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Me personally would choose 3 gpu setup for 1000 bucks over a 2 gpu 1000 buck setup any day. i checked on the tax money earlier and it should be in around thurs or friday of next week. i most likely be running the 6990+6970 setup. and as for the 570 not getting by a 6970 reply. after watching some of my games, and benchmarks, and temps, ive had two friends practically give away their 570s to make way for a 6970s. especially after i switched over to the 11.4 preview drivers with some ocing ( just to see how it would run) and ran some benches and games and compared it to their rigs.
the 570 may inch it out a 6970 in whatever, but with me going to run 3+ monitors, the 6970+6990 build is looking top dog right now.
Edited by kfxsti - 4/12/11 at 5:57pm
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Sigh. Tired of repeating that. A fair match is: 2 cards against 2 cards. 1000$ against 1000$.
GTX 3GB 590+3GB 580....
Can it be done? The gods must let it be so.
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GTX 3GB 590+3GB 580....
Can it be done? The gods must let it be so.
Nope, you can't SLI the 590 with the 570/580 - just another 590.
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if i have only extra $

6990+6970 FTW
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I'm wondering the fit of the 6990 inside the RV02, I remember when I tried to fit my AXP(looked about the same length as the 6990) inside it and it was already pushing against the 180mm.
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6970!!
    
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I'm wondering the fit of the 6990 inside the RV02, I remember when I tried to fit my AXP(looked about the same length as the 6990) inside it and it was already pushing against the 180mm.
yes, i am so glad you said something about this. or i would have never thought about that part of it
i may have to just take the fan that the card would hit on the bottom, and may be able to mod the case to where i can place underneath the case on the bottom ? i dunno, i just want the damn card. lol

but as i asked in a previous post, will my cpu oced 3.8-4.0 bottleneck the 6970+6990 setup? and will my corsair 850w handle this load?
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I had 2x6950 with eyefinity setup 5760x1080 and decide to buy a third to improve my fps.
Unfortunately the third core creates stuttering problems in some games so i sell all and now i am with 2xasus 6970 dc ii.
If you want eyefinity i suggest one 6990 or 2x6970 asus dc ii.
First reason is stay away from the third core as i said and second reason is with four display port you can do eyefinity with monitor that have dp and you will avoid the tearing cause to different output on reference 6950/70 cards.
If you decide to stay with one monitor then do trifire.
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Sigh. Tired of repeating that. A fair match is: 2 cards against 2 cards. 1000$ against 1000$.
People who buy the best (Nvidia) aren't concerned about money.
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People who buy the best (Nvidia) aren't concerned about money.
yea the RMA process for letting the smoke out of the nvidia cards must be cheap . lol
the money i spent on nvidia's 400 series cards ( owned a 465,470, and a 480) is why im done with them. lol , damn space heaters. lol

Originally Posted by 7ranslucen7
"I'm wondering the fit of the 6990 inside the RV02, I remember when I tried to fit my AXP(looked about the same length as the 6990) inside it and it was already pushing against the 180mm"

now that im home and can look at my case, i can remove the bottom fan and do the mod i spoke of earlier. how much longer is the 6990 than the 6970?
Edited by kfxsti - 4/13/11 at 2:51pm
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