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post #11 of 27
I'm much happier with my single GTX580 than I was with 2 x 5870's. My minimum framerates are better and framerate consistancy is much better. I will be trying out 2 x GTX580 when prices drop a little. I don't think you can go wrong either way.
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post #12 of 27
My vote is the best single GPU you can afford, unless you plan on doing triple monitor.

Also, while you might think about doing an eventual SLI/crossfire, keep in mind that it probably won't happen. The upcoming 28m cards should be about twice as fast as this generation, so it'll probably make more sense to sell the old card and buy a new one vs buying a 2nd card.
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post #13 of 27
Two 6950's is a great deal especially If you could find two that can be unlocked to 6970,however if you can wait a month or two you can grab an HD 79xx which you can later crossfire or at the very least get the 6950's at a reduced price point.
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post #14 of 27
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Thanks all. I'm leaning either GTX570 or 580. That $160 price gap is really making the 570 look like a great deal.

And thanks for advice to sell it when new cards come out.
post #15 of 27
if you get a 580 i would get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567 over that EVGA as the MSI one will be more silent and less hot and overall better in every way unless you want evgas warranty
    
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GTX 580.
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Originally Posted by Evil-Jester View Post

if you get a 580 i would get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567 over that EVGA as the MSI one will be more silent and less hot and overall better in every way unless you want evgas warranty

Any advice on particular GTX570 to get? That price difference is too much for me.

I'm thinking this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
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Any advice on particular GTX570 to get? That price difference is too much for me.
I'm thinking this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

if your going to get a 570 get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582 its a non ref PCB so you can OC further Plus your not gonna have to worrie at all about frying your VRAM with it unlike some 570's
    
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post #19 of 27
one Gigabyte GTX 580 SOC +1~
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definitlely two decent ones. my cards have the same perf as a gtx580 at about 150 dollars less. thumb.gif
    
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