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I don´t wanna get 6950 CF TWFIII because of the following reason:

1.)Resell value is not so great ..I will sell in ebay and people don´t pay much for them used.

2.)I would have to get them in CF ....in because they exhaust all the heat into the case they will get hot and because CF/SLI setup naturally gets hot I won´t be able to overclock them enough.

People come on think^^ If I won´t go 6950 CF I certainly won´t decide for 560 SLI...

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I wanna get Kepler SLI ...that is why I am limiting my GPU upgrade budget to 510€ and can´t watercool either because I need the money.

That is why this GPU update needs to have :

1.)Great cooling since I can´t water cool and my case hasn´t the best airflow

2.)Great overclocking ability !!

3.)Great resell value because I wanna get most of the money I spent back when I sell them for Kepler.


Keep in mind that I want to sell this upgrade as soon as Kepler is released.


The only cards that fit into my budget are:


6950 CF
570 SLI
580 3GB Single
6990

With the 6950 CF I can even afford the non ref version because they are cheap.
But they will have heat issues,bad resell value and due to the heat bad overclocking results but overall great performance

With the 570 SLI I could only afford ref and a cheap Palit Dual Fan version since they are more expensive.
Massive heat problems in SLI, due to that worse overclocking ability , but good resell value and overall great performance

With the 580 3GB I will have great resell value , good cooling since it is one card and because I can afford a non ref version even better cooling, due to that great overclocking ability but worse overall performance than the other versions.

With the 6990 I will have the best resell value , bad cooling, bad overclocking due to AMD restrictions and worse overall performance than 6950 CF.


So what should I do?
care to elaborate?

Are you gaming on 3 monitors, 1x at 2560x1440?

The 560 Ti's offer better cooling, better 3d support, run cooler and quieter and once overclocked can out perform a single 580 by 30%, cost less then the single card?

Will no doubt have great resell value swell as they are the only 2gb 560ti cards currently on the market and are an excellent bang for buck solution...
post #12 of 37
your spec sais, you have 6950cfx already ?
but if you want to save money, just get a single 570, or 580 1.5gb, and just wait a bit, why go almost the highest end, if your waiting for the next gen ?
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You have a 6950 CF already? If your saving for Kepler why buy another GPU....
By sig rig, You don't even need 3GB for 1080p
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I am gaming on a 42" Monitor Sony Bravia 1080P.

It already says 6950 in my sig because I was dead devoted to buying them but now I got doubts.


Since I wanna save for Kepler but STILL have great performance now I need a GPU upgrade which will provide great performance, great overclocking abliity and most importantly great resell value meaning that I will get most of my money back when Kepler arrives.

An SLI or CF setup won´t have a good resell value because they are all lower range and people won´t spend enough for them.
Also I will have to worry about selling two cards to an acceptable price.

Also SLI/CF may it be 570 SLI , 560 SLI or 6950 CF will all get hot ref or non ref coolin...and that will inhibit me in my overclocking.

The only one that will have good cooling because it is a single card and non ref , have great resell value and overclockability is the 580 3GB.
The only problem is the overall performance which is inferior to all above mentioned systems.

Also I am not too sure the resell value is really that much better than the one of the above.
So the only real advantage would be the heat/cooling ...and 580´s also get hot!


The last option which would fit into my spectrum would be a 6990..which in my oppinion has the best resell value right?

But my gut is telling me not to go with that one.

I am just extremely torn and undecided...it is really a crashing decision here
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post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
I am gaming on a 42" Monitor Sony Bravia 1080P.

It already says 6950 in my sig because I was dead devoted to buying them but now I got doubts.


Since I wanna save for Kepler but STILL have great performance now I need a GPU upgrade which will provide great performance, great overclocking abliity and most importantly great resell value meaning that I will get most of my money back when Kepler arrives.

An SLI or CF setup won´t have a good resell value because they are all lower range and people won´t spend enough for them.
Also I will have to worry about selling two cards to an acceptable price.

Also SLI/CF may it be 570 SLI , 560 SLI or 6950 CF will all get hot ref or non ref coolin...and that will inhibit me in my overclocking.

The only one that will have good cooling because it is a single card and non ref , have great resell value and overclockability is the 580 3GB.
The only problem is the overall performance which is inferior to all above mentioned systems.

Also I am not too sure the resell value is really that much better than the one of the above.
So the only real advantage would be the heat/cooling ...and 580´s also get hot!


The last option which would fit into my spectrum would be a 6990..which in my oppinion has the best resell value right?

But my gut is telling me not to go with that one.

I am just extremely torn and undecided...it is really a crashing decision here
You DON'T NEED a 3gb card for 1080p, get a SINGLE non ref 560 TI 2GB/570/5801.5GB/6950/6970 and be happy, it can max out most games @1080p
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Your only gaming on 1080p!?

Are you aiming for 120fps or something?

One 580 1.5gb should be more then enough for what you need, the only encounters of 1.5th of VRAM being a limiting factor has been 57x10 or 25x14 in a select few titles (metro2033 being one of them)

Just pick up a cheap reference 580 which exhausts out the back of your case and be done with it...
Edited by Ishinomori - 5/28/11 at 4:19am
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I wouldn´t say I don´t need 3GB 580 because at 42" I can still use AA,AF and other VRAM exhausting graphical settings but your are basically right I don´t ned 3GB.

On the other hands ALL the non ref cooling 580´s have 3GB except the Lightning edition.

I am convinced now ...I wlil get a GTX 580.

Recommend me the best one according ot the following criteria:

1.)Non ref cooling
2.)Best overclocking efficiency due to reviews and tests

Here my GTX 580 options :
http://geizhals.at/deutschland/?cat=...f=1439_GTX+580

Recommendations!
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I wouldn´t say I don´t need 3GB 580 because at 42" I can still use AA,AF and other VRAM exhausting graphical settings but your are basically right I don´t ned 3GB.

On the other hands ALL the non ref cooling 580´s have 3GB except the Lightning edition.

I am convinced now ...I wlil get a GTX 580.

Recommend me the best one according ot the following criteria:

1.)Non ref cooling
2.)Best overclocking efficiency due to reviews and tests

Here my GTX 580 options :
http://geizhals.at/deutschland/?cat=...f=1439_GTX+580

Recommendations!
Your choice.

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I wouldn´t say I don´t need 3GB 580 because at 42" I can still use AA,AF and other VRAM exhausting graphical settings
The size of the screen means absolutely nothing.

What is your current card anyway? I would suggest just getting 1 560 ti/6950 and leaving the rest for keplar, Its more than enough for 1080p, so why waste your money?

And if you are set on the 580 don't bother paying the extra cash for the 3GB model unless you are going to be using multiple monitors, because at 1080p no games will come anywhere near using all 3GB. You might see 2-3% increase in performance, max.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/28/11 at 4:40am
 
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