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Wanting to make sure that I'm on the right track for game's coming out later this year(Skyrim,DiabloIII,Battlefield3,ect). The goal is to be able to max out those games and maintain an avrage of 55-70 FPS. I'm not into getting the highest possible bench score's so OC ability is trivial. Just want my games running uber ultra eye candy @1080p on my acer moniter. I realy like how my GTX460ssc perform's, tears up game's at some decent settings. My original idea was going to be to SLI it...but I'm on the fence agin.

For what I'm looking for what set up would do what I'm asking with-out being overkill? I love the idea of a dual GPU set up but It I feel like that would be alot of wasted computing power for what I'm looking for. I also have nothing aginst AMD cards if they are cheaper and over the performance i'm looking for. At this time I cant make up my mind as to witch would work best
some unknown single card set up???
SSC GTX460's in SLI???
6950's in XFire???
Or should i get just a really nice single GPU? ahhh confused!! the last time I bought a GPU the nvidia 200 cards wherent even out yet
What's spurring this is I'm building a second PC for the other..I mean better half, so if I buy a nother gpu set up she get's the set up i'm unhappy with as she dosnt game as much or care what it looks like lol. Thanks for you time.
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Hard to estimate the demands of some of those titles. BF3 will no doubt be a PC crusher, but Diablo 3 I'm not so sure about. They've taken their sweet time and I don't see them upgrading the graphics enough to keep up with the huge delays they've had.

At any rate, I would say a single 6950 would be a good place to start for now. You could also go 6970, but it might be overkill. With a 6950, it's affordable enough so that you can look into going xfire down the road if you need more horsepower. A 570 is a nice price per performance card as well, but since it's from team green, you're gonna pay a bit more (though it does perform slightly better than a 6950 in most games).

tl'dr: single 6950 or 570 would be a good play to start imo.
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Best to wait. Not only will you know for sure what you need, but the new architecture will be coming out not long after. GTX 600 series.
    
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Best to wait. Not only will you know for sure what you need, but the new architecture will be coming out not long after. GTX 600 series.
Was my first thought, But I will have to buy another GPU soon for wife's comp. so I dont have the option to wait as once i get her a GPU set up I dought I'll get the chance to spend the cash on what I want
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3GB GTX 580.

I say this because I KNOW you will eventually want to go multi-monitor like the rest of OCN at the moment. It'll cover you when you want to do so. ^^
     
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