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post #11 of 75
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oh man you guys have me more on the fence with every post lol.
I was looking at 3 6970 cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102918
can have all 3 for 1000$ then spend another 400-500 to put them under water. I have a 480 rad in my closet collecting dust. My main concern is dealing with a company that I havent dealt with before. I am a evga guy 99% of the time because they always take care of me. I really want the best bang for the buck.
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Get eVGA reference 3GB GTX 580's, they honor the warranty even they were underwater as long as you put the stock cooler back.
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oh man you guys have me more on the fence with every post lol.
I was looking at 3 6970 cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102918
can have all 3 for 1000$ then spend another 400-500 to put them under water. I have a 480 rad in my closet collecting dust. My main concern is dealing with a company that I havent dealt with before. I am a evga guy 99% of the time because they always take care of me. I really want the best bang for the buck.
I'd get the 3 6970 just for the extra frames but some people are scared of more than 3 cards. The 6970's are definitely a better deal, but again, if you don't like the idea of 3 cards then the 580's are for you

Just a note that at 1920x1080 my 570 uses 1106 mb of vram
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post #15 of 75
3 is better then 2 for more then the obvious FPS increase...it seems that it also tends to counteract some of the issues with micro-stuttering that you get with multi-gpu setups.

I would personally go 6990 + 6970, 3 6970, or 3 3gb 580

4 gpu setups are a little to tricky to setup to be pain free so I wouldn't go with that unless I you got a steal
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post #16 of 75
2 6990s would be great for future games........but for now its hardly bieng getting used
i would say go for 6990+6970 above 3 6970(cuz of airflow) provides the best scaling for games and u can always add another 6970 for quadfire if AMD provides better quadfire support later
     
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That price is astonishingly reasonable compared to the 590! I'd say do it. Qfire/Qsli can be a PITA but as drivers improve it can only get better.
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post #18 of 75
I would get two nvidia gtx 580 3gb versions from evga...making sure the serial number ended in AR meaning lifetime warrenty..this is the one

here ya go

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130655


EDIT....or 6990s are good too...i want to give nvidia a try next time i upgrade thou
Edited by d33r - 10/17/11 at 10:12pm
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Be advised though I read that 6990 are noisy. But there hellavu good cards.
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Ok so with 1 6990 and one 6970 how much vram will i have?
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