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MSI Lighting Extreme also "looks" better:

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3x 6970s
1x 6990 + 1x 6970
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2x GTX580 Lightnings

Will last you a very long time either option you go.
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And what 2x msi gtx580 lightning xtreme gives more than 1x?I can spend not more than 1500$ on GPU.But that 'll be investing in future.
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MSI Lighting Extreme also "looks" better:
Yes... yes it does.

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msi lightning FTW
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Still need answer
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And what 2x msi gtx580 lightning xtreme gives more than 1x?I can spend not more than 1500$ on GPU.But that 'll be investing in future.
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Go for the 2 x MSI Lightning Extreme 3GB. You won't be disappointed at all. They can OC really well just on air and don't get too noisy. Barely audible for me. If you don't like them then nothing will satisfy you. lol.
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Go for the 2 x MSI Lightning Extreme 3GB. You won't be disappointed at all. They can OC really well just on air and don't get too noisy. Barely audible for me. If you don't like them then nothing will satisfy you. lol.
After 2-3 years. Should i add thrid light extr 3gb or just newest gpu atm?
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After 2-3 years. Should i add thrid light extr 3gb or just newest gpu atm?
There's really no way to answer this until 2-3 years actually goes by, and we see what the options are at that time.

My guess is that PROBABLY, in 2-3 years, it will make sense to buy something new rather than going tri-SLI 580 3GB.

If you'd bought a top-end SLI setup 3 years ago, right now you would have something like 2 x 9800GTX 512MB. Going back 2 years ago, you'd have a pair of GTX280/285 1GB, or, at best 2 x 5870 1GB.

At this moment, I doubt anyone would recommend adding a 3rd of any one of the cards vs. upgrading to something more recent.

HOWEVER, the 2 x GTX580 3GB is *such* a powerful setup, w/a relative plethora of VRAM, I think the chances that this particular setup will 'last' 2-3 years is actually quite good.

But I still doubt that in 2 years (let alone 3), the logical upgrade step would be a 3rd GTX580 3GB. Heck, it may well be difficult to find one anymore at that point ... esp. if you're expecting to buy a brand-new one.
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