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What is wrong with you? Why the hell are you planning on spending $1500 on just video cards to play a damn video game?
THIS IS AN ENTHUSIAST'S FORUM.
I'm sure he plans to play other games anyways.
     
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post #32 of 75
x2 msi lightning 580 3gb + a dedicated phisx card?
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Originally Posted by d33r View Post
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
here is the same card but cheaper on amazon.

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post #34 of 75
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THIS IS AN ENTHUSIAST'S FORUM.
I'm sure he plans to play other games anyways.
The Smart enthusiast knows he can enjoy this game without $1500 in GPU's. And still likely max it out.
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post #35 of 75
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What is wrong with you? Why the hell are you planning on spending $1500 on just video cards to play a damn video game?
Could say the same for just about any other hobby. Nothing new here
post #36 of 75
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The Smart enthusiast knows he can enjoy this game without $1500 in GPU's. And still likely max it out.
His resolution is 1600p, no he can't just "Max" out anything. It's not like he WILL spend that sort of cash, its that he can. It's his hobby, I'd say go for the best or don't go for anything.
     
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Could say the same for just about any other hobby. Nothing new here
I rather enjoy not being able to completely max out a game right away. I still haven't maxed out Oblivion with Quarls Texture Pack III. My next rig will, shortly after Skyrim comes out. I will still be playing Oblivion, along side skyrim.
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What should I get to run BF3 at max settings and still have great framerate at 2560x1440 res. I am ok with ATI or Nvidia 2-3 cards is ok as well. I want a card/cards that have a good warrenty. thank you in advance.
6990 with 4GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102927

Then watercool it and OC the crap out of it.
EDIT: Oh wait, forgot the warranty thing. In this case leave it with stock cooling and do a mild OC (10%).

Alternatively, 2 580s would serve you well, but would cost more and the performance would likely not be much more, but I believe they run quieter than a 6990.
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2x or 3x 3gb 580s will give u the best performance, and most Vrm to play with, they are the best cards available at the moment9ignoring cost, and tri/ quad sli/crossfire has been shown to be really good at bring down mico stuttering, was reading an artical (cant find it, was in the new here on OCN.net) that showed the adding of a third card nealy killed all micro stuttering,

best performance, 3x 3gb 580s,
have fun,
if the 580s don't feel right when u get them, feel free to give them a home at my place ha

PS. people who are saying 6990 has 4gb of vrm is only kinda right, that's 2 gb per core, so the 3 gb 580s have more, just to avoid confusing
Edited by george_orm - 10/18/11 at 1:10pm
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I rather enjoy not being able to completely max out a game right away. I still haven't maxed out Oblivion with Quarls Texture Pack III. My next rig will, shortly after Skyrim comes out. I will still be playing Oblivion, along side skyrim.
Well if you got the Green, why not?
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