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Im building a new computer and am torn on which route to take on my graphic card(s).

I use a 25" 1920x1200 monitor and would like to set up a second smaller one for web browsing.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13
gtx 580 i dont really like using more than one card because of the problems with dual gpu configurations, but if you dont want to spend alot of money get a gtx 570, even that beats the 6970 in most tests and costs the same
Edited by D0U8L3M - 12/18/10 at 12:12pm
    
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post #3 of 13
I suggest you just get one GTX570 right now and get a second one when they drop in price. The GTX580 is a horrible value. It's definitely not $150 better than a GTX570.
Also, a GTX570 can max out just about any game you could care about other than Metro 2033 and Crysis while running at like 60+ FPS.
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post #4 of 13
Look at a 6970 or GTX570.
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CFX 6950 pummels a single 580 while running neck and neck with 580 sli, mind you this is at a man res and a limited amount of benchmarks.
Not too many CFX reviews are available.
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post #6 of 13
I'd say definitely 6950 crossfire. Better performance, and it is likely to increase with driver updates (likely, not definitely..).
    
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post #7 of 13
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Hmm so its looking more like 570sli vs 6950 cfx now...
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post #8 of 13
why not some GTX 480s. I got 2 for 300 a piece. Its sick performance. My temps are fine if you have a good case and keep the two video cards apart.
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post #9 of 13
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why not some GTX 480s. I got 2 for 300 a piece. Its sick performance. My temps are fine if you have a good case and keep the two video cards apart.
no no no. 480 is a bad choice. especially when you got it at a 'bargain' of only 50$ less than the 570, when the 570 performs just as good, with much lower power/noise/temps. plus it's newer tech. DONT get the 480.

if you're gonna use more than 1 screen, and you're not gonna go beyond 1920 resolutions, the 570 is the winner. in higher res, the 6970 edges out, but not the case here. definitely 570 (i recommend evga).
post #10 of 13
get the 570, its better, cooler, and quieter than the gtx 480 or the 6970. the 570 also has higher overclocking headroom too.
Edited by kyle7412 - 12/21/10 at 2:04pm
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