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Then get Crossfire 6950s for the same price as a single 580.
This is what I did, very happy with my purchase!
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Then get Crossfire 6950s for the same price as a single 580.
If its the same price wouldn't it be better to stick with the 580? Or does the performance of two blow away the 580.
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the 6950 kinda destroys the 580.

****BUT!!!! and trust me on this one, i have said this at LEAST 5 times today. a single GPU is much much much easier to handle

SLI - Correct drivers, a ton of frustration. ***MICROSTUTTER! you must read about microstutter if you are to buy SLI/CF, you have to make sure that your cards are supported by games and it is just a massive headache
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if its the same price wouldn't it be better to stick with the 580? or does the performance of two blow away the 580.
by far
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If its the same price wouldn't it be better to stick with the 580? Or does the performance of two blow away the 580.
I am taking this post from another thread.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...s-1-gtx-2.html

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Here are some comparisons for thought.

SLi 580 vs. CF 6950

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...d%5B5078%5D=on

580 vs. 6950

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...d%5B4827%5D=on

Price of 2 EVGA 580s = $979.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587

Price of 2 6950 = $529.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102945

So let's see what conclusions can be drawn from all of this information.

1. A single 580 wipes the floor with a single 6950.
2. CF 6950 BARELY perform less then SLi 580s.
3. CF 6950 cost $450 less then SLi 580s.

Like I said, after really thinking it over it becomes an easy decision.
Here is a link comparing 2 6950s to a single 580.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...d%5B4835%5D=on

The performance difference is considerable.
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Save up $500 more and get what you want...
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It will actually be more expensive then a single GTX 580, and he is trying to cut down on costs rather then increase .

So bud your really only options are, wait until you have 1600 or

Cut back on the GPU/case/RAM/CPU cooler/ CPU (a 2500k will still get that job done but if you reallly!!! need that performance then it is up to you)
More expensive by what? $10-30 depending on manufacturer and particular card? (not even considering rebates) The money he will be saving on cutting back on CPU, RAM, and CASE still puts him at a huge savings to pull off the drastic increase in performance he will see from going with CF 6950s over a single 580.
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More expensive by what? $10-30 depending on manufacturer and particular card? (not even considering rebates) The money he will be saving on cutting back on CPU, RAM, and CASE still puts him at a huge savings to pull off the drastic increase in performance he will see from going with CF 6950s over a single 580.
Yeah I'm not considering the CF 6950, just afraid of the microstutter or any driver issues with any game etc..


But because I'm noob, how does the i7 2600(k), compare to an i5 2500(k) when it comes to HT for video editing. Is it that much faster?

I used to have a stock clocked Q9550, will the difference be night and day if I just go i5?
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More expensive by what? $10-30 depending on manufacturer and particular card? (not even considering rebates) The money he will be saving on cutting back on CPU, RAM, and CASE still puts him at a huge savings to pull off the drastic increase in performance he will see from going with CF 6950s over a single 580.
ok massive difference in 2600K to the 2500K not that drastic,

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288

As well as ram from 16 to 8gb, your computer does not even utilize half of it, even if you are rendering or editing.

Now AGAIN! READ MY POST ABOUT CROSSFIRE AND SLI. Dont just say omg the charts show it is SO! amazing, yeah until you actually try it, yeah then come and talk to me
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