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I currently have 2 GTX 550 TI running on 3 Viewsonic 24 inch at 5760x1080. What would be the best setup for a 5760x1080 setup. It seems both cards are at about the same price $250-$300, which is the max I can do. Any suggestions/advice?
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I currently have 2 GTX 550 TI running on 3 Viewsonic 24 inch at 5760x1080. What would be the best setup for a 5760x1080 setup. It seems both cards are at about the same price $250-$300, which is the max I can do. Any suggestions/advice?

if you are in the US get a couple of HD 7950s and overclock it. the HIS Iceq with its fantastic cooler is available for USD 300. this cooler vents the hot air outside the cabinet. So its an ideal card for CF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407
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out of those options...7870
 
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out of those options...7870

Are there better options for that price range?
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7870. But if you like nvidia then take a 670, save and then take another one, 4gb of course.
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Hey, 

 

      You should be looking at these 7870's. AMD's cards provide a more steady and constant framerate, as nVidia cards do dips and spikes. Getting reference boards are a good thing so you are more able to expand to aftermarket cooling, or the pricey but efficient watercooling. Most aftermarket coolers are designed on reference boards. And, it's cheaper than the rest of the 7870's, so you can keep your wallet a little more gravity-fed, if you know what I mean.

 
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if you are in the US get a couple of HD 7950s and overclock it. the HIS Iceq with its fantastic cooler is available for USD 300. this cooler vents the hot air outside the cabinet. So its an ideal card for CF.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407
This. Since they are $300, they fit in your price range.
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If your willing to go $300 a pop I agree 7950 all day.
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Sapphire 7950 OC Versions (Dual X) are $320 each. Those would get my vote.
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My only concern about going with AMD is that not all games can be played in Eyefinity. The games that did not work for me were, The Witcher 2, LA Noire and other games. If I go with the crossfire setup, will I have the same issue?
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