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AMD is cheaper... I agree with... performance I don't until you get to triple monitor gaming... Hence is why he asked about 3GB versions...
Apart from pricing, two GTX 580 in SLI is the best dual setup you can get... period... I like knowing that my system has two of the fastest graphics cards available(and there is that premium), and sure they might not scale 99%, but they are close to AMD and will improve upon drivers...
Also going 3d, Nvidia is the way to go with much better support. Also this in SLI will allow 3d on all three monitors. The 6950/70's only have one dual link DVI connector on each card for 3d/120 HZ...
If you are on a budget, the 6950(biosed) can't be beat in terms of price/performance...
Also the 6970's are like leaf blowers and don't seem to be designed in being put sandwiched together.
I can agree with everything but the 580's SLI being the best dual card setup. At that price you can get a 6990/6970 tri-crossfire setup that will destroy the dual 580's. A single 6990 would beat or hold its own against dual 580's so even in games that get no benefit from tri-fire, you could disable trifire and go with the 6990.

Like I said, aside from needing a few niche things that nvidia offers, theres ZERO reason for buying 1/2/3/4 580's, the price/performance is awful, simply awful.
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1. If you can get a 950 watt psu to leave some head room to run those 580's SLI and OC on your system. With a 6990/6970 set up you'll need more than 1000 watts and have to deal with a dual BIOS set up headache, not worth it.

2. I say leave the stock coolers, run them in SLI and only after if you don't like your temps go with an after market cooler. I have a feeling you'll be fine as is with a reference card blowing hot air out of the back air flow bracket instead of dumping into the case onto each other raising ambient temp in your tower, including your CPU.

3. Nvidia SLI might not scale as well as AMD scaling but don't come with driver issues and therefor less head aches and you will have a better experience. Plus last driver release imrpoved scaling for Nvidia on the 270.1 drivers and performance across the board and for many games.

4. Your CPU is good enough, you've got a decent OC on it. You won't encounter any bottlenecking in my opinion.

So enjoy your decision and after you slide those beastly cards into your PCIe slots let us know how your enjoying the behemoth performance.
     
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Like I said, aside from needing a few niche things that nvidia offers, theres ZERO reason for buying 1/2/3/4 580's, the price/performance is awful, simply awful. No, I am not an AMD fanboy, I'm just Anti-Intel.
Baloney and horse hockey. There's plenty of reasons why someone would want Nvidia over AMD. CUDA for folding/video editing/CAD, 3D rendering of movies and games, raw performance (price no object), way less driver issues, some Physx games, and to put it simply we don't want AMD. OMG did I just say that, imagine that?
     
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Nice one guys . I will definately come back and let you all know how they are! Whats a good program for temps? MSI temp monitor?
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Nice one guys . I will definately come back and let you all know how they are! Whats a good program for temps? MSI temp monitor?
MSI Afterburner is great, will work on any cards. I use EVGA Precision. Just make sure you set the manual fan settings and check the boxes to start up with windows minimized.

There are six points I have my fan settings at and works very well for me.

40C-45%
50C-56%
60C-67%
70C-78%
80C-89%
90C-100%

As heat ramps up the fan should to and if your temps are getting at the 80C-90C I felt the fans had to work harder to keep the temp more at bay. By 90C you really want a full 100% on that card. With six points on the graph I would reach that.

40C - 5 pts increase
50C - 6 pts increase
60C - 7 pts increase
70C - 8 pts increase
80C - 9 pts increase
90C - 10 pts increase
     
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Baloney and horse hockey. There's plenty of reasons why someone would want Nvidia over AMD. CUDA for folding/video editing/CAD, 3D rendering of movies and games, raw performance (price no object), way less driver issues, some Physx games, and to put it simply we don't want AMD. OMG did I just say that, imagine that?
Way to be ignorant. Nvidia barely recovered from their out-dated drivers frying 590s, if anything the shoe is on the other foot. The only reason to buy strictly an Nvidia card over AMD's now is if you play badly coded and very old games that don't have support stretching above the ancient 3DFX cards (like me), hence why I went Nvidia on my sig rig (because I HAD to). I've yet to come across any average home user that bothered with CUDA and PhysX doesn't need to be done on a high-end/primary GPU so that's irrelevant. As for raw performance I believe Crossfire is leading SLI scaling in this aspect, same goes for performance per watt/buck, AMD has the edge (however slight it may be) right now (even in Crysis which is Nvidia's game).
    
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i have two 580GTX really worth it ! no flickering stuttering or other thing like that just no issues . im satisfied of my first Sli rig ever .lol
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I can agree with everything but the 580's SLI being the best dual card setup. At that price you can get a 6990/6970 tri-crossfire setup that will destroy the dual 580's. A single 6990 would beat or hold its own against dual 580's so even in games that get no benefit from tri-fire, you could disable trifire and go with the 6990.

Like I said, aside from needing a few niche things that nvidia offers, theres ZERO reason for buying 1/2/3/4 580's, the price/performance is awful, simply awful.
Apart from pricing, two GTX 580 in SLI is the best dual setup you can get... period...
And a single 6990 keeping up/beating dual GTX 580's? where are you coming up with this information... Please show me benchmarks where you got this from. Check this quote out...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/..._card_review/9
"AMD Radeon HD 6990 vs. GeForce GTX 580 SLI

In this comparison the configurations are worlds apart. The reason is the pricing, the GeForce GTX 580 right now is still around $500. Therefore, SLI is $1000. This is a whopping $300 more expensive than a single Radeon HD 6990. However, our evaluation has revealed that this extra $300 does give you a better gameplay experience in almost every situation. In every game we played the GeForce GTX 580 SLI did give us the highest framerates. Beyond that though, GTX 580 SLI provided the smoothest gameplay. There was less choppiness with SLI and it seemed lower framerates felt smoother on GTX 580 SLI than it did with 6990 or 6970 CFX. If you've got the cash to burn, you can't beat GTX 580 SLI for true multi-display gaming performance."

They actually did multi-monitor gaming and as you can see on the settings, in Crysis, Metro, and Battlefield, it was able to push to the highest graphics (16X AA/enthusiast or very high settings) which the 6990 couldn't do...
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i have two 580GTX really worth it ! no flickering stuttering or other thing like that just no issues . im satisfied of my first Sli rig ever .lol
I couldn't be any happier with my setup also... This is my first SLI rig also (other than my older gtx 295 which isn't actually SLI), and I have had NO issues so far, other than 3dMark11 not supporting SLI for a while... Other than that, everything runs beyond my expectations...
Either way, enjoy your setup, AMD has good cards(excellent scaling) but if you simply want the best performance, go green... Minimum frames are big when it comes to this setup as Crysis at 1080p never drops below 50 FPS... Thats my perfect gameplay experience...
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A note on the open style coolers such as the Accelleros, is that they tend to be OK if you have a decent exhaust fan over them.

EDIT:
Thank you, invisible mod who fixed my double posting!
Edited by brodie337 - 5/10/11 at 6:17am
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