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Im considering getting 2 more 1920x1080p monitors for my next build..

My question is.. and i starting behind from the beginning if i want to have maxed out setting at full resolution, especially for a 'futureproof' rig?

i5-2500k and asus z68 v pro board if anyone is interested.

Should I be looking at alternatives?
I cant really spend more than 700 australian dollars on the GPUS.

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Get a 3gb 580 instead. The 570s will choke on triple screens. Or if you want to go AMD get 2 6970s. Either way dont go for less than 2gb of vram for triple screen setups.
 
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As fair as i know. 1 gtx580 3gbs cant run 3 screens? And im an NVIDIA guy. nothing against amd just prefer it.
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Im considering getting 2 more 1920x1080p monitors for my next build..

My question is.. and i starting behind from the beginning if i want to have maxed out setting at full resolution, especially for a 'futureproof' rig?

i5-2500k and asus z68 v pro board if anyone is interested.

Should I be looking at alternatives?
I cant really spend more than 700 australian dollars on the GPUS.
As you are an Nvidia guy and the budget is capped at Aus $700, I see only one solution:- GTX560 Ti 2GB SLI

An oc'ed GTX560 Ti is more or less like a GTX570. So, a pair is definitely not whimpy.
And this Gainward GTX560 Ti 2GB is recommended. Its strong cooling solution particularly favours strong overclocking as well.
And best of all, a pair costs you Aus $640, well below your budget.

Here:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16908

As your target mobo is Asus z68 v pro, it has an empty slot in between the 2 cards in SLI. This allows for good ventilation.
However, as the Phantom dumps a good portion of its heat inside a case, one must plan ahead how to handle this thermal issue. I suggest you to consider a computer case with strong air cooling, preferably with strong side panel fans and with at least 2 case top exhaust fan positions (eg HAF 932).
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+1 for what Windy the Wise has said. At triple monitor res, you're better off with the 2GB 560's for sure.

The Phantom he linked to looks like an awesome choice. Heck if they sold those in the USA I'd be tempted to grab me a couple o' those bad boys.

But why, oh WHY did they put that uber-badass-looking cooler ... on a freaking RED PCB?!?

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What an odd looking card. Looks like a beast. +1 for that suggestion. Definitely will want the 2GB for Surround otherwise your AA will be limited.
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