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Just wondering my options. I am using the Asus Maximus IV Extreme board and will be doing a 20x30x20 setup. The 2x 20's will not be used for gaming and only for 2d use. Just wondering which setup is best:

1. 2x GTX 580's for the 30 inch and then a Geforce 8400gs w/dual dvi for the 2x 20 inch screens.


2. 2x 6970's in crossfire (Apparently I can do 20x30x20 without any other cards.)


3. 1 xGTX 580 and 1 GTX 460 for 2x 20 and PhysX (Would use the GTX 580 til the GTX 590 comes out.)
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1x 6970 will allow you connect up to 5 monitors w/ active display port ($30). If you're looking to save some money that is...

If money is not the issue than go for the latest and greatest 580, option 1. Option 2 is not bad neither, the performance is on par with 580 sli but no physx support, if you care for it.
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I am looking to save some funds and just wanted to know my which one would be a good bet for the rest of this year...
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Also should I be worried about temps?? Right now running furmark the top card is at 95c while the bottom is at 80c.
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1x 6970 will allow you connect up to 5 monitors w/ active display port ($30). If you're looking to save some money that is...

If money is not the issue than go for the latest and greatest 580, option 1. Option 2 is not bad neither, the performance is on par with 580 sli but no physx support, if you care for it.
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Also should I be worried about temps?? Right now running furmark the top card is at 95c while the bottom is at 80c.
that is normal, top card always runs hot. since you already have the 580's stick with them.
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I am looking to save some funds and just wanted to know my which one would be a good bet for the rest of this year...
If you're looking to save money then option #2 is your best bet. Great performance at a great price. I would look into a 6950 unlock in crossfire. Best bang for your buck with great performance.

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Also should I be worried about temps?? Right now running furmark the top card is at 95c while the bottom is at 80c.
In general anything above 90c is a lil too hot. I believe the GPU can handle up to like 110c but 90c is still in the red zone in most people eyes including mine.
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Hmm well 2x 6970's would take care of my gaming, also I can split up the cards for better cooling. well I guess the only way to find out is to test them out.
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Anyone else have an opinion??
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