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I have an HD 5870 E6 already. I am getting ready to water cool my case and I intend to upgrade to a dual GPU setup. If I stick with ATI, I'll likely just keep the card I have and buy another. I was wondering if two of the GTX 480s would be a better choice. (Honestly, I really like the Koolance LED block for the 460 and 480 ) Ideas?
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Two 480's would be the best choice. Much higher scores when they were reviewed. Better fps and much better detailing

The koolance led block does look wicked you know you

Edited by ryanbob1234 - 5/22/11 at 6:30am
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Two 580's would be the best choice. Much higher scores when they were reviewed. Better fps and much better detailing

The koolance led block does look wicked you know you want too!
I didn't see a LED block for the 580 :-/ If they make one, I'm game. If not, which is the better solution the 480s or the 5870s
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I didn't see a LED block for the 580 :-/ If they make one, I'm game. If not, which is the better solution the 480s or the 5870s
I think there is one I will do a quick google sesh look at my first post added a graph showing the diffrence
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Two 580's would be the best choice. Much higher scores when they were reviewed. Better fps and much better detailing

The koolance led block does look wicked you know you want too!
if you look he said 480 not 580, i would stick with the 5870's for a bit longer they still got alot of fight in them and going from 5870s in crossfire to 480s in sli would not much of an upgrade. i say wait for the 7000 series of amd cards or the next nvidia series, and in the mean time slap a couple of water blocks on the 5870s and overclock them.
Edited by vmatt1203 - 5/22/11 at 6:29am
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I didn't see a LED block for the 580 :-/ If they make one, I'm game. If not, which is the better solution the 480s or the 5870s
Dual 480s are a bit better than dual 5870s

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/300?vs=310
Under water you could oc the 480s to about 900-950mhz on the core.
That would give you amazing performance.
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if you look he said 480 not 580,.
Yea I ment 480 wonder why the hell I been thinking of 580 *facepalm* seeing as you already got one card you might a swell save the money and get another card although the nvida 480's would be better and those blocks would be fricking epic! looked at the reviews of the waterblock's and the reviews look brillaint

Still on the chart the diff between the 480's and the 5870's its a huge gap
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I wish they made the LED blocks for the ATI Cards. Thanks for the info.
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It depends what you would have to pay. If you can find another 5870 EF6 for a decent price just get another one.
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