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So im about to buy 2 580's but i dunno which ones.
I need them to total below £800 and only take 2 slots each. Im also planning on water cooling them but not for a while, so a good stock cooler is key. I also was able to run 3 screen eyefinity with a single 1gb 6870 so would a 1.5gb card be fine surround. I dont really have enough for 3gb cards even if i do kinda need them for surround and they only cost X amount more, so please dont link me to any of them thanks

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Hmmm, 3Gb are really recommended for triple + 3D surround...
How about SLI GTX570's= ? 2.5Gb of ram, cheaper... and definitly under your price limit .

might be another on you might consider, though i'm not familiar with the brand

You could also try mine: MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition. But I believe that one goes over your budget if going SLI. But if you can go over your limit a bit... Get this one, hands down. It is an amazing card!

ps: sorry for the lack of extra info..it's kinda late here... off to bed
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thanks for the info ive seen them msi cards and thats what i would get if i could but i dont have any extra money, also i wanna go 580 because i just really like them and been waiting to get my hands on them since they came out. and i dont play with 3D just surround if that makes any difference
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how about this, watercooling all set-up



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...TAC-_-14500214
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So im about to buy 2 580's but i dunno which ones.
I need them to total below £800 and only take 2 slots each. Im also planning on water cooling them but not for a while, so a good stock cooler is key. I also was able to run 3 screen eyefinity with a single 1gb 6870 so would a 1.5gb card be fine surround. I dont really have enough for 3gb cards even if i do kinda need them for surround and they only cost X amount more, so please dont link me to any of them thanks
if your planning on water cooling gtx 580s I hope you go fullcover, this means that you can only get reference 580's OR the asus duII but they dont have 3gb vram.
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People need to recognize that his cards will be sandwiched together, so that means external exhaust is greatly preferred. I would just go with the cheapest reference 580 you can find from a company you trust. Of course I would also recommend the 3Gb EVGA seeing as you are doing triple screen but you say you're not interested. I would also say that when you want to spend $600+ on monitors and $1000+ on GPUs that sweating the last $200 to actually do it well might not be the best idea, but you said you didn't want to hear that either.
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was thinking 2 evga sc's but last night had the idea of 3 570's and a change of motherboard
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tri SLI 570s is way too much power for the amount of VRAM it has available and you need. Why are you willing to spend more to change motherboards but not to buy the cards you actually need in the first place (SLI 3Gb 580s)?
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