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Ok; so I have relatively recently build the heart of a gaming rig / folding comp (not 24/7 obv)

I still need HDD + Video card. ( WD 500gb Black )

Playing BF3 + Diablo 3. (Obviously BF3 is my main graphical concern)

I have worked it down to two scenarios. +C

Scenario A:
Buy a 560 ti from EVGA; use for ~ year while I wait for Keplar to be reasonably priced. (~$400? *Feel free if you want to speculate on prices with me)

Step up program through EVGA would allow me freedom to move to a 570/580 within 90 days if the ti cant get it done


Scenario B:
Buy a 580 right away; game furiously.
SLI later? ** Probably wont happen when Keplar is out


Scenario C:
Build your own.




TL;DR
What nVidia video card should I be getting with Keplar release so close?
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Get a 6970 or 6950 CFX and game happily.
    
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Get a 6970 or 6950 CFX and game happily.
but... but...

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post #4 of 61
580. When Kepler is released youll be able to get another 580 for cheaper. SLI 580s is freaking powerful setup. I'll probably be getting a 580 in the next month or 2 cause I don't want to wait till feb/mar to get a new gpu.
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I will be gaming on a 1920 x 1080 resolution btw; never gonna need mass vram!
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post #6 of 61
580 now.. kepler will surely get delayed, at that point you could wait longer or go for SLI
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post #7 of 61
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obviously all of you have seen this photo...
but SLI 580's will be pricey and power hungry!

Idk if my 775 will manage?

Kepler looks to be massively more efficient coming soon

1 vote 6970/6950
2 votes 580
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What kind of settings(medium,high,ultra) do you plan to run bf3 on; and how much AA and AF.
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Games are using more and more VRAM I max out using crysis 2 dx11 at 1920x1050, im sure it would ge even higher if i had more vram. I'll never buy a gpu with less than 2gb anymore.
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Originally Posted by DoktorCreepy View Post
What kind of settings(medium,high,ultra) do you plan to run bf3 on; and how much AA and AF.
as with most games I play; I go as high as I can without suffering <30-40 fps.

Im a CRT gamer... just upgrading to this LCD has been hell. I barely notice on my monitor; but CRTs > imo.

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Games are using more and more VRAM I max out using crysis 2 dx11 at 1920x1050, im sure it would ge even higher if i had more vram. I'll never buy a gpu with less than 2gb anymore.
that is a great point. the frostbite engine looks intense too
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