5870 died but....

kzeissler

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Hello,

I had an XFX 5870 that died. XFX is replacing it with a 6950. I'm assuming the 1gb version. Should I buy a second 6950 for cf? Or sell the new one they are sending and get something different. If I go with cf I'll only need to buy the 2nd 6950 for $230-250. If I sell the new one I'll have $500 to play with. Thoughts?

I use single display @ 1920x1200 and will be playing BF3 competitively

Basic rig specs

i7 930
6gb ddr3 1600
850w high end
velociraptor 250
asus p6td deluxe
CM sniper case
 

4745454b

Titan
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VR250?

Drive space seems to be a bit lacking, though you did say basic specs. Perhaps a fast SSD? Keep your OS on your VR, and put your games on a nice fast SSD. If you're playing "competitively" then being first on the map can only help you.

On the same note, perhaps a new keyboard/mouse? Unless you didn't list that either. Your system overall looks pretty good. Not sure I'd go CF unless you are setting up eyefinity as well.