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Edited my post to fit that $1300-$1400 budget a little more than a single 6990 would
Thanks, you've been a load of help so far. I'm not so much concerned with the immediate best, I'd like to leave the option open for an upgrade, so a single card would be best for immediate purchase.
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You're getting some terrible advice in this thread. I'd proceed with extreme caution. Raiding SSDs will offer you nothing in a gaming build (no improvement in access times, no improvement in random read/write), but will eat up a decent chunk of your budget. I could go on, but I don't want attack anyone.
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You're getting some terrible advice in this thread. I'd proceed with extreme caution. Raiding SSDs will offer you nothing in a gaming build (no improvement in access times, no improvement in random read/write), but will eat up a decent chunk of your budget. I could go on, but I don't want attack anyone.
I haven't really paid attention to much discussion of SSDs in this thread so far, but they I'm not particularly interested in ancillary improvements at the moment. The 2500k and GPU discussions are more pressing at the moment.
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post #34 of 43
Whatever card you go with - I'd recommend getting the 2gb version if available as the extra vram will be usefull
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Whatever card you go with - I'd recommend getting the 2gb version if available as the extra vram will be usefull
Are there any retailers in particular that deal in the 2gb versions?
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BF3 maxes anything less - so I'm assuming as games get larger and more detailed it will become more of an issue - depends on what you want to play.

I know EVGA and ASUS have 2gb versions of the 570/580 - the 3gb is just overkill
and of course the 6950/6970 are 2gb by multiple retailers
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BF3 maxes anything less - so I'm assuming as games get larger and more detailed it will become more of an issue - depends on what you want to play.

I know EVGA and ASUS have 2gb versions of the 570/580 - the 3gb is just overkill
and of course the 6950/6970 are 2gb by multiple retailers
Late reply, but what's a solid price for the 2gb?
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Late reply, but what's a solid price for the 2gb?
I don't think I have ever seen a 2GB version for the 580. Either way, the 3GB isn't overkill if you plan on doing 3 Monitors/3D vision. For 1080p, 1.5GB should be fine in MOST situations. With the new BF3 however, a 3GB is needed if you want to max everything. 1080 uses about 1.6-1.8GB of VRAM.

Long story short, go for the 3GB. If you want to save the money and don't care for max everything on BF3 but max most of it, go for 1.5GB version.

Go for either the 570 or the 6970. The 580 if you want the best single gpu. Keep in mind that the 570/6970 are better price for performance cards. The 580 only gives about 15% higher performance than the 570. SLi 570s or CF 6970s are better than the 580 by far but keep in mind you could SLi the 580 down the road.

In the end, the 580 isn't a bad card to choose. I would recommend it if and only if you don't mind the price tag with it.
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MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition $594
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589
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Best thing to do is to get the i5 2500k & a single GTX 580, as for the MOBO the ASUS P8P67 Pro would be a nice choice
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