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I plan to go for triple screens in the future (I have my second monitor on the way now ), so my resolution will be 5760x1200 or 3600x1920. My budget is about $400-$500. I will go for sli/crossfire in the future if it's a single card. What do you guys think?

EDIT: This is for gaming only. I play all of the modern games (BC2, Crysis, Dirt 2, Crysis 2 (when it comes out), etc...).
    
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I plan to go for triple screens in the future (I have my second monitor on the way now ), so my resolution will be 5760x1200 or 3600x1920. My budget is about $400-$500. I will go for sli/crossfire in the future if it's a single card. What do you guys think?

EDIT: This is for gaming only. I play all of the modern games (BC2, Crysis, Dirt 2, Crysis 2 (when it comes out), etc...).
2x hd6950 2gb(unlocked to hd6970) would have been a nice upgrade but since u already have a gtx480 I suggest u to buy another gtx480,
its the best option,
u dont have to worry about psu cuz u have a great psu.
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Well what I was thinking, was to sell my gtx 480 for $300ish, and then use $200 or so that I have been saving up, so $300+$200=$500.
    
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Well what I was thinking, was to sell my gtx 480 for $300ish, and then use $200 or so that I have been saving up, so $300+$200=$500.
for $500,
u can have 2x hd6950 2gb ($244 each card at newegg) u can unlock them to hd6970,
but selling your gtx480 would be a stupidity,simply grab another gtx480
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for $500,
u can have 2x hd6950 2gb ($244 each card at newegg) u can unlock them to hd6970,
but selling your gtx480 would be a stupidity,simply grab another gtx480
Agreed, though not necessarily in the same tone.

It's a lot more hassle, in my experience, to sell your card and hope to get enough to meet your goal, especially with all the lowballs, haggling, and fees that takes place regardless of where you sell it. But if you are dead set on saving up and spending the $500, Aniket already pointed out that the HD6950's will fit that budget perfectly.

Keep in mind, though, that most games (but of course not all ) don't really exceed the 1.5GB that you have on your GTX 480 in Surround anyway so you should have a smooth experience overall when all is said and done. So you can potentially get another GTX 480 for cheap on these forums considering they go anywhere from $250-$300 used nowadays. The extra $200 can go towards something else instead, like saving up for that third monitor.
     
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Selling your 480 to get a 6970 or 580 would be pointless. Why not just get another 480? They are super cheap now, and if cooling is an issue, you can get another aftermarket cooler for the 2nd one.
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Selling your 480 to get a 6970 or 580 would be pointless. Why not just get another 480? They are super cheap now, and if cooling is an issue, you can get another aftermarket cooler for the 2nd one.
Super cheap where? They don't make them anymore, and I haven't seem to find one at a good price.
    
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Super cheap where? They don't make them anymore, and I haven't seem to find one at a good price.
Well, super cheap as in no-longer-$500+. They routinely go for around $300-$330 new, which is right around the same price as a GTX 570, but often times it's lower when combined with a rebate and coupon code. Newegg sells Open Box 480's from time to time as well. Your best bet to getting a good deal on one of these is through the For Sale forum, though.
     
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Well, super cheap as in no-longer-$500+. They routinely go for around $300-$330 new, which is right around the same price as a GTX 570, but often times it's lower when combined with a rebate and coupon code. Newegg sells Open Box 480's from time to time as well. Your best bet to getting a good deal on one of these is through the For Sale forum, though.
I agree, check for sale forums and craigslist and stuff. With the 5xx series out, people are bound to be selling them
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Just get 1 of these. They were on sale for $200 a few weeks ago. So maybe if you pray hard enough they'll come back on sale. It will handle 2 monitors now and when you save enough for your 3rd monitor you can buy a regular 5870 for your 2nd card, like me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102888
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