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Originally Posted by allupinya View Post
i would go single GTX or pick up some 6970s for CF for pretty cheap!
shame I missed the $200 6970 sale on Amazon, but I'm going to look around a bit for similar deals on them
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shame I missed the $200 6970 sale on Amazon, but I'm going to look around a bit for similar deals on them
Still $250-low$300 is cheap imo

Plenty 6990s around for 5-600 too, there was one locally for $550 a few days ago, I wanted to get it but no way I could justify hundreds of dollars in unused pc parts =/
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@jlells01

those benchmarks completely contradict what i have seen originally for the BF3,cant remember exactly who ran the benchmarks i first saw for BF3 but they showed the GTX480 to be quite a bit in front of the 6950 in this game.

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@jlells01

those benchmarks completely contradict what i have seen originally for the BF3,cant remember exactly who ran the benchmarks i first saw for BF3 but they showed the GTX480 to be quite a bit in front of the 6950 in this game.

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If you've got benchmarks showing a GTX 480 to be "quite a bit in front" of the 6950 running 1920x1200 (high quality, 0xMSAA/16xAF), we'd all certainly love to see it.
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Topic. I sold my old components a few days ago, and just picked up a new mobo/cpu today at microcenter.

I'm looking to buy a video card. I don't have any strong preference on AMD/nVidia (I had a couple of 8800 GTS G92's last build, and they were fine), as my board suppors both Crossfire and SLI in case I want to go that route down the line.

I'm going to be playing in 1200p on a 24" monitor (I have two monitors in my setup right now, but I'd prefer to play on a single one), and am looking to max out what I can. I'm predominantly going to be gaming on this rig (BF3, M2033, maybe skyrim), and may watercool the cards (I have a custom loop for my CPU, and might add a second rad and buy a waterblock for whichever card I buy). Cost isn't a huge factor, but I don't want to drop something like $700 on a single card.

Also, any loose estimates on when the new cards for each company are set to drop? I might go with the EVGA route for the step-up program if new nVidias are set to drop soon.

Thanks in advance!
Go with 2x xfx hd6950 1gb($209 for each card at newegg)
you will get killer performence.
Much better than a gtx580 that also for $100 less.
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Go with 2x xfx hd6950 1gb($209 for each card at newegg)
you will get killer performence.
Much better than a gtx580 that also for $100 less.
This.

Thats a great deal and you can OC them both for some extra performance if needed.
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I have a 1200p monitor and I am using a GTX 460. In BF3 I get around 30 FPS on mostly high settings. I am planning on SLI'ing in the future though.

If I had to do it all over again I would get a 570. The 580 is still incredibly overpriced, and the 570 is still a great card. Buy one now and another a year later and you will be in great shape.
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