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Get 3 3gb 580s max, quad sli will most likely have little to no effect and the 3gb of vram should help you out.
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Get 3 3gb 580s max, quad sli will most likely have little to no effect and the 3gb of vram should help you out.
Like your sig...vram doesnt really work thay way...as there will only be 1.5gb accessible vram
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3 x Gainwards GTX580 Phantom 3Gb
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3 x Gainwards GTX580 Phantom 3Gb
Drool, i believe each phantom takes up 3 slots so going w. More than 2 would be impossible, unless u were going to watercool, then u might as well opt for the palit versiobs
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Like your sig...vram doesnt really work thay way...as there will only be 1.5gb accessible vram
This is only on dual-GPU cards, he will have access to all 3Gb on these models, really helps in Surround. I'd get two, but for anything in the range of 1080-1200p, two normal 580's would suffice.
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okay thanks to all who helped it looks like i made my decision at 3 x Gainwards GTX580 Phantom 3Gb i will have to figure how to fit it but it will be possible! (fouth one is up for free) just kidding
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okay thanks to all who helped it looks like i made my decision at 3 x Gainwards GTX580 Phantom 3Gb i will have to figure how to fit it but it will be possible! (fouth one is up for free) just kidding
awesome! Cant wait to see pix
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well i have 2k budget for a gpu upgrade (i have been saving for two years) as the title says what is better in your opinon

Asus Radeon 6970
I don't understand. 2k buys a whole lot more than 2 6970s
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I think he's thinking about the 6990? Or else it really doesn't make sense to compare 2x 6970s to 4x 580s.
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post #40 of 65
Why not get two gtx 580's first, See that nothing runs slow on them and just save your money.
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