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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by starwa1ker View Post
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!
like starwa1ker said a SSD would be a great upgrade for you, it would make your operating system boot quicker & perform better.
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post #12 of 19
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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 ;/



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!
yeah one 6970 would be enough, and by the time you want to CFX it might be cheaper to .
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post #13 of 19
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yeah one 6970 would be enough, and by the time you want to CFX it might be cheaper to .
Only problem is finding a good one that I like on the Egg.. EVERY 6970 is out of stock except for 2 types, and the one that I would be most likely to buy only has 1 review
 
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post #14 of 19
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Only problem is finding a good one that I like on the Egg.. EVERY 6970 is out of stock except for 2 types, and the one that I would be most likely to buy only has 1 review
which model is that, where in newegg.com
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post #15 of 19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125395

I like the 3 fans, and I'm fond of Gigabyte personally.
 
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post #16 of 19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125395

I like the 3 fans, and I'm fond of Gigabyte personally.
Gigabyte is a very good brand, i wouldn't be worried if i was you. get itttttttttt lol before they sold out
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post #17 of 19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125395

I like the 3 fans, and I'm fond of Gigabyte personally.
My Gigabyte 480 SOC has that same trifan cooler. It works great.
    
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post #18 of 19
Pick up a gtx 580 and sli in a couple months when the prices get slashed.
get a 3gig one too. Even though people say you won't use the memory ever at 1080p. I honestly don't buy into that nonsense, games already push 1gig with that res what's another 500?

And you should seriously reconsider buying that ssd sooner... I picked a 60gb one up a couple months ago for my OS and a few programs.. i was stunned at the difference it made. booting takes like 15 seconds and the programs i have on there run zippy.
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post #19 of 19
Nvidia drivers aren't having issues. In fact last three drivers for me bumped performance and allowed higher over clocks than I've ever had before. Same clocks pushing more FPS, it's been great.

Naturally there are varing reasons for why some don't expierience driver issues which can be said for Nvidia and AMD. However currently it's good for both.

On a single 1920x1080p monitor having more VRM isn't improving performance. Can't say what's in store for next year but it's facts right now. High performance GPU's make the difference with FPS on a single monitor as it's not able to absorb the gains needed as multiple monitors. Even for 3D Vision having more VRM dosen't improve FPS on a single monitor. Crysis or Crysis 2 for me never gets over 970Mb of VRM used at full throttle for me. You'd be more than fine with 1.2GB or 1.5GB VRM on any card.
     
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