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What are some of you even talking about? OP does not need ivy bridge, OP definitely does NOT need 4gb VRAM.

OP is playing in 1080p; in order to hit 120FPS with a RESPECTABLE MINIMUM FRAME RATE on Ultra , OP will need 2 GTX 680 in SLI.

OC the cards as appropriate to get your money's worth of course.

If you're upgrading your CPU to an i5-2500k (as you have mentioned) and safe oc it to 4.5ghz, it will NOT bottleneck your GPUs.

You do NOT need 4GB Vram because you're only playing in 1080p and if you want AA, you could opt for TXAA. Memory allocation is NOT memory usage.
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What are some of you even talking about? OP does not need ivy bridge, OP definitely does NOT need 4gb VRAM.
OP is playing in 1080p; in order to hit 120FPS with a RESPECTABLE MINIMUM FRAME RATE on Ultra , OP will need 2 GTX 680 in SLI.
OC the cards as appropriate to get your money's worth of course.
If you're upgrading your CPU to an i5-2500k (as you have mentioned) and safe oc it to 4.5ghz, it will NOT bottleneck your GPUs.
You do NOT need 4GB Vram because you're only playing in 1080p and if you want AA, you could opt for TXAA. Memory allocation is NOT memory usage.

I believe my prior post shows that CPU isn't all that important in BF3 thumb.gif

However I don't know how those numbers would change with SLI/CFX
     
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i run bf3 at a steady 110 fps on my system on ultra settings
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i run bf3 at a steady 110 fps on my system on ultra settings

With 4x MSAA? rolleyes.gif


Of course not, i'm just playing the bad guy thumb.gif
     
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Hmm... with MSAA and AA? Completely maxed out?
I'm thinking a 580 SLI OCed might do the trick... at least the 3GB model.

On my 2 lightning xtremes my absolute minimum is 80fps but vsync keeps me at a consistant 110-120fps anyways. Without vsync I go as high as 140fps.
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I can't quite explain it, but while I don't "see" it visually, I definitely feel the difference between the two when I'm playing redface.gif

You can definitely feel the difference. Just like when I used to play WoW on an old laptop @ 20FPS, then going to a 2600K/GTX 580 rig, and never dipping below 60FPS (vSync on). Going back to that laptop, I felt almost retarded/dizzy looking at that 20FPS crap.

Anyone who says 120HZ isn't a difference is purely ignorant until they try it.

Anyway, my 2 cents... if you are going with 3 displays, I would wait for the 4GB GTX 680s and SLI 2 of them, or else grab like 3 7970s and do TriFire.

EDIT: I know comparing 20FPS to 100FPS isn't valid, I am simply pointing out that you can always tell the difference between framerates once you get used to certain standards.
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You can definitely feel the difference. Just like when I used to play WoW on an old laptop @ 20FPS, then going to a 2600K/GTX 580 rig, and never dipping below 60FPS (vSync on). Going back to that laptop, I felt almost retarded/dizzy looking at that 20FPS crap.
Anyone who says 120HZ isn't a difference is purely ignorant until they try it.
Anyway, my 2 cents... if you are going with 3 displays, I would wait for the 4GB GTX 680s and SLI 2 of them, or else grab like 3 7970s and do TriFire.
EDIT: I know comparing 20FPS to 100FPS isn't valid, I am simply pointing out that you can always tell the difference between framerates once you get used to certain standards.

Absolutely true. I took one of my 580's out last week for the heck of it, and although it did run ultra with no hitches, 50 or 60fps just looks downright bad to me and my eyes can focus as well, compared to a consistent vsync 120
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From the benchmarks I've seen, the 680 slows down as the resolution increases - compared to ATI cards that is. I think that's because of the 384 bit memory bus. Maybe wait and see what the rest of the kepler line up has in store.
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Get 2x 680s, OC them a bit, and then modify your AA setting to get a consistent 120. The difference between 8x and 2x AA is relatively small, as observed by a naked eye.

With high refresh rates, you gotta compromise. Unless you crap money, that is.
    
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I don't mean to derail the thread, but for those playing with vsync, we had a discussion about it here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1234021

Give it a shot without vsync thumb.gif
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