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Originally Posted by soymilk View Post
thanks for chiming in

I think imma just go ahead and upgrade the psu and factor that outta the equation. I just wanted to get some feedback from people that tried both sides of the fence. Im not trying to start a brand war here, just trying to see whats going on.

Consider its intended use would be vision surround/eyefinity or playing at 2650x1600/1440. Which option would you pick?

a. 580 3gb sli ( $1000-1100 )
b. 6990 ( $700, or maybe $1000 if I add another 6970 or heck maybe another 6990 later down the road )
c. just keep the 590

I'm going to go ahead and get a new psu, anyone know a decent deal on a 1000w+ psu? Or just pony up the cash for an AX1200. I have a 6990 enroute to me right now, so I guess imma try it out for a while.
Again, the 580 3GB cards in SLI will be the FASTEST option there, period. They'll beat the tri fire 6970's after overclocks.

And you won't need 1000w PSU. A good solid 850w PSU will be MORE than enough, just like your current 750w is enough for your 590. Unless you have the PCIe cables plugged into the wrong ports on it or something (that could be possible).

Just check out the OCN PSU section, and stickied in there is a thread for the most recommended PSU's. Grab a good 850w (I'd go for the cheapest one on the list, as they'll all be great units), and a pair of GTX580 3GB cards and go to town. Enjoy having the fastest dual GPU setup possible.
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