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post #71 of 77
Better deal. Three 2Gb 6950's. Even without an unlock, they will be plenty fast. And you'll save a bundle.
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post #72 of 77
OP, perhaps a 6990 and 6970 in Tri-Fire would be best. That way you would only need to buy 2 blocks.

Of course, unlockable 6950's are the best deal going atm
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gtx580 3g...

unless you plan to hook up 4+ monitors, then go for ATI...
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Been reading this thread and was going thru the same crisis myself. From what I have read i will go with the 3x 6970s. Just have a quick question for people who own a setup like this. Which 1155 motherboard will allow u to take best advantage of the 3 cards? Also, when are the next generation cards due to start appearing?
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My vote is between two.

Gigabyte's GA-P67A-UD7 can run all three in 8x/8x/8x. Or, the Asus Maximus IV Extreme can run them in 8x/16x/16x. Go check them out and compare, they're both loaded 1155 boards, but are upwards of $300.
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thank you! Always loved Asus when it comes to MBs will look into the Maximus.
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post #77 of 77
Lightning = awesome GPU. But I would get 3x 6970, because they're scalling better than Nvidia GPUs, and they will be faster than 2x GTX580.
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