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I say 2 580's. The 30" res can be tough, but its no where near as gnarly as alot of people make it out to be. Don't be afraid of the 1.5gb vram either. I have played all of 1 game that maxed out my vram and it's not very common for it to happen.

Try playing BF3 on Max setting and tell me 1.5GB is anywhere near enough for 1200p+ resolutions. I'd definitely suggest 6990 for that kind of budget .
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He could get the 3gb Vram models?

Edit: Noticed his budget wont allow it. My bad
He still would only get 4GB ram with a 6990.
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If a 30" monitor is under consideration for the future, I would opt for the HD6990. It's cheaper and nearly just as powerful as a pair of GTX 580's in SLI. The money saved can be put towards that monitor, which is not cheap to say the very least, so every penny will count.

However, if you broke your budget and spent around $1000 total for GPU's, Tri-Fire 6990 + 6970, or 6990 + 6950 would be options on the table to fill up those slots and beat out the Two-Way SLI setup.
     
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Ok running bf3 beta at max settings on my 2560x1600 monitor I hit 1.5 gb.
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6990 For the Resolution.
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