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Unfortunately the staff at OCN banned talking about mining. So at the risk of having these replies deleted let me simply say that your quote is true. But it's a little off topic and is not allowed to be discussed here.

Sorry man =/

Would be nice if the staff would post an update about some of this.
Ah, ok. Thanks for the heads up.
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well... i dont like sli/crossfire. Single card for the win, I would skip the 570 and 590 bad phase power. they burn up. My 580 with a waterblock (mcw60 just over gpu) i hit 950mhz. i dont think a 5850 xfire cant hold up. But yet i play dx 11 games mostly and il-2 and rise of flight. So that a single card is better and in dx 11 the 5XX is faster. 560ti sli would be nice if u want to go that way . IM a fan on geforce right now. i swap but the 4850 was a pos and 5870 matrix was too.
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I think that one strong 570 GTX will do the trick especially if you OC it . You will have the benefits of nvidia PLUS better Dx11 experience .
For 1- 2 years you will be just fine and later if you want you can sli this beast for extreme graphics.
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post #14 of 14
I had 2x HD 5870's and a 120HZ monitor (read my case study post) - the temps were too hot. If you have a 60-75Hz monitor and about 2 slots in b/w and enough breathing space then go for it (temps are pretty decent here). Remember not all games work with crossfireX. There is more stress on the motherboard due to the increased weights of both cards (may not be a significant argument). You can go green if you are concerned with temps but not so much fps. You can go with ATI if you want fps but don't care too much about the temps . Make sure you use GPU-Z and Afterburner 2.0.0
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