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Okay, so it's been put off, and delayed for WAY to long. It's time for this guy to do his 2nd to last upgrade and get a new/better GPU!

-Budget is around 650-700$
-I would prefer SLI or Xfire
-Single GPU recommendations are awesome, if it it's worth the money.
-I know I need a new PSU if I plan to SLI or Xfire. AX850 on the way.

My main concern is my GPU, I know for a fact that BF3 just will not accept my good ol' GTS450. So please, feel free to post your recommendations and why you chose to use/buy the card or just your thoughts about it.

If you don't know what card to recommend or just have no idea what to say. Feel free to stop by and give me a free bump and your +1's.
 
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GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme, Sli in the future for maximum pwnage

GTX 590/6990 awesome cards tho not really recommended due to temps and Quad Sli issues.

GTX 570 sli/6970 CFX for awesome value/performance.

Any way you go (except for maybe the 590+6990) will do you fine.
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 8/2/11 at 2:09am
    
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post #3 of 19
for that price range the best gpu you can get is a 6970 CFX, why cause you get 2G of ram for future proof gaming. and it's neck & neck with the GTX 570 1.2G ram, get the ATI 6970 and never look back. trust me
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
-Budget is around 650-700$
-I would prefer SLI or Xfire
-Single GPU recommendations are awesome, if it it's worth the money.
-I know I need a new PSU if I plan to SLI or Xfire. AX850 on the way.
I think at that budget and since you prefer sli or xfire, your best option would probably be a 6970 xfire.
    
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post #5 of 19
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How are the drivers going with the 6970's and such now? I know and have heard that the drivers along with CCC are a joke sometimes.
 
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trust me the ATI drivers are fine for right now, it's Nvidia that's having problems with their drivers. and i'm mad cause i'm having problems with they drivers too .
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post #7 of 19
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trust me the ATI drivers are fine for right now, it's Nvidia that's having problems with their drivers. and i'm mad cause i'm having problems with they drivers too .
:O I see.. Well I wasn't expecting that, but thank you for your honesty!

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For gaming at 1080p, a single 6970 would be sufficient. I use a single 6950 for eyefinity and I've only really had problems with playing Crysis 2 on "Ultra". Or get one for now and if it really isn't enough, add a second one for X-fire.

Save the $$$ for a rainy day or get an SSD. Or even more monitors!
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post #9 of 19
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:O I see.. Well I wasn't expecting that, but thank you for your honesty!

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no problem , now go out there and get those 6970's bad boys & start blazzing
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For gaming at 1080p, a single 6970 would be sufficient. I use a single 6950 for eyefinity and I've only really had problems with playing Crysis 2 on "Ultra". Or get one for now and if it really isn't enough, add a second one for X-fire.

Save the $$$ for a rainy day or get an SSD. Or even more monitors!
Not a big fan of multiple monitors I just like my one haha.

The SSD is on my list, but not currently, still needing a new GPU and going to buy a water-cooling setup for my CPU and GPU before I worry about adding a SSD but thank you for your opinion and help! May have just made my decision for me!

+A rainy day here would be awesome, 106*+ weather for the past 2 weeks and counting ;/

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no problem , now go out there and get those 6970's bad boys & start blazzing
Haha, I'll be putting my order in Friday, so I have the rest of the week to decide, but from what's been said might just snag one 6970 for now and see how it goes, if it's not what I like, I'll snag another!
Edited by Dustin1 - 8/2/11 at 2:24am
 
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