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right now im with $1000 in cash, and i want three video card for 3-way SLi or triplefire. which video card is the best i can buy for the money???
Edited by renaldy - 3/25/11 at 11:38pm
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Sell that gtx 260 and get 2 more 5870's. I hope your going with eyefinity or something.
    
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I already sold the gtx 260 and the two 5870
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Two GTX580s would give you the best performance in most games, triple card scaling is generally pretty poor and it's always easier to use two rather than three.
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If you must tri fire/SLI then just to let you know that tri fire usually scales better than the nvidia counterpart... but what resolution are you running?? you plan on mulitmonitor gaming?? what is your overall goal here??
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Ygpm
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gtx 480, Last I saw there are three in the market selling for 270 each
    
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