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Which is better? I am running 1 monitor at 1080p and I'm not big on overclocking, watercooling, or using sli/crossfire. So for a single card, which is best? I might run 3 monitors in the future, but I'm not sure and am only going to use a single 1080p monitor for awhile.
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Which is better? I am running 1 monitor at 1080p and I'm not big on overclocking, watercooling, or using sli/crossfire. So for a single card, which is best? I might run 3 monitors in the future, but I'm not sure and am only going to use a single 1080p monitor for awhile.
The 590 is the fastest out of those three if you don't care about price. If you're wanting the fastest card, the 6990 is the fastest card out right now.
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590 obviously.
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I would compare 6990 to 590 but I am buying from iBuyPower because I do not have time to build my own and iBuyPower doesn't sell the 6990, only the 590. I have to work and go to college. Please don't tell me building your own is better and cheaper, because I know it is, but I don't have the time.
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I would compare 6990 to 590 but I am buying from iBuyPower because I do not have time to build my own and iBuyPower doesn't sell the 6990, only the 590. I have to work and go to college. Please don't tell me building your own is better and cheaper, because I know it is, but I don't have the time.
Get the GTX590 then. Also computers are so easy to build it take less time to put together then install Windows 7.
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I would compare 6990 to 590 but I am buying from iBuyPower because I do not have time to build my own and iBuyPower doesn't sell the 6990, only the 590. I have to work and go to college. Please don't tell me building your own is better and cheaper, because I know it is, but I don't have the time.
lol you don't need a week off work to build a computer. All it takes is a hour or two to put it together and install the os...

Also if your buying from iBuyPower then you probably don't really need a 6990 or 590. Just get a 6970 or 570 and that will be more than enough.
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Just another option to think about, have you considered buying the parts and paying someone else to assemble them? A good builder can put it together in 2 hours.
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Just another option to think about, have you considered buying the parts and paying someone else to assemble them? A good builder can put it together in 2 hours.
Don't know anyone to pay to assemble it.


I work from 6:00AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday. Then I need to cram studying from 5:30PM to 11:00PM, then sleep to wake up early in the morning. Saturday and Sundays are my days to complete assignments.
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Don't know anyone to pay to assemble it.


I work from 6:00AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday. Then I need to cram studying from 5:30PM to 11:00PM, then sleep to wake up early in the morning. Saturday and Sundays are my days to complete assignments.
So I'm guessing you won't have any time to enjoy the computer when you do get it. Why not just wait till your done school to get a computer? I mean if you have time to play games on it during school why do you not have time to build it yourself?
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The 6970 should be fine for 1080p. Imo the other two are overkill. Awesome to have but overkill.
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