a new set of cards.

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well i already bought the 2600k, and i have a 850 watt silver + seasonic psu so i guess ill get the 6950
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Maybe a 560TI?
If not, a single 6950 2GB.
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