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post #11 of 41
I'm using 2 X Asus 6950 on 3 monitors and everything runs sweet.

Bear in mind also, that if you decide to go for two 580s, you're probably going to have to invest in a bigger PSU.. The same could apply to the 6970s, depending on how far you OC them and your CPU.
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post #12 of 41
i too vote for 6900 series cards.

a single 6950 2gb will eyefinity with low-medium settings on 1080p x3, depending on the game. Get a single and wait to cf, or just go with cf from the get go. THere isn't enough of a performance increase for the price for me to recommend 6970/s
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I want to thank everyone for all the help so far. It means a lot. I think what I'll do is start with one 6950 (I'll buy it in a few weeks because price will only go down) then grab another when I see the need. I probably wouldn't even use 3 monitors for bf3. I was thinking for racing games, gta and overall multitasking.
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post #14 of 41
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I want to thank everyone for all the help so far. It means a lot. I think what I'll do is start with one 6950 (I'll buy it in a few weeks because price will only go down) then grab another when I see the need. I probably wouldn't even use 3 monitors for bf3. I was thinking for racing games, gta and overall multitasking.
racing games are the reason I want an eyefinity set-up and steering wheel.
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post #15 of 41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150563


If you can't find a decent price on the 6950 2GB's, the link above is a decent alternative (6870 2gb $210).

Just make sure whatever card you get has 2GB, since you're planning to run 3 monitors...you'll need that 2GB of vram
    
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post #16 of 41
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Okay now that I've got the card picked out what about timing? If I buy iy now it'll probably be on sale soon and I'll be a sad panda. The longer I wait the cheaper it gets. And the 7000 series will be out soon and I do have a 3.0 ready board (but no ivy bridge)
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post #17 of 41
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Okay now that I've got the card picked out what about timing? If I buy iy now it'll probably be on sale soon and I'll be a sad panda. The longer I wait the cheaper it gets. And the 7000 series will be out soon and I do have a 3.0 ready board (but no ivy bridge)
no time is better than now .

It's a good card for the price, it won't go on much of a sale when the 7k series is released, maybe only 10-15$
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no time is better than now .

It's a good card for the price, it won't go on much of a sale when the 7k series is released, maybe only 10-15$
What about Black Friday? Not only that but Newegg has a different sale every day, a 6950 is bound to turn up soon.

Anyone have a favorite brand? I was thinking HIS because it's the cheapest but at the same time that could be a really bad thing.
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What about Black Friday? Not only that but Newegg has a different sale every day, a 6950 is bound to turn up soon.

Anyone have a favorite brand? I was thinking HIS because it's the cheapest but at the same time that could be a really bad thing.
I wasn't around for last years black Friday sales, so I don't know if computer components are included by newegg.

If your in no rush, I'd be interested to see what you can pick up on a black friday sale .

HIS is a good brand, and bought new it comes with a warranty if anything happens .
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I wasn't around for last years black Friday sales, so I don't know if computer components are included by newegg.

If your in no rush, I'd be interested to see what you can pick up on a black friday sale .

HIS is a good brand, and bought new it comes with a warranty if anything happens .
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