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Just a reminder, the third card you buy has a really a poor bang for buck factor, because you're only going to get 35-45% more fps from it. It costs the same as the 2nd card, but gives you half the benefit, at best. And even that benefit doesn't have any practical value in any game you're already maxing out and getting perfectly smooth FPS with your two existing cards ... which is probably a lot of games with a couple 580's.

My guess is that your $450 investment will end up getting you like an extra level of AA or two in like 3 games, and aside from that, have very little *practical*, noticeable benefit other than the joy of looking up at Fraps and seeing a slightly higher FPS number. But it'll make your system run a LOT hotter and noisier ... and set you back $450.
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You'll notice a gain in FPS by upgrading to x79 with it's ability to have high clocks which will push your two current 580s. No need to go for a third at the ridculous price they are at as of now.
    
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LOL AMD 8xxx series is coming out in the next 2 years... Kepler is in april, anyways... are you sure your CPU is not keeping up in games? cuz mine is perfectly fine.... also, you dont NEED 120 FPS to take advantage of a 120hz screen, in fact anything past 60 FPS is taking advantage of your 120hz panel already...not only that, but the human eye can only see around 80 - 100 FPS anyways dual GTX 580's is enough.... if i were you, i would hold out, grab you X79 rig, and check out Kepler which Nvidia Claims is far superior to the 7970 line

Can people please stop spreading this?
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It has almost nothing to do with what the human eye can or cannot see. It ultimately has to do with how it feels while you're playing. Playing a game at 20fps or even 30fps does not feel good. It doesn't feel smooth or fluent. It's irritating because of the laggy, inaccurate input. However, this isn't the case while watching a movie. 24fps looks just right and is enjoyable to watch. The difference lies between watching and controlling.
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I like to play quake based games like call of duty at 200+fps. Why?

You shoot slightly faster.
You reload slightly faster.
You have less recoil.
Your animation is faster.

I like to keep my fps above 100 in games too. It just feels a lot smoother than 60. Although 60 fps is still fine with me in games(but call of duty), i like it up there
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