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Hmmm its tempting, didnt think of the PSU though. I think it will be stretched.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-6990-review/9

There ya go, that's pulling 475w at the wall on full load. You have the rest of the machine pulling power as well...

check out the test setup, it's an i7 965 so probably pulling more than your i5 anyway.

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Sell your Lightning and get a 6990, put it under water, then add another card rinse repeat. Lightnings are nice, but when you're pushing 3 cards, you want water. Ref 6970s, either v1 or v2 are a lot easier to put under water than a full custom pcb card.

Even if you didn't do a 6990+6970, three Lightnings in one case will kill your ears noise wise, and then the heat, the oodles of heat lol.

I concur about PSU... you want 1Kw for trifire... minimum
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Look for AX1200 that might help Trifire setup. But again, maybe it make senses for futureproof but now most game are either dual GPU is already enough for 1-2 screens. Trifire at this state is completely overkill, why not wait till the price go down.

To be honest, anything over 60FPS your eye can't tell the differences during gaming session. Unless you keeps on reading the FPS number at the corner of the screen and get yourself killed in game.
 
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Look for AX1200 that might help Trifire setup. But again, maybe it make senses for futureproof but now most game are either dual GPU is already enough for 1-2 screens. Trifire at this state is completely overkill, why not wait till the price go down.

To be honest, anything over 60FPS your eye can't tell the differences during gaming session. Unless you keeps on reading the FPS number at the corner of the screen and get yourself killed in game.
That's uninformed there. Eyefinity is 3 screens, pushing oodles of pixels. You need a lot of gpu power and typically more than two cards to not take a iq hit.
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That's uninformed there. Eyefinity is 3 screens, pushing oodles of pixels. You need a lot of gpu power and typically more than two cards to not take a iq hit.
Trifiring with 6990/6970 = over kill.
I did not mean TriFire itself specifically.
 
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Trifiring with 6990/6970 = over kill.
I did not mean TriFire itself specifically.
Eh? It's rather all overkill if you're playing is Minsweeper, but that's not the point is it? Overkill is the point. This is OCN!!!
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