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post #11 of 34
sli 570

Power and heat may or may not be concerns, but I have been running sli for quite awhile now (years) and have never really had any significant issues.
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post #12 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woundingchaney View Post
sli 570

Power and heat may or may be not be concerns, but I have been running sli for quite awhile now (years) and have never really had any significant issues.
Agreed. As long as you have the cards with enough breathing room (PCIe slot 1 and 3), then OP should be fine. The fans need to be cranked to around 70ish but that's actually not that loud.
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post #13 of 34
Yup, I concur with 570's, but I am biased since I own one
hehehe.

I am at/past stock 580 performance now.
Although the 384bit bus and 1.5GB is oh so nice.
Edited by amstech - 12/25/10 at 9:57pm
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post #14 of 34
Get sli 570s. That is quite a bit better than a single 580.
post #15 of 34
580 and save the rest of the coin for another one, which you won't need. I get 140-170fps on ultra in SC2.
post #16 of 34
just get the 580. single GPU card. no multi-GPU hassle. and u can always upgrade to SLI 580 in the future when crysis 2 comes out

if u go with GTX 570 SLI, ur upgrade option is limited since 3 way SLI don't scale very well.
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post #17 of 34
Just do what i did....

Get one really powerful card straight of the bat...

then add another when you need it

in otherwords... 580!

by the time you actually "NEED" another one...

you will probally find that you will spend about $200-300 on a second hand 580 when the 6xx range come out
post #18 of 34
I'll have to agree with a lot of people here.

Get the 580 now and then when you need more power, go for the 580 SLI. Even though I prefer the 570 over the 580, in terms of bang for the buck. It just seems to overclock better in my experience. But I would always go for the best single-gpu solution.
    
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post #19 of 34
get the single 580 and apply the $200 towards a monitor with higher resolution than 1920x1080. A 24" monitor at 1080P (1920x1080) won't make full use of sli'd 570's... now a 30" @2560x1600 would be a different story..... (IMHO)
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post #20 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchiTzo View Post
get the single 580 and apply the $200 towards a monitor with higher resolution than 1920x1080. A 24" monitor at 1080P (1920x1080) won't make full use of sli'd 570's... now a 30" @2560x1600 would be a different story..... (IMHO)
Those cost $1200+ lol no
Although Dell has a 24" with a 2048 x1156 native res for like $250.

GTX 580 bro then sli those two. Don't listen to these other silly gooses, they'll be jelly when youre running the 580 sli and maxing out crysis with AA!
     
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