First of all my current build
Cpu:Amd phenom 2 x4 955- stock 3.2
memory: 8Gb DDR3 1333 dual channel
HD: 7,200rpm 500 gb
PSU:500W -will be getting 850 watt or something for future SLI or CF
Mobo- MSI 870A-G54. Not sure how good it really is but I plan on upgrading in the near future as well.
Current video card: HIS 5770 1gb DDR5 at 900 core clock and 1350 memory clock.
Good cooling in the case.
Alright now that is out of the way, I've been thinking about what to get, should i get a 6870 or a 6950? Go Nvidea and SLI when I get the new Mobo? Do I need 2gb of Vram or is 1gb fine? ( Some open world games can use up to 1gb vram which is why I'm not sure). I may use Eyefinity eventually but for the moment I'll either be on a 1400x900 for right now, or a 1950x1080 or higher soon(getting that new job and what not) I basically would like to play BF3 on highish settings if not ultra(unlikely though) as well as Skyrim on ultra 60fps. Anyways Thanks for the help, i'm going to keep browsing to see if any topics cover this already, thanks ahead of time and if it is covered I'll delete this. Cheers!