460 ti vs 550 ti vs 6870 crossfire

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which should i do?

i52500k is the cpu im looking to build

460ti SLI?
550ti SLI?
or 6870 cf?

will run 8gb ram,

want to play games like bf3, and diablo 3, and mw3
 

psyxix

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Halo don is right 460's match 6870. For d3 the specs are now out so 2 X 460 should be an overkill for the game so you'll run it at the highest details. BF3, it's hard to say but my guess is that you'll run it medium with some high textures.
 

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thanks for the quick replies!

the GTX 570 costs me the same amount as cf 6870s. ~300 bux.

The main point is, I don't want to have to upgrade sooner then later,

I kind of want to future proof, NOW as opposed to waiting for a price drop on a 2nd 570 and SLI'ing that.

if you would have to build the system by October 15th, and no 7k series radeons came out yet,

would you get the single 570 still? or the CF 6870s?

every bench mark ive done (aandtech.com) shows the 6870s leading, but I would rather have some personal opinions rather then charts.

thanks.
 

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Well depending on the motherboard you have, I would go with the GTX 570 or ATI 6950. 1 card will let you 1 more space for upgrading your PC at a later date. It also gives you a better image quality, since scaling with 2 GPU will oftenly give you some artifacts. It's your call :p Also, 1 card is easier to sell than 2 cards when you wanna completely change your GPU solution.
 

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Thanks again for the info,

im not really into upgrading pcs, i just build new 1's every 3-4 years,

im currently on a q6600 with 8800 gts on a p5k mobo,

before that was on a P4 3.0 HT with a 4800 ti on a similar Asus or Gigabyte mobo.

Im gonna run a z68 board or the p67s, Asus,

Ive never used dual gpu's before.

Case I was planning to get was the Corsair 400r Carbide.

Seems alot will go for the 570 instead, so I am researching that now, Gigabytes Windforce, MSI's Twin Frozer, or just a EVGA card for its warranty which I like.
 

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Wow, I have the same setup and I decided to sell it all for 350$.. change everything in a few months.