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Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions...After thinking about it...I think that I am going to go the route of the single 580 and then in a year or so grab another prolly for around 2-300 bucks, maybe less. Then I would be spending the same 750ish and never have a hic-up in performance...
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You could always save money and just get 1 GTX 570 instead and then later on SLI. Just my opinion.
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You could always save money and just get 1 GTX 570 instead and then later on SLI. Just my opinion.
I agree with this guy, 1080p will suit a 570 fine. the only game you wouldn't be able to get 60FPS would be metro 2033.

1200p and higher would probably merit a 580.
    
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1200p and higher would probably merit a 580.
Who says .
1.3GB to 1.5GB.... its close enough but it does have the advantage.

570 does perform at 1600P quite well though, look at any review of your choice.
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2 x HD 6950 are as good if not better then GTX570s
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Rule of thumb:
Single fastest single card for gaming.
Cf\\sli for benchmarking.
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2 x HD 6950 are as good if not better then GTX570s
Yes I will say 6950's in CrossfireX whoop down, no doubt.
Thats not to say GTX 570's are by any means slow in SLi, they are still right there.

I just had to many driver issues in the end with AMD, kind of kills the value for me, regardless of the price to performance ratio.
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I am personally a fan of buying two of the 2nd best cards for SLI or Xfire rather than teh best single card in a line-up. But I've already made the investments involved with multi-gpu in mind, such as a motherboard with two full slots between cards, a well-ventilated case, a PSU with the right amount of power/connections for this kind of setup, etc.

I've also already been through the 'learning curve' involved with multi-gpu. It is true that it is not as 'trouble-free' as a single card setup, but in most cases, issues can be fixed through one means or another ... but until you figure out ways of doing so, it can be a little (or even a lot ) frustrating.

So I guess what I'm saying is that while SLI 570's are clearly the more powerful setup, and probably are a similar better bang-for-buck value, there are some 'hidden costs' beyond just the price difference (i.e. more expensive PSU and motherboard, and possibly case, addt'l heat/noise/power consumption, plus hassles that involve investing time/learning) that you should consider as part of your calculations as well.
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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??
At 1080P you don't need either of those set-ups.

This is the best 570 hands-down:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...zr%20iii%20570

If you hunt around on this forum, mostly in my 570 TFIII thread, you will see that everyone with this card is having great overclocks, and they have a non-reference PCB so there is no risk of the VRM's blowing up like on the EVGA's you linked. Worth the $10. Plus they stay stupid cool and the cooler is silent.

Again, at 1080P, why get 570 SLi or even a single 580? A single 570 (particularly if you get a solid OC like I did) will handle everything thats out now. Next year grab a second for way less when the 570 starts to struggle maxxing the newest games.

If you absolutely MUST get either set-up you linked, get a single 580 because if you are thinking about buying 2 cards for SLI brand new at the same time, its always better to go single card imo. SLI only makes sense when you split your purchase. 1 now when its new, 1 later when they are cheap to double FPS.
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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.
This isn't 2006, SLI/CF are great now.
    
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