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post #11 of 19
Wait, so you aren't wc'ing the 580s? Then definitely I'd go with WC'ing the quad fire 6990s. Performance is about equal and you'll see awesome temps, plus silent.
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6990's seems to be a pretty good idea. You don't spend as much money, you get to water cool and keep everything a little bit quieter, it should beast all games for a while, and it should be able to handle all those games at any resolution.

Unless you do folding@home, then get them GTX 580's!

EDIT: Just noticed you said if they cost the same. I'm thinking though the ATi/AMD set-up would be a little less expensive.
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post #13 of 19
I would stick with the 6990's you have. I can't believe you have a 580 as physx though. Sell it lol.

I don't like the way the classy's look. Also if I were to go with the 580's, I would go with the 580 3gb Hydro Copper 2. Friend of mine was debating between the classy or the 580 hydro copper 2 and the copper 2's look better. They also have a great block. The Classy water cooled edition is hydro copper (not 2) so I don't know if they use the same restrictive block as the old one.

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post #14 of 19
Watercool the 6990s fasho.

Btw guys, OP isn't the only owner of a 6990 cfx + 580 ppu, look up ken[some additional numbers here], he provides help often, got the same gpu setup, pretty crazy.
     
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post #15 of 19
OP you ALREADY owns 6990's quad.....obviously water cool them. The jet engines will go slient and keep your 580 Physx card. Already own a great set up.

Beside it'd be more of a side grade than upgrade if you did anything else. Have FUN!
     
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Keep the 6990's.
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/jaw drops
You have a 580 as a physx
Sorry for going off topic
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post #18 of 19
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OP you ALREADY owns 6990's quad.....obviously water cool them. The jet engines will go slient and keep your 580 Physx card. Already own a great set up.

Beside it'd be more of a side grade than upgrade if you did anything else. Have FUN! thumb.gif

sure, I just got attracted to those classifieds because of the vrms, 3gigs of ram and overclocking capabilities(???) but since the first moment I was wondering if those cards would actually perform worse than watercooling my setup because of what?, 3 gpus vs 4 gpus+great overclocking??, so I couldn't and I still can't completely make my mind biggrin.gif

supposedly there were some caps taken by TiN around the net which show something like 1020/2400 of maximum clocks done with those classified cards .. but at least I can reach p16600+ in 3dm11 with my setup and I think my cards are pretty good clockers.. 1000/1500 for benching at stock ausum voltage biggrin.gif

really can't decide what to do frown.gif
post #19 of 19
Unless youre a benchaholic and running a slush box or a refrigeration unit with you rads, those vrms aren't going to do much for ya. Watercooling is only gonna take it do far, and a 6990s 6+1(I think, per gpu) is fine even for high voltage under water.
Though I'm just giving ametur hour advice here. You've gotta ask the real experts, I'm not one.

But take my advice, unless your benching, for daily clocks under water your 6990d are fine, you don't need the hassle of getting the 580 quad classified hydro coopers.
     
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