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I really like the idea of saving money and getting two 6950s then flashing/unlocking them but I'm afraid of having problems with them down the road.
Also be careful because I've heard that some manufacturers are using a different process or somesuch in the 6950s that makes them perma-locked or something. Haven't followed it too closely, but you should be aware and do some research.

As for trouble? If you go Sapphire for AMD and EVGA for nVidia the only trouble you might encounter is downtime during an RMA; which are quick (EVGA shipped my RMA the same day they received my card).
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post #12 of 15
I would get a single 580 and like some one else said down the road when they a little cheaper you can SLI them and be right back on top.
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OP never mentioned about the size of his monitor so 590/6990 is an overkill for 22"-25" monitor.
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post #14 of 15
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OP never mentioned about the size of his monitor so 590/6990 is an overkill for 22"-25" monitor.
the size of a monitor doesn't matter. it's the resolution that matters.
post #15 of 15
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OP never mentioned about the size of his monitor so 590/6990 is an overkill for 22"-25" monitor.
Overkill? That dosent compute on OCN. Now, not enough or just right I can understand.

I'll have just enough for my single 1920x1200 120Hz monitor when I SLI my GTX 580.
     
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