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I'd vote 2 6990s. I have to assume you'll be using it for gaming and thus I can't see a need for more than 2gb right now or in the near future. GL with your build though : )v
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
AA at really high res(1600p or so) is useless.
What...?

I play at 2560x1440 and I assure you, AA is still important.
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3 x GTX580s 3GB too expensive, 2 x HD 6990 (Hot) expensive and no great 4 way scaling, 3 x HD 6970 best bang per buck, much cheaper then both setups and very very close and i would not be surprised if faster then 2 x HD 6990.
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I would never vote for the 6990s. The only dual GPU card I could ever recommend is the 5970. The 6990 and GTX 590 (although not part of the discussion) are plagued by the power issues, hence their downclocks, as the PCI-E + 8pin + 8pin are insufficient in powering the card to its full capabilities.

You'd be better off with 3 x 580s any day. They overclock way better, are not being held back due to the power, and nVidia scales much better in general. Just check out Anandtech or Tomshardware reviews on crossfireX and Sli scaling comparisons.

Also, I assume this is going to be for surround gaming (minimum 3 monitor setup) - as 2x 580s would be sufficient for 2560x1600 res gaming with everything max on nearly all current titles.

The only next big expected move is the Kepler generation GPUs from nVidia as Fermi is coming to the end of its lifespan.

If your options are the 3x 580s, you'd better be using at least 3 monitors at 1080p minimum, if not its a waste of money with excessive processing power. The 'sweet spot' is being capable to run your monitor(s) at 60fps average on max settings. Any gaming done at less than max settings only lets you experience a percentage of the price you pay for that game.

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This is a toughy one.. Decision wise lol.

I'm feeling the 580's, I'm thinking quad scaling still needs work.
You must take a look at CallsignVega's Quad-SLi scaling then.

GTX580 3Gb hands down. Those things are exactly what you need at 3x 1080p or more.
 
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post #26 of 135
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I guess 580's it is. Newegg is gonna love me tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone.
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post #27 of 135
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What...?

I play at 2560x1440 and I assure you, AA is still important.
1440=/=1600

Also, a 1600 AA doesn't do much at all.
    
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post #28 of 135
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I guess 580's it is. Newegg is gonna love me tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone.
I don't see any 3GB GTX580's on Newegg's site right now, but there are these and . EVGA and Zotac are going to be releasing 3GB versions as well in the very near future, in fact EVGA is supposed to announce any day now. You can pre-order the Zotac's here- http://www.provantage.com/zotac-zt-50103-10p~7ZOTC082.htm.

For some reason the Zotac link won't hotlink correctly.
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post #29 of 135
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I guess 580's it is. Newegg is gonna love me tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone.
Great choice. Everyone mentioned what I was going to say. The 2500K will suit your needs just fine. Enjoy your build!
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Just check out Anandtech or Tomshardware reviews on crossfireX and Sli scaling comparisons.
From tomshardware's article, Nvidia and AMD trade blows with multi GPU scaling, but generally at 2560x1600 AMD does better

I would say get the Sapphire Pure Black motherboard and one 6990 and one 6970 to crossfire them together since the mobo has Lucid Hydra; heck, you could get a 6990 and 580 or 590 together... I'm not sure exactly how the tech works and the advantages of it; it's 4AM and I'm about to go to bed so i didn't read too extensively
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