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if they're equal in prices, go with two gtx 480 sli.
Gtx 480 is around $300 brand new in U.S. and they perform better than amd 6970.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/298?vs=310

Ummm, no. The 6970s do better, run cooler, and eat less power. Only a couple games like the 480 more, more of the games love the AMD.
    
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Cheers Guys, you've kinda all confirmed my suspicions.

The 6970's are very good looking cards and are reasonably cheap, the thing is I prefer Nvidia, very rarely had problems with the drivers and/or software, plus I'm familiar with overclocking on Nvidia. (also I like physx)

I think the choice for me is the SLI 480's purely because they are fast puppies and combined i'll be seeing better performance than a single 580, and just behind the SLI 570 scores.

Also getting waterblocks would be easier as they've been out for a while, plus i think the latest driver releases have eased most if not all the power and temp issues.

A pair of 480's would be fine with a 950w PSU, so that no concern, i think 375 for a pair of awesome cards is a good margin!

I might leave it one more month, see how the prices go and i'll have more money to burn. and might go for the 580 if it comes under 375 (it might look a little lonely in my 800D!)

I'm still very much leaning toward the 480's if they come down in price again, i'll have to be chained to my sofa to stop me buying them!

If someone can persuade me to get the 6950/70's I'm all ears, (they are at an exceptional price)
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GTX 480 = OP getting two for $375 normally $600
AMD 6970 = x2 = $700
Single GTX 580 = $500

OP question if you can stay on topic is which is better Nvidia 480's SLI or one GTX 580.

Though he didn't ask or want AMD's posting in the Nvidia section I'll humor those who are comparing.

Price per performance the GTX 480's will equal to the the AMD 6970's for $100 less. GTX 480's SLI win over AMD 6970 crossfire.

One GTX 580 can't compete with two GTX 480's SLI.

So in this case and question the OP was asking the OP is better off with the 480's price per performance. Suggesting a higher priced card for equal performance is just being obviously biased.
     
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Just for your reference these are the links to the prices/specs They are in GBP btw.

GTX 480 selection - £188-£240
GTX 580 selection - £360-£500

There is also some BARGINS in the clearance section... they won't last long.
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