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I'm looking for a good combination of 580's dual SLI'd. Which should I get, the regular 1.5 gb, EVGA Superclocked 1.5 gb, or 3.0 gb? What are the considerations in getting each one? I'm leaning towards getting 2x Superclocked ones.
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If your resolution is 1920x1080/1200 or less go with the 1.5gb regular 580's. If your res is greater than 1920x1080 or you plan on utilizing surround in the future, go with the 3gb's.

Do not pay the premium for a factory overclocked card unless it is included with a non reference cooler like the msi lightning.
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Get the 3GB ones.
    
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MSI twin frozr II

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Thanks for the input. I'm thinking of gaming on a 2560x1600, and having two supplementary 1600x1200 screens (not for gaming). Is two 580s sufficient for the three monitors?
post #6 of 21
If you go with the EVGA's then get the reg ones...and OC yourself and save the 20 bucks...

If you want the best OC'ing 580's then get the MSI Lightning Twin Frozr III....

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Thanks for the input. I'm thinking of gaming on a 2560x1600, and having two supplementary 1600x1200 screens (not for gaming). Is two 580s sufficient for the three monitors?
Yes without a problem...
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planing to water cool .
get normal ones only if nonref coolers on it. Can overclock any of them to about the same overclock.
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Get the MSI GTX 580 Lightning.

    
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Thanks for the input. I'm thinking of gaming on a 2560x1600, and having two supplementary 1600x1200 screens (not for gaming). Is two 580s sufficient for the three monitors?
The 3gb versions will be perfect for 1600p. The cards can easily handle the three screens if you don't plan on gaming on the 2 secondary ones and could handle surround with little to no slowdown on all but the most demanding games (ie metro and crysis)
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What's the best way to wire the three monitors if I want to maximize latency / performance on the middle 30"?
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