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So, I've been running my rig with 2x 580s and loved the performance I got from them, but alas one of them tragically died a few months back sad-smiley-002.gif

Unfortunately a single 580 isn't giving me the performance I want so I'm looking to upgrade. I've already been offered £300 cash for the remaining 580 on top of my meager £200 budget so I have £500 to play with.

I can't afford to drop £300+ on another 580 so I've looked at the following options, all of which are within my budget:
  • 2x GTX 570
  • 1x GTX 680
  • 1x HD 7970


I don't know which solution to choose. Any advice would be appreciated thumb.gif
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How'd it die?
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How'd it die?

Coolant leak.
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So, I've been running my rig with 2x 580s and loved the performance I got from them, but alas one of them tragically died a few months back sad-smiley-002.gif
Unfortunately a single 580 isn't giving me the performance I want so I'm looking to upgrade. I've already been offered £300 cash for the remaining 580 on top of my meager £200 budget so I have £500 to play with.
I can't afford to drop £300+ on another 580 so I've looked at the following options, all of which are within my budget:
  • 2x GTX 570
  • 1x GTX 680
  • 1x HD 7970
I don't know which solution to choose. Any advice would be appreciated thumb.gif

all of them would be decent an handle anything, personally i would go with the 7970 an oc it. or the sli 570's. but u sholuld wait just a lil bit an see the new cards nvidia will be releasing soon. but im sure the 3gb on the 7970 would be really good for your 3 displays
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