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Hey guys,

As the title states, I'm so confused, I'm pretty much banking on getting 2 x ASUS DirectCU's, however, after seeing the GTX 590, probably the same price £600, do you think it'd be wiser to get the new GTX 590 rather than two GTX 570's?

Or, stuff the GTX 590 and get a GTX 580 DirectCU? I definitely want the DirectCU II one, as it looks absolutely bad ass, and is exceptionally quiet.

OR, I could go cheaper and get 2 x 560ti's, I've also heard good things about them too. I've literally sat here every night for the last 4 months pricing up an epic system, and I just can't decide on what graphics configuration to have.

I do however, want to run Crysis at 60 fps, this has been a dream of mine for a while, so far I cannot do this. Can you guys help me find the right setup? I've looked at reviews, benches, everything, and nothing is 100% conclusive.

I'm definitely leaning towards 2 x GTX 570 DirectCUII's, what do you guys think?

As always any input is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 26
I always like the single more powerful gpu option. This way upgrading to sli in the future is always a possibility. I would go for either a 580 or a 590.
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post #3 of 26
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Hmm, I think I might go with the GTX 590, if ASUS release a DirectCU II version, if not, GTX 580.
    
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post #4 of 26
Can't help you decide but I can say this

580 2x sli > 590 (assuming the 590 is 2x 580) > 570 2x sli > 560 2x sli > 460 2x sli > gtx 460 2win (google it) > 580
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post #5 of 26
If you have PCI slots to spare, than I'd get the Direct CUII 580. However, if you don't, I'd go with the 590.
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post #6 of 26
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I doubt I'd be able to get that GTX 460 2 win in the UK, no-where sells it or will be selling it... Hmmm!

I may just go with the GTX 580, unless the GTX 590 is quieter. Which it won't be.
    
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post #7 of 26
Why not one gtx 580 now (just a normal one), save up then get a second.
This would be the best graphics out of your list
if 2 gtx 580s are overkill for you then one 590 would do
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by RandomPerson View Post
Why not one gtx 580 now (just a normal one), save up then get a second.
This would be the best graphics out of your list
if 2 gtx 580s are overkill for you then one 590 would do
Well money isn't an issue, I was going to spend £600 on a graphics card(s) anyway, that is my budget for them.

So 2 x 570's was okay in my eyes, as it's just shy of £600. But if the GTX 590 is about £500, I'll get that. If indeed it has a decent cooler on it reducing noise, then yeaah!

Otherwise, I may just settle with a GTX 580, and SLI when the price drops.
    
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post #9 of 26
Another thought, for sli, you'll want to think about a new power supply
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@RandomPerson, This is a completely new build, I've sold my system in my sig.
    
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