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I would wait until the newest gen GPUs are released...

Also the Wallypower 148 is not a 'sailboat', not even close. It is a powerboat. A a damn nutty powerboat at that.
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I was wondering, if I should buy 2 more gtx 480s now, for tri sli, or wait a while, and get a different card. How long would tri sli last me at 5760x1200 with maxed out settings and 4x aa? Thanks!
I'd get two GTX580's and use your 480 for physx
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How long would tri sli last me at 5760x1200 with maxed out settings and 4x aa? Thanks!
As long as your air conditioner does.
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Go to wally.com go to sail, and go to 148 saude. What do you see?
    
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and why 480s get 580s or 4 of the GTX260+ based Quatro GPUs (only ~$1500 each)
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Go to wally.com go to sail, and go to 148 saude. What do you see?
Someone who shouldn't worry about future proofing?
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They'll perform well, but i wouldn't consider future proof. Although nothing is future 'proof' the best option is always to leave room for an upgrade. So id say 2 580's overclocked and then getting another one down the line is a good idea, and either sell the 480 or use it for physx. Also, trisli is overrated. It's nice, but its about a 30%-35% improvement over SLI, so you'd see similar performance out of two 580's, but still leave room for that extra 30% down the line if it floats your boat. The best future proof option though, is buying 1 or 2 really good gpus that you can afford and when they dont do as well, getting rid of them and replacing them. So your best option IMO would be to get 1 more 480 and save up to get rid of them sooner than you would have planned.
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It's like this. PC games, as this point are limited by console releases. Your not going to see huge changes in spec requirements until the next console iteration, there is just not enough money in developing PC only engines -- which means you will see multi-platform implementations (ex. Unreal) which are far less intensive than the hardware allows. For instance, besides Metro 2033 I can max out anything, I don't see that changing soon.

Edit: Sailboats are awesome, seeing as your location is SF I take it you might have been to the GGYC.
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I wouldn't go anywhere near 480 Tri SLI.
Not only can it cook a cow before it knew what hit it, but it'll sound like Moses parting the Red Sea
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Edit: Sailboats are awesome, seeing as your location is SF I take it you might have been to the GGYC.
Yeah, sailboats are awesome . I don't own one though, because I'm too young to aford one .
    
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