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should I Watercool my two 6990s or instead go for 3x EVGA GTX580 Classified 3gb?

post #1 of 19
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this, I've been offered three 3gb 580 classys for 2680, but I have also been thinking of watercooling my two cards because I sold my other 1.5 580s and nao I have the money

what would you do if both options (3x vga - 2x vga+wc) cost the same in total? thx
post #2 of 19
I'd go with water cooling the 6990s. It could be a much quieter setup with slower fans.
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I'd personally go for the 580's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post
I'd personally go for the 580's.
U'd rly go for the 580s when the 6990s would be COMPLETELY silent, consume less power and would perform better with overclock?
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I don't think I will ever see another person with a gtx580 as a physx card...
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How about 2 classifieds and use the rest for surround
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post #7 of 19
The three GTX580's would probably be a better solution if you plan on doing a multi monitor setup do to less micro stuttering and seem to have better multi GPU drivers, however, if it's for a single monitor, then either solution would work, but the HD6990's would be water cooled and overclock better. You could get three GTX580's and water cool them also since you would be selling your HD6990's off. Also, the other thing you will need to consider is if you will have enough rad to cool the either setup and be able to fit it inside your case. In your current case, you would need the rads external as I don't think a single triple rad would be enough for either setup, but you never know.
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i'd go with 6990s wc'd, based on the fact the 580 classifieds are so ugly.
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U'd rly go for the 580s when the 6990s would be COMPLETELY silent, consume less power and would perform better with overclock?
Yep. I've had bad experiences with multi-GPU setups, so dual dual-gpu cards sounds like a nightmare to me. I'd try to keep it to as few GPUs as possible.
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