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Nope, no discount for me. Am I bottlenecking anything with this build? The display okay? Will the graphics card suffice? Im looking to max everything right out of the gate (notably gta4 with gionight) and then down the road i can add another 580 for gta 5.. would this be good?
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post #42 of 84
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Originally Posted by SMK View Post
Of course two cards will get 190% over ONE card.

But does he want to deal with crossfire driver problems? Or does he want to play the game...

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Should I go that route? My fear there is that it seems most game if not ported are coded for nvidia chipsets. But im all about performance, what do you suggest?
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post #43 of 84
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Nope, no discount for me. Am I bottlenecking anything with this build? The display okay? Will the graphics card suffice? Im looking to max everything right out of the gate (notably gta4 with gionight) and then down the road i can add another 580 for gta 5.. would this be good?
Yeah, overclock the 2500k and it will massacre gta4.

Did you get my recommendation about the case?

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post #44 of 84
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Absolutely.. switched to the white one 7) Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139010

looks awesome! what would you do? that one 580 for now? or do the two cheaper ati cards somebody suggested on their build here in sli?
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post #45 of 84
Are you going to want a 2nd card down the road if you get a higher end one now?

What games besides gta4?

And two ati cards together are crossfire

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post #46 of 84
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My play tastes gear towards sandbox/fps games and mostly nothing else. Battlefield series/GTA.. Im not sure what crossfiring really does.. i just read somewhere that GTA 4 and the graphic modifications greatly benefit from it. If I can max games out now with this config i can wait and add another 580 down the road if neccesary.. or if the two lower end cards together blow it away.. making upgrading for a long time unnecessary.. ill opt for that
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post #47 of 84
You could even trifire your 6950s later on for some serious raping.
post #48 of 84
SLI is nvidia tech, crossfire is AMD tech. Both are combining cards. Honestly, I would get two 6950s.

In Toms Hardwares bf3 test, two 6950s are equal to or greater than two 580s. When you see that a 580 is around 499$, and a 6950 is around 279-350$... It makes sense.. To me at least.

Plus if you're really feeling froggy, you can tri-fire and add a third 6950 with that mobo. I'll have to look at the power requirements for three for ya

Edit: you will be fine with 850w, three 6950s, everything overclocked if you want it.

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Edited by SMK - 10/28/11 at 4:10pm
    
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post #49 of 84
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Just got home, looking into those now.. how exactly does sli/crossfire setup? plug them both in and it works, or is there something more special ot the installation? I'm able to get a buddy to help, just curious for myself. thanks much
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post #50 of 84
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does it matter which one i double up on? which brand is trustier?

im looking at these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161372

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102945
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