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Well it's been years since I've used a nvidia product and I'm thinking about jumping back into them again.. I'm currently using a 6850 ati card and my plans are doing SLi, and water cooled as well.. Looking for the $200-$300 range maybe a little higher.. What would everyone recommend? I'm also planning on using 3 monitors as well I know ATI has the eyefinity but how well is the surround? Also with water cooling I noticed there is more options for nvidia than ati what would everyone recommend there?
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Are you talking about $300 per card?

If you are dual screening, you could look at 7950s, they would be well within your budget at current prices. I'm not sure how good your options are on the green side though, since a pair of 770s are a little over your budget.
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Yeah I'm talking per card.. If the higher priced card is worth the extra money then yeah I'd be able to justify spending the extra money. Ultimately they will be water cooled as well so for like my card I can't find a water block for nothing just universal ones. And I got no problem sticking with AMD/ATI cards either just wanted to give nvidia another chance as I was always pleased with their products just opted to go with AMD since they appeared to be taking over the market.
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Yeah I'm talking per card.. If the higher priced card is worth the extra money then yeah I'd be able to justify spending the extra money. Ultimately they will be water cooled as well so for like my card I can't find a water block for nothing just universal ones. And I got no problem sticking with AMD/ATI cards either just wanted to give nvidia another chance as I was always pleased with their products just opted to go with AMD since they appeared to be taking over the market.

To me, it's not really about market share, I believe NV has that. I just think that 2 7950s are going to give the best bang for your buck on a mult-monitor setup. Make sure you use the latest Catalyst beta drivers though, for reduced stutter, and get reference PCBs, or ones on the 7970 PCBs, so that you can get a nice OC. I've seen them pretty cheap since the 7XXs came out.
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GTX 760/670 is looking for the nVidia option in that price range.
on sale GTX 680 might be possible.
or go closer to $400 and grab a GTX 770.
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To me, it's not really about market share, I believe NV has that. I just think that 2 7950s are going to give the best bang for your buck on a mult-monitor setup. Make sure you use the latest Catalyst beta drivers though, for reduced stutter, and get reference PCBs, or ones on the 7970 PCBs, so that you can get a nice OC. I've seen them pretty cheap since the 7XXs came out.

You got any example models that would have the reference PCBs? I know I can get some nice waterblocks for those.
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Disregard after much searching I think I found the pair I'll be getting MSI 7970s in SLI videocardbenchmark.net ranked it pretty high in a single configuration so those 2 in crossfire would be awesome.
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I could live with that..
and the new frame issue drivers work in CF-X I believe, not yet Tri-Fire so your good.
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Disregard after much searching I think I found the pair I'll be getting MSI 7970s in SLI videocardbenchmark.net ranked it pretty high in a single configuration so those 2 in crossfire would be awesome.

Very good. Which one?
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