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Whats up guys, i already ordered 2 6990s im supposed to receive them this friday, but ive been told that maybe a 6990+6970 its better than 2 6990s, id like to know your opinions, what is the best option??
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Two 6990s would be better, but 4 6970s could have been had for less, and would run better. 6970 CF>6990
    
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post #3 of 37
You receive diminishing returns with every GPU added after the second.
Go for the 6990 and 6970 if you're looking to save some dough and still have great performance, otherwise go all out for the e-peen.
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Well to be honest my question is not because i want to save some cash, is just because i want to have the best option, money is not an issue, and i just have 2 lanes available, so i couldnt put more than 2 cards in my mobo
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Originally Posted by p1mp1s;13375144 
Well to be honest my question is not because i want to save some cash, is just because i want to have the best option, money is not an issue, and i just have 2 lanes available, so i couldnt put more than 2 cards in my mobo

Are you only gaming on a single 3D monitor at 1920x1080? If so, it seems a bit silly to go with two 6990s right now, as one would more than suffice.
But it's your money, who am I to tell you what to do with it. Go with dual 6990s if it will make you happy and you want the greatest performance you can get. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;13375185 
Are you only gaming on a single 3D monitor at 1920x1080? If so, it seems a bit silly to go with two 6990s right now, as one would more than suffice.
But it's your money, who am I to tell you what to do with it. Go with dual 6990s if it will make you happy and you want the greatest performance you can get. biggrin.gif

Yeah i know, in a few weeks i will get a hp ZR30w or a dell U3011 i havent decided yet.
I hope they dont get too hot, cause it will be a big problem for me to watercool them since i dont know anything about that and nobody does here in mexico, i dont plan to overclock them thou
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2 6990's better are better than a 6990+6970. But you probably already knew that. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by p1mp1s;13375247 
Yeah i know, in a few weeks i will get a hp ZR30w or a dell U3011 i havent decided yet.
I hope they dont get too hot, cause it will be a big problem for me to watercool them since i dont know anything about that and nobody does here in mexico, i dont plan to overclock them thou

You may have some temperature problems considering everything will be housed in a Corsair 800D, which is not exactly known for its amazing airflow.

Maybe it's time to look into some water cooling?
I personally don't feel comfortable enough about it to help you out, but I'm sure fellow OCN users would be happy to lend a hand and walk you through which parts to purchase and the installation.
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup;13375101 
Two 6990s would be better, but 4 6970s could have been had for less, and would run better. 6970 CF>6990

4x hd6970 is little bit faster than 2x hd6990 but let me remind u that its extremely difficult to fit 4x hd6970 in a mobo.....almost no space will be left for sound card and all....plus 4 such cards will generate a lot of heat....to keep them cool the OP has to spend insane on colling.....so best option is to go with 2x hd6990,
hope this helps u
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;13375279 
You may have some temperature problems considering everything will be housed in a Corsair 800D, which is not exactly known for its amazing airflow.

Maybe it's time to look into some water cooling?
I personally don't feel comfortable enough about it to help you out, but I'm sure fellow OCN users would be happy to lend a hand and walk you through which parts to purchase and the installation.

Damn, thats bad news, well there must be some watercooling experts here, im willing to pay for some pro advice smile.gif
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