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I'm in the process of building my first gaming rig, I'm after a little advice on which way to go with my GPU. I play BF3 and cliffs of Dover and other similar fps games. I will be running a 2700k clocked to about 4.5 (unsure of exact mobo yet, will be high end). I was looking at a GTX 580 at first, then adding another a bit further down the track. I have no idea which brand and or size GPU to go for? Should i just go with the 580 or maybe 2 x 560 ti first? If you think 580 is the way to what amount of vram should I be looking at for those sorts of games? I'll be using a 27" monitor. Any info would be greatly appreciated! ( also mobo recommendations would be great)
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For the gpus this has always helped others and myself

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php

As for a mobo

I love my classified
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Thanks for the reply, I'll be sure to check that link out!
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For BF3 enjoyment definately the GTX580, like the MSI Lightning. 560Ti's in SLI would be faster, but you need to think of logical upgrade paths down the line. So a GTX580 would be the best move since you could just pop another in when suited.

Regarding VRAM for 1080p resolutions 1.5GB is enough, 3GB is only an option for surround users or if you have plenty of money.
 
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For BF3 enjoyment definately the GTX580, like the MSI Lightning. 560Ti's in SLI would be faster, but you need to think of logical upgrade paths down the line. So a GTX580 would be the best move since you could just pop another in when suited.

Regarding VRAM for 1080p resolutions 1.5GB is enough, 3GB is only an option for surround users or if you have plenty of money.
Thanks for that info, looks like a 580 is the way to go, I have heard many reports about bf3 being VRAM hungry, that's what made me think twice about what I should purchase!
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Thanks for the reply, I'll be sure to check that link out!
That site that i posted you will allow you to compare cards side by side and by the numbers. You can also overclock them and add multi gpu setups.
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That site that i posted you will allow you to compare cards side by side and by the numbers. You can also overclock them and add multi gpu setups.
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i'd always recommend a fast single card that can be SLI'd/Crossfire'd down the road.
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