Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › advice for new cards
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

advice for new cards

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
Hi, I am building a new computer and only the monitor and the graphic cards are left, the monitor is going to be dell 27 inch or the 30 inch one.

But the dilema is on the graphic cards. I am planing to get two msi gtx 580 3gb extreme edition, but I have read over here de option of 6990 + 6970 in CF,
I would like to know what would be the best config and which one would give me more performance for that budget, which would be around 1000 $ more or less.

What would you do?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k msi big bang marshall SLI GTX 580 LIGHTNING EXTREME corsair vengeance 8g 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
OCZ max iops 120 gb HP ZR30W thermaltake 1350 watts cooler master HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k msi big bang marshall SLI GTX 580 LIGHTNING EXTREME corsair vengeance 8g 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
OCZ max iops 120 gb HP ZR30W thermaltake 1350 watts cooler master HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
I would 6990 and then later add another and water cool.

Down to earth though I prefer 6990 + 6970 (i'm kind of an ati fan though) and those cards will probably give you more driver problems than the gtx 580. so if you like messing with stuff and overclocking i'd go with the 6990 if you just want to pop them in and play gtx 580's probably better. Don't get me wrong though 6990 + 6970 should not give any problems, but it will be a bit more involved you also won't have physx which i don't care about personally.

Performance wise you are not looking at any real difference. Although ram is very important at 30in
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.0ghz HT Rampage II Extreme 7870 Gigabyte OC 6gb DDR3 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD Intel 160gb gen 2! - 1TB F3 Samsung 22x Lightscribe Arch Linux - Cinnamon DE 2048X1152 SyncMaster 2343 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Ultimate S Corsair 750w ANTEC 900 V2! Logitech G9 - Best Mouse Ever! 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.0ghz HT Rampage II Extreme 7870 Gigabyte OC 6gb DDR3 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD Intel 160gb gen 2! - 1TB F3 Samsung 22x Lightscribe Arch Linux - Cinnamon DE 2048X1152 SyncMaster 2343 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Ultimate S Corsair 750w ANTEC 900 V2! Logitech G9 - Best Mouse Ever! 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › advice for new cards