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2 570's will beat the 590 i would say. Wait for the reviews and compare the performance. Be careful thoug, i've had 4 fermi cards in my time even in SLI, they all stuttered really bad. I stick with AMD after spending 1.5k on nvidia for nothing.
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2 570's will beat the 590 i would say. Wait for the reviews and compare the performance. Be careful thoug, i've had 4 fermi cards in my time even in SLI, they all stuttered really bad. I stick with AMD after spending 1.5k on nvidia for nothing.
Ouuuch! I was tempted by the HD 6950's actually. Crossfiring them, but I heard they run really hot :/!
    
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ive sli'd 2x 460, 2x 465, 2x 580, and never had a problem, they scale so good, and coming from ati/amd i like nvidia better and i have owned 2x 5770, 2x 5970, 2x 6970

another option is buy a cheap card like a 1gb 460 and wait for kepler which will be out prolly by the end of the year
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post #14 of 26
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Well, I'm ever so tempted to get the GTX 580 DirectCU II, and overclocking the hell out of it until I get enough money for a second one (or when the price comes down).
    
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Hmm, what about an HD 6990?
    
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Still really confused, I was thinking about GTX 560 ti's in SLI, I've seen some awesome benchmarks! Do you guys think this would be wise? Or should I just get the GTX 590 and sod it?
    
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Still really confused, I was thinking about GTX 560 ti's in SLI, I've seen some awesome benchmarks! Do you guys think this would be wise? Or should I just get the GTX 590 and sod it?
Im gunna be honest with you, sli anything higher then those 560ti's you will have heating problems trust i know from experiance, thats why i switched to real water cooling i couldnt even run my two 580s even at 100% fans the one card would hit 100degrees
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post #18 of 26
I think you should get a 580.

A few months down the line or whenever you have the money grab a second one and run them in SLI.

Than, keep those running until the Top-Of-The-Line Keplers are being sold (Late 2012++). At that point decide to upgrade again or not depending on how your 580's compare.
post #19 of 26
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Well what about the directcuii!? I've heard nothing but good things about the directcuii cards!

2x GTX 570s!? Or 1 GTX 580 (both directcuii)
    
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2 570's will beat the 590 i would say. Wait for the reviews and compare the performance. Be careful thoug, i've had 4 fermi cards in my time even in SLI, they all stuttered really bad. I stick with AMD after spending 1.5k on nvidia for nothing.
I just went SLI and have no issues at all with stuttering or micro-shutter.

That said even my gtx 470's overclocked beat the 590 at stock (and currently overclocking according to reviews is hit and miss).

OP I'd go with gtx 480's used off OCN, then spend the move you saved on a custom water loop.
    
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