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Virtual surround used to be(and probably still is) worse than Eyefinity, so if you are going for a surrond set up your best bet is a pair of 7970(don't have to get Ghz, you can OC yourself I think) with good factory OC and cooling.

Vapor-X 7970 is extra thick(2.05") and might be troublesome to air cool with limited space between two cards, get a slimmer card with a proven cooling solution like the Gigabyte 7970(1.5") with Windforce 3X, don't know much about other 7970 cards but just read up on reviews.

whats is so bad about it?

    
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whats is so bad about it?

Virtual surround isn't bad, it is just that Eyefinity is a more mature technology that performs better. It is like 3D Vision 2 vs HD3D, HD3D isn't terrible but just isn't as good as Vision 2. Plus this gen Nvidia card have lesser Vram & Ram bus speed which don't help either.

Regarding Vapor-X, the thing you are loosing with a .5" thicker card in SLI is that the top card are getting less intake air(since it can only take in air that's between it's fan and the bottom card's PCB, the shorter this distance is the less intake it gets with the same Fan%), thus it will run hotter.

This is a bigger issue with Custom Fan style cooler since your intake is already mixed with hot exhaust from the bottom card.
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Virtual surround isn't bad, it is just that Eyefinity is a more mature technology that performs better.

What source(s) do you have to back this up? This is always brought up in discussions regarding multi-monitor setups but I've yet to see anyone actually prove it. Also, is it true that Eyefinity allows one-screen-maximizing of windows right out of the box?

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HD 7970 Ghz or 680 GTX 4gb?

Although you used a question mark I'm still not sure whether or not this is a recommendation. If it's a recommendation, please elaborate further on why you picked specifically the 4GB and GHz editions of the cards.

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GTX 690 SLI

Unfortunately, that's way out of my budget range.

I've been looking into this 680 (I'm not buying from newegg). It seems like the people at newegg are happy about their purchase and seeing as it's one of my personally cheapest options I figured that perhaps it's a good choice. Any thoughts on this?
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HD 7970 Ghz or 680 GTX 4gb?

I can't back it up with benchmarks at the moment but I believe the 7970 would be better for that resolution. I believe the issue has more to do with the memory bandwidth for each card rather than how much vram they have.
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HD 7970 Ghz is way cheaper than 680 GTX 4 GB and performs better...overclocked vs 680 oced , HD 7970 is still better, if you like mor envidia I put you 680 GTX 4gb for avoiding bottleneck in that res thumb.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

2 of these are about same price as GTX 680, but will stomp it into the ground.

3 of these are much cheaper than two GTX 680s, and will be ideal for your resolution.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
2 of these are about same price as GTX 680, but will stomp it into the ground.
3 of these are much cheaper than two GTX 680s, and will be ideal for your resolution.

GTX 680 is like the worst price/performance in the current gen single GPU cards, so stop beating a dead horse already.

In the 1440p or 1080p surround realm you have no reason not to go Radeon because Ram size/$ and Bus speed.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
2 of these are about same price as GTX 680, but will stomp it into the ground.
3 of these are much cheaper than two GTX 680s, and will be ideal for your resolution.

GTX 680 is like the worst price/performance in the current gen single GPU cards, so stop beating a dead horse already.

In the 1440p or 1080p surround realm you have no reason not to go Radeon because Ram size/$ and Bus speed.

actually there are a couple of reasons. xfire is a hit and miss in alot of games, no physx and alot of stuttering for some strange reason which it could all be related to drivers

    
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