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Hello Overclockers,

Recently after getting my triple 3d monitor setup running I am finding myself struggeling FPS wise in more demanding games, and seeing as payday is closing in, what would be the best route to go from here?
What I am looking for is the absolute best bang for the buck performance to be had, albeit that there is support for directx 11 included.
What is your advice? My currect specs are in my sig.

Thanks in advance,

Jorian

edit: forgot to add, budget around £500~
Edited by XeloX - 7/8/13 at 12:27pm
    
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What kind of graphics card are you running now?
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What kind of graphics card are you running now?

I am currently running both a 6970 and a 6950 (unlocked and at 6970 speeds).
Thanks for any help in advance
    
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The problem with running multimonitor SLI setups is that they aren't as easy to upgrade from. You'll probably still want an SLI setup if your running 3 monitors, but that means you need to upgrade both gpu.

If I were you, I would set the graphics settings lower for those demanding games, maybe just play them on a single monitor for a little while. And then once you can afford it, buy two 7970s.
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The problem with running multimonitor SLI setups is that they aren't as easy to upgrade from. You'll probably still want an SLI setup if your running 3 monitors, but that means you need to upgrade both gpu.

If I were you, I would set the graphics settings lower for those demanding games, maybe just play them on a single monitor for a little while. And then once you can afford it, buy two 7970s.

I did look towards investing in two 7970's as that seems to be a good value/performance. Although it's a bit above budget.
Trust me though, once you go triple monitor.. not using the other two is just not an option, same for 3d really. (unless you are playing competitively in which case you'll want to be in 2d)
    
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I've got three monitors, I know what you mean. However, if your looking to get the most out of your money, you'd be best saving a little more.

If you can't wait, you could always go for two 7950s.
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