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OK I am working on my new build/wish list while I wait for the new SB's to come out...Here is my video card question.

should I get 1:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-587-_-Product
$519 total

or 2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130593
$718 total

Im pretty sure that the 2 570's in SLI are going to be "better" than the 1 580. My question is it 200 bucks better...I have the money...but....ya know...

Do you think a different SLI/Crossfire combo would be better....Thoughts??
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2 570's hands down ... but 580 would be good if you wanna do two 580's later
 
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post #3 of 34
You will benifit from a single card solution later on if you do not plan on upgrading for a while, as you can just pop in another one if the card gets a little slow
post #4 of 34
What resolution are you planning on running? I would imagine 1 gtx580 would handle the majority of game you throw at it. I've never been a fan of SLI, sometimes you run into issues with multi card setups.
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post #5 of 34
To be honest, I would just go with the fastest single gpu and just say no to sli/cfx. Too many problems, too much heat, too much power consumption.

So in that case, get the gtx 580.
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Resolution?

Since you asked..
2x 6950 in early reviews are shown to be on par with sli gf110.
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I have been running everything in 1650 X 1050. But the new monitor I am going to be getting with this set-up is going to be a 24 inch 1080p.
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post #8 of 34
20 inch screen? What resolution is that? 1650X1080?

If that is the case... you probably wouldn't need either setup. A 470 or a 6870 would get the job done.

But since you asked, 580 would be the best choice of the two.

Edit: Ninja'd

The 570 SLI is much faster than a single GTX 580. It is well worth the extra 200. Although at 1080P.... I still dont see why you need two cards.

My money is on the SLI 570s.
Edited by youra6 - 12/25/10 at 9:50pm
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20 inch screen? What resolution is that? 1650X1080?

If that is the case... you probably wouldn't need either setup. A 470 or a 6870 would get the job done.

But since you asked, 580 would be the best choice of the two.
My current monitor is a 22...well 21.9...I am going to be going to a 24 or 26...havent really decided...prolly depend what I end up doing with the video card thing..
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Go with the GTX580
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