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Fixed...

On a serious note, if you are going this route i sure hope you have a GPU Loop in place.
Yes, indeed.

See here: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...sli-3gb-5.html
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yes , eyefinity is impressive...when it works.

Borderlands, Brink, Black ops(needed hack), SC2, Bioshock 2(needed hack), Homefront. Those are just a few of the big releases that failed eyefinity. Some worked with a hack some did not. If I am going to pay at least an extra $400 bones then that crap should work no matter what. That's a short list compared to how many of my games that now work with eyefinity that did not on release. Having to wait a month or two after release when I payed for it is BS.

Eyefinity has been out for a few years now and companies are still refusing to support it, what does that tell you?
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Don't want start any arguments but seriously go with nvidia, when benchmark records are set, they are set with the latest i7 which you have, well one of the latest and the most powerful nvidia gtx out there.
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Don't want start any arguments but seriously go with nvidia, when benchmark records are set, they are set with the latest i7 which you have, well one of the latest and the most powerful nvidia gtx out there.
Would I need to watercool for nvidia?
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If you are going to be doing minor oc than no but if you are going to oc a lot and push them their limits, than yes, you will get more out of them. Like all cards, nvidia/amd get hot while overclocking, especially if you overclock a lot, think of them as cpu's.
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If you are going to be doing minor oc than no but if you are going to oc a lot and push them their limits, than yes, you will get more out of them. Like all cards, nvidia/amd get hot while overclocking, especially if you overclock a lot, think of them as cpu's.
Well, as you can tell a lot of people are telling me to watercool the 6970+6990 setup regardless, but I'm not sure if I will be doing some heavy OC'ing on my GPU, because even with my current 6970 at 950/1450, games tend to freeze more often..
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yes , eyefinity is impressive...when it works.

Borderlands, Brink, Black ops(needed hack), SC2, Bioshock 2(needed hack), Homefront. Those are just a few of the big releases that failed eyefinity. Some worked with a hack some did not. If I am going to pay at least an extra $400 bones then that crap should work no matter what. That's a short list compared to how many of my games that now work with eyefinity that did not on release. Having to wait a month or two after release when I payed for it is BS.

Eyefinity has been out for a few years now and companies are still refusing to support it, what does that tell you?
2 years isn't very long. It took at least that to get widescreen support on all games.

BO works perfect with widescreenfixer (for me at least, maybe you had issues?). SC2 doesn't work for competitive reasons, eyefinity would give an unfair advantage. (since SC2 is big in competitve play, they just left out eyefinity support)

Never tried any of those other games though. But yea, it isnt for everyone, and most games will require some tweaking. I am a BC2 nut, so i love eyefinity for that, and that is one of the games that works perfect for it.

I have found that setting a res that is divisible by three helps a lot of games. So i use 5304, which allows Dirt2/3/F12010 to center the hud

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Well, as you can tell a lot of people are telling me to watercool the 6970+6990 setup regardless, but I'm not sure if I will be doing some heavy OC'ing on my GPU, because even with my current 6970 at 950/1450, games tend to freeze more often..
mainly for noise since the 6990 is REALLY loud. If you can stand the noise, there is no need to go water
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Just taking a quick look at the thread, in the first thread you mention for folding as well, I think nvidia is still the way to go for highest ppd (haven't been browsing the folding section too much to see how the new client does for AMD).
    
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If I were to SLI GTX 580's, would they both be as hot/loud as the 6970+6990? I would think it would be a tad bit quieter and cooler..

Hmm, I'm still deciding whether or not to wc my gpu, but I'm definitely doing so for my 980x.
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I think stock SLI 580s still get up to mid 80s under load but if you SLId two 580s with accelero extreme plus coolers i think you'd keep them much cooler like mid 60s if you keep the fans around 60%. My single AXP 580 doesn't break 70c load @ 20% in a very low airflow case.
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