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How come nobody recommended GTX 570 2GB in SLI? They can be had for around $600 and yield better performance than two 6950's, or am I wrong?
This one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=gtx%20570

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post #12 of 19
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How come nobody recommended GTX 570 2GB in SLI? They can be had for around $600 and yield better performance than two 6950's, or am I wrong?
You're right;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130687

But with a $600.00 budget, he'll be about $150.00 over. I recommend either 2x 6950 2GB or 2x 560Ti 2GB.
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You're going to want dual 6950 2GB cards in this situation. Nothing from Nvidia's camp is going to really be strong enough, or future proof enough within your price range.
Will a 750W PSU be enough? Ive seen charts that say the 6950's in Xfire will draw over 450 watts.
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Will a 750W PSU be enough? Ive seen charts that say the 6950's in Xfire will draw over 450 watts.
It'll be MORE than enough. 6950's barely pull 200w each, if that. That's at MOST 400w on the GPU's. That leaves you 350w for the rest of your system. CPU, say 180w with a huge overclock with insane voltage....that leaves you 170w for the board and drives and fans. Fans take like 6w each. Hard drives take about 15w under full load (full spin speed), optical drives take like 5w. Your board will take about 20.

Yeah, there's MORE than enough room. You could get by with a 650w. 750w is perfectly fine, even with 6970's in Crossfire.
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It'll be MORE than enough. 6950's barely pull 200w each, if that. That's at MOST 400w on the GPU's. That leaves you 350w for the rest of your system. CPU, say 180w with a huge overclock with insane voltage....that leaves you 170w for the board and drives and fans. Fans take like 6w each. Hard drives take about 15w under full load (full spin speed), optical drives take like 5w. Your board will take about 20.

Yeah, there's MORE than enough room. You could get by with a 650w. 750w is perfectly fine, even with 6970's in Crossfire.
Awesome! Now, my final question is regarding the inputs on the monitors/GPU. I plan on getting an MSI or XFX card. I wanted to connect all the monitors via Displayport and i see there are only 2 on the card. Will i get the tearing issue if i do 2x displayport + 1x DVI? How would i connect the 3 monitors to the 2 cards?
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Awesome! Now, my final question is regarding the inputs on the monitors/GPU. I plan on getting an MSI or XFX card. I wanted to connect all the monitors via Displayport and i see there are only 2 on the card. Will i get the tearing issue if i do 2x displayport + 1x DVI? How would i connect the 3 monitors to the 2 cards?
No tearing issues, just plug all monitors into the first card.
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No tearing issues, just plug all monitors into the first card.
Sweet thanks!

Jedi - What kind of frame rates do you get with your setup?
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2x 6970 2gb

Overclock it and have a ballin system

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Awesome! Now, my final question is regarding the inputs on the monitors/GPU. I plan on getting an MSI or XFX card. I wanted to connect all the monitors via Displayport and i see there are only 2 on the card. Will i get the tearing issue if i do 2x displayport + 1x DVI? How would i connect the 3 monitors to the 2 cards?
DVI and Displayport are both digital signals. So you shouldn't have any issues there.

Get the MSI cards. Just read up on XFX warranties (or lack there of), and you'll convince yourself. I'd say grab the MSI Twin Frozr ones. The MSI cards also tend to overclock a lot further too.
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