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Get the MSI 580 3GB version.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127589

This one? Seems pretty expensive. Is it's price really justified? This will be on a single 1080p monitor so 3GB is probably going to go to waste. (imo)
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http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=2&sid=70526

is this the same one??

Man I am such a noob!! haha!
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127589

This one? Seems pretty expensive. Is it's price really justified? This will be on a single 1080p monitor so 3GB is probably going to go to waste. (imo)
ya thats way overkill. just get a single 580 and when the price drops in a couple of months then grab a second one. also grab another monitor if you have the money or even 3 for eyefinity
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post #14 of 19
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ya thats way overkill. just get a single 580 and when the price drops in a couple of months then grab a second one. also grab another monitor if you have the money or even 3 for eyefinity
I plan to go triple monitor in the future but not the near future. I don't have the room for it right now and will be moving next year. I'll go triple monitor in a couple years XD
I thought that was overkill.

*off topic but my window was open and it is raining out and the top of my pc has little water droplets on it and there is a vent on top of my pc leading straight in. Probably not a good thing huh. /close window
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post #15 of 19
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Does this look like a good buy?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102918

Not sure I can justify the price difference from a 6970 to a 580 for me. From what I'v seen the performance difference isn't HUGE. And I'v had issues with Nvidia drivers before and never AMD's. Makes me lean a little more that way. (normally people say AMD has the driver issues but I guess I'v just been lucky there)
So does that look like a good 6970?
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post #16 of 19
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Does this look like a good buy?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102918

Not sure I can justify the price difference from a 6970 to a 580 for me. From what I'v seen the performance difference isn't HUGE. And I'v had issues with Nvidia drivers before and never AMD's. Makes me lean a little more that way. (normally people say AMD has the driver issues but I guess I'v just been lucky there)
So does that look like a good 6970?
yep thats a good buy imo. plus sapphire is one of the best manufacturers out there. at 1080p the 6970 should be perfect for ya. i have had no driver issues with amd as of yet.
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Does this look like a good buy?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102918

Not sure I can justify the price difference from a 6970 to a 580 for me. From what I'v seen the performance difference isn't HUGE. And I'v had issues with Nvidia drivers before and never AMD's. Makes me lean a little more that way. (normally people say AMD has the driver issues but I guess I'v just been lucky there)
So does that look like a good 6970?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161372

this isnt bad, the 6950 can OC good enough and even unlock into a 6970
or this one
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102929
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post #18 of 19
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yep thats a good buy imo. plus sapphire is one of the best manufacturers out there. at 1080p the 6970 should be perfect for ya. i have had no driver issues with amd as of yet.
Awesome! That's for the input. Will keep looking some more but if I go with a 6970 think that will be the one.

The only hiccup I have ever had with AMD drivers was when they wouldn't install on my friend's system properly and I had to do some manual cleaning to get it fixed. As for Nvidia... ohh the horrors of trying to get my GeForce 7600GT SLI to work. Corruption EVERYWHERE. And didn't show in screenshots. Very strange. Only works on extremely old drivers. Eventually I solved it, had to remove sli bridge and boom, all of a sudden it worked fine with newest drivers. Only lost 2-3% performance from removing it too... which was worth the benefit of updated drivers. Guess the pcie bandwidth could handle it fine. Very strange anyhow.
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post #19 of 19
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814161372

this isnt bad, the 6950 can OC good enough and even unlock into a 6970
or this one
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102929
Would rather not risk unlocking into 6970. Look like good cards though. Still convinced in 6970 however.
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