Yes, when HD 6900 series was launched I was thinking to get a HD 6950 and to unlock it to HD 6970 and selling off my existing XFX HD 6870. I got a quote of 9K for it. I think still I can sell it to 8K.Buying 2x HD6870 for 11k each, you think each will sell for 9k?
And.. thot abt getting a ssd instead of the Seagate 1TB 7200.12? If u need performance, get a ocz or ny of the better rated new gen ssds and ull get a bigger performance boost than any other single component in the pc. If u need storage, well, just get an external device and dump stuff thr!! And, will also help knock off some wattage required and u mite settle for a 850W
And, yes.. i too would suggest the 8GBXM because of the overclock potential. and as far the gfx card is concerned - agree wid comp@ddict. Get one 6950 or 6970 now (from lets say sapphire or his instead of msi.. as i guess u r going for the msi only cuz of the lower price) and make it a crossfirex setup at arnd the year end when prices should be a lot lower. The 6950 or 6970 must be able to handle all but the most extreme game settings. I wud say invest the extra money in an ssd rather than the additional gfx card for nw.
you do realise that's a few months old?
HD6900 released a couple of months back didn't it?
But SSD Failure Rate Is Very High. You Will Have Backup Data Every Week.
Once it failed it will take 20 days to be replaced & that will waste your valuable time. Don't Invest In A SSD For Now But if You Want Then Invest in a less capacity ssd or cheaper ssds or you can go for a hybrid ssds or velociraptors.
I have purchased my first HD 6870 when it was released first. I purchased it on 23/11/10 @ 15K. And I'm telling you still I have offers of 8.5K to 9/10K for the XFX model as it is having 3 Years of Warranty. But lets just close the discussion about my old card's price. Just consider the scenario I've given.