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$1,760 for 590 Hydro Copper SLI or $1,400 for 580 Hydro Copper SLI

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Because of the recall I scrapped my SB build and did a rebuild of my AMD rig(see sig). Now newegg has a replacement available. I decided I will have 2 gaming rigs 1 AMD, 1 Intel/Nvidia, that way I can always upgrade to whatever is fastest at low cost.

Since my AMD rig will be using my 5870's I need new GPU's for my SB Build.

So what to do for GPU's I was going to get 580 Hydro Copper SLI but now that the 590 is out and the SLI bundle is only $300 more I wonder if I should go 590 Hydro Copper SLI. A third option is to wait for 680 Hydro coppers but that may be awhile.

I play at 5880x1080 triple monitor. each monitor has HDMI, DVI, and VGA.

I already have 1 Active DP->DVI Adapter(Not sure if Nvidia Surround reqs them like eyefinity)

Yes I know I could get separate WC blocks for cheaper but I would rather not have to deal with that.
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If you're gonna consider 2 590s then you can also consider 2 6990s because they should actully perform better (scaling, more vram). Drivers and SLI/CF support are always an issue to deal with though but not as bad they used to be. 590 SLI or 6990 CF (There are now 6990 blocks). Both should cost about the same in the end.

Edit: Nevermind you said NVIDIA for this so 590 SLI If you can spend the extra $360
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gtx 590 hydrocoppers are actually quite bang4buck compare to gtx 580 hydrocoppers

the cost of an evga gtx 590 with lifetime warranty is $730 - the waterblocks will most likely cost $120 (maybe a little more or a little less)

The hydrocopper costs $880

so for $30 more you get an awesome single-slot and great looking card + better warranty for your watercooling + no hassles
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If you are serious about I would say seriously consider getting the 3GB 580s and attaching your own water blocks. You won't be hamstrung by VRAM then.

Nvidia has no requirement on what type of connector you use for your monitors. You don't need to plug it into the DP at all.
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You should get the 580's and buy me a 470 while you're there. It works out to be slightly less than the 590's.
    
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seriously dude get 2 HD6990s and get good waterblocks if can get there...and OC them to HELLL..cuz they will OC easily to 1ghz nd above under water!!! and will give u miles better performance...
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I refuse to get 6990s or any ATI card. Nvidia only for this build.

Are there any benchmarks for the 580 3GB SLI vs 580 SLI 1.5GB at 2560x1600 or greater?
Edited by BeerPowered - 3/26/11 at 5:11am
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GTX590 is the same as GTX580 sli, just with lower clocks.

They both have the same amount of Vram of 1536mb at thier disposal. ( dual gpu cards ram is mirrored )

Just incase anyone didn't know I've see this alot around here recently that people saying the 6990 is a 4gb card and the GTX590 is a 3gb card.
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well u know about all the 590 blowing up under overclocking right?? so i would get 2 580s. and overclock the piss out of them, I got mcw60 on mine folding now @ 39 degs granted room is cold. hottest it was 50, and that was today had door shut for a good 12 hours and room was nice and hot @ 80 deg.
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post #10 of 47
gtx 590 sli would be faster than gtx 580 tri-sli (unless you overclocked them to 1ghz core) - mainly due to scaling and tri-sli and tri-fire only yield around 150% performance on top of one card
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