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SO I've finally saved up enough money to get an ultimate GPU Setup for my current i72600k Build_

I just want some personal input to help direct me towards what would be the ultimate performance setup.

My Options are below:
GTX580x2 in SLi
Possibly wait for the GTX590 Release?(&Stay with just a single GTX590)

HD6990 Single Card

HD6970 x2 in Crossfire

The question is what would you do if you had a limit of 1200 dollars towards a GPU Setup? Thank you for your opinions and input =]
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6970 Xfire
GTX580 SLI
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I would personally go with SLI GTX 580's or Crossfire 6970's. They perform pretty similarly so it's your preference of drivers. The 580's would also benefit you for folding, they have cuda cores, and can be used for physx.
The 6970's will run cooler, use up less energy, and support eyefinity.
    
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If you're on 1080p, either card setup will be fine. 580 will have more performance of course but will cost a lot more.
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Is this GPU setup going to be used to power a couple more monitors or a 2560x1600 resolution monitor in the future?

Speaking from experience, even GTX570's in SLI are grossly overpowered when I had a single 1920x1200 resolution monitor. One GTX570 had plenty of power to run any game with ease at max/near max settings, save for Metro 2033 and Crysis. Only with three monitors in Surround did my cards finally start to buckle under the pressure forcing me to choose to Step Up to GTX580's.

My point is buy the right GPU solution to support your display setup. Any less is not worthwhile, but too much more is a waste of money as one of those GPU's is bound to see a lot less action versus the other.
     
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Personally I would go with the GTX 580 if I had that kind of budget. They overclock well (without blowing up like the GTX 570s) and they should last you at least 3-4 years.

However, if you don't use 2-3 monitors or 3D Vision SLI is pointless. The $250 GTX 560 runs everything maxed on 1920x1080.
post #7 of 12
GTX580 SLI hands down. You could start folding on 'em too!

EDIT: Although I should mention an AMD client will be going out soon as well, so whether you go nVidia or AMD, you'll be able to fold either way
Edited by crazyap7 - 3/13/11 at 10:38pm
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CF 6990 xD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ubeermench View Post
CF 6990 xD
I thought about it =] but then if only I had a 50inch Flat screen to play it on to make it worth it =] lol
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I thought about it =] but then if only I had a 50inch Flat screen to play it on to make it worth it =] lol
It would still only be 1080p resolution.
     
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