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so im thinking i want to snag a another DCII and SLI them but im not sure. i know i can sell my DCII right now for $400 local and i was thinking should i sell my 580 and go for 2 6970 Lightnings for Crossfire? or should i keep my DCII and snag another one and SLI them? my main use for my pc is gaming and i also Just got and am LOVING my new S27A950 120hz monitor FYI i only use it for the 120Hz. i have tried 3D in the past and would much rather use the 120Hz.
    
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I would snag the extra 580, you already have one I don't see why you would get rid of it for 6970's unless you are unhappy with it.
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x2 580's = <3
x2 6970's = </3
 
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Get the extra 580 and then you will have the ultimate future proofing right there. I don't see why you would get the 6970's, you are soon to already have 2 580's. SO yes I would get another DC11.
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so im thinking i want to snag a another DCII and SLI them but im not sure. i know i can sell my DCII right now for $400 local and i was thinking should i sell my 580 and go for 2 6970 Lightnings for Crossfire? or should i keep my DCII and snag another one and SLI them? my main use for my pc is gaming and i also Just got and am LOVING my new S27A950 120hz monitor FYI i only use it for the 120Hz. i have tried 3D in the past and would much rather use the 120Hz.
Get the 2nd 580.
Re. the 120Hz monitor: I know, right? Amazing is all I can say about my monitor. Can you say "no smear"? In fast moving games my 120Hz'er images move with a liquid-like smoothness. I rarely use my 3D system.
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alright looks like another 580 it is... when i get paid lol
    
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I think you should just get another DCII and SLI. The 580's are top dog right now and two would be beastly.

I also know there are often problems for people who switch. The drivers for the red and the drivers for the green just don't get along and can make the switch horrible.
I also know that people often complain a lot about micro-stutter when it comes to ATi/AMD.

UNLESS, you actually need that extra bit of VRAM. Even though it normally won't beat two GTX 580's, two HD 6970's (especially the lightnings) would be ultrawesome. (Yes, I just made that word up.)
If you need a lot of VRAM, you might just want to sell the GTX 580, and then buy two 3GB GTX 580's.

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Think the only downside to SLI (in your instance) is the fact that since your card has a triple slot cooler that there isn't going to be a lot of room for cards to breathe...now someone with a similar configuration may be able to help more but that is the only flaw I see in the plan
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Think the only downside to SLI (in your instance) is the fact that since your card has a triple slot cooler that there isn't going to be a lot of room for cards to breathe...now someone with a similar configuration may be able to help more but that is the only flaw I see in the plan
This is true, I have personally run DCUII cards stacked and they seemed to be fine though. I separated them by one slot eventually be eliminating my sound card and temps improved a small amount.
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Think the only downside to SLI (in your instance) is the fact that since your card has a triple slot cooler that there isn't going to be a lot of room for cards to breathe...now someone with a similar configuration may be able to help more but that is the only flaw I see in the plan
As long as he has good airflow, the heat should just go out the back. Even though the cards take up three slots, there's lots of room for airflow.

I can totally see your concern if he has crappy airflow though.

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This is true, I have personally run DCUII cards stacked and they seemed to be fine though. I separated them by one slot eventually be eliminating my sound card and temps improved a small amount.
However, that's from someone who has owned them so take his word for it (and take mine with a grain of salt + ).
 
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