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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.
you can get a 570 for the same price, and the 570 is the same performance if not better, and it runs cooler
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Well, currently, I'm thinking about the GTX 570 DirectCUII in SLI... with the ASUS Extreme motherboard (so I have enough space to install both of them with a large enough gap lol)
    
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Well, currently, I'm thinking about the GTX 570 DirectCUII in SLI... with the ASUS Extreme motherboard (so I have enough space to install both of them with a large enough gap lol)
Just Keep in mind if you get any directCUII gpu's, you cant water cool them later because they are non reference pcbs, so wouldnt be able to buy a block, if you plan on sticking to air cooling it doesnt matter then, and id highly recommend a 580 because its so good.... i know abit pricey but worth it
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I know you really like the DirectCUs, but you may also want to consider the MSI GTX 580 Lightning. It has the Twin Frozr III cooler, which is awesome, and supposedly has beefy VRMs. It's also one of the cheapest 580s I've seen, supposedly going to be $480.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/news/...deo-Cards/5495

http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1220.html
Edited by coelacanth - 3/25/11 at 7:37pm
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I know you really like the DirectCUs, but you may also want to consider the MSI GTX 580 Lightning. It has the Twin Frozr III cooler, which is awesome, and supposedly has beefy VRMs. It's also one of the cheapest 580s I've seen, supposedly going to be $480.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/news/...deo-Cards/5495

http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1220.html
Yeah it does look nice, but it's not available in the UK anywhere, I did have a browse!

I also found the Gainward GTX 570's with the 3 fans... they're beastly, and actually look better than the directCUs! May stick with them! Will hopefully be able to fit them in a 650D case, but still not 100% sure how the cooling will be affected. Might mod the side panel and stick a nice big 200mm fan in there
    
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Note that Kepler will/might come in 6 month! So it is not really the right time to spend silly money on GPU, unless you have silly money X10!!!
Edited by G woodlogger - 3/26/11 at 12:42pm
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