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Will i regret getting a 6990 instead of a gtx 580?  

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Im downgrading the 2600k to a 2500k do i can get a amd 6990 instead of a Nvidia gtx580. Is this the right choice? (btw its because from the store i buy from a gtx 580 is $600 for a cheaper model, and i can get a 6990 for $750) to me it seemed the obvious choice. I think this card would be best. Whats your opinions.
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post #2 of 22
if you play @1080p then a gtx 580 will do you fine
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I would say for $150 more the 6990 is a better price vs performance acquisition.
    
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I say go for it!!! I believe that for games, 2500k + 6900 > 2600k + 580. Any of the two would be more than enough for modern games. lol. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. If I were you, I'd go for it. With the 6990, you can use Eyefinity, so I say you won't regret it.
Edited by choLOL - 6/3/11 at 5:10am
post #5 of 22
With a small OC, the 6990 is on 580 SLI level, for 300$ less.

Go with the 6990. It's a much better card then the 580.
    
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post #6 of 22
Either will play more than fine for many years

So it's up to you if you want to spend the ~150USD, I think, I would if I had that sort of money, anyway
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post #7 of 22
6990 will definitely last you longer. If gaming is your main performance use of the computer then yes you are making the right decision.
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YES!!! thank you guys. all rep up. Im so glad i dint make a huge mistake
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post #9 of 22
6990 all the way!
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post #10 of 22
Stick with ATI and buy the 6990.
    
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