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actually I already have 2 6970 s in my system water cooled and I got a good deal on 2 Gtx 580 and I bought them and I can't convence my self to replace those 6970 s which is already water cooled at max over clock 950/1450
What you guys think should I switched to Gtx 580s or keep
My 6970s?
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580's overpriced? If overpriced means awesome game play, then YES the 580's are overpriced. If the 6970's are priced right, and priced right means choppy less quality game play. YES the 6970's are priced right

You can get 580's for about $420 now, what's that, $50 more than a 6970? If your lucky enough to live next to somewhere local that sells them, buy both, test both, let me know when you return the 6970's
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post #23 of 60
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actually I already have 2 6970 s in my system water cooled and I got a good deal on 2 Gtx 580 and I bought them and I can't convence my self to replace those 6970 s which is already water cooled at max over clock 950/1450
What you guys think should I switched to Gtx 580s or keep
My 6970s?
Dude you're serious?

Why bother asking: keep the 580s & sell the 6970s.
post #24 of 60
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In fact, Crossfire scales so much better that the same 6990 +6970 even beats Three GTX 580's, at $500 less:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review
Think again (same reviewer, completely different results with a better processor. The 580 setup was severely bottlenecked in the first review, please do not post that one if your intention is to state that trifire beats 3 way -SLI)

But seriously if you have the money and wish to have 580s then why not? It all boils down to personal preference and what you think has the best value to you.

I wouldn't choose AMD multi GPU setups for a while because of my experiences but that's just me. Think what is important for you, read some reviews get some opinions and decide after that.
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post #25 of 60
keep the 6970's sell the 580's youll get more cash selling the 580's then you can use it for another system or future upgrades
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Quote:
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actually I already have 2 6970 s in my system water cooled and I got a good deal on 2 Gtx 580 and I bought them and I can't convence my self to replace those 6970 s which is already water cooled at max over clock 950/1450
What you guys think should I switched to Gtx 580s or keep
My 6970s?
Enable unofficial overclocking in afterburner and crank those suckers higher.

My stock cooled card is able to run 990/1500 no problem. Normally keep the 950/1450 as well but on water there is no reason not to push.
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post #27 of 60
Just for the hastle of changing out the loop, changing drivers/blocks etc I'd keep the 6970's.

You'd be looking at a sidegrade.
    
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post #28 of 60
i went from 2 6970s to 2 580s and havent looked back since. everything runs so much better.
post #29 of 60
6990 + 6970 for sure, same price as 2 580s yet better performance.
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I personally prefer Nvidia over AMD just because it seems like they get better support from the game industry (as well as having much better driver support). The only issue is cost and VRAM....
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