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Thinking of switching out my GTX 580 for CrossFire 6970s (Possible 6950s, as they are cheaper?) what do you guys think?

I wouldn't put them under water.

I would probably sell the 580 on here with the block.
Edited by Live_free - 4/21/11 at 4:17pm
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I think they are awesome, although mine are wet because those fans are pretty loud once you turn em past 50%. Running them in same loop as proc on an rx360 with 0 issues.
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I really think you should do it - 6970/6950 is REALLY awesome in CF .. And they look cool too though ..

For what Ive heard - they are fairly cool too keeping in mind how fast cards they are though

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Well, is there a reason why you aren't happy with the 580?

I'd imagine that you can get a nice OC and keep it cool with water. And if you go CF then you can't really upgrade any further in the future, but with a 580 it's great now and in the future you could always get another when they are cheaper and you need it. Just look at the 480, it was the top dog not so long ago, but now it's relatively cheap. If the same happens with the 580 then you have a easier upgrade path in the future
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if you get 6970's try and get the old referenced boards with the bios switch.. but tbh i think your be better off getting another gtx 580..
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6970's sounds like a good idea.
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it seems as the 6950 is the BEST bang for buck in the gpu market right now. if you are looking for performance per dollar, i think they would benifit you the most.
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Two 6950s unlocked and overclocked are just as good as GTX 580 SLI, for the price of ONE GTX 580.

You can grab HD 6950 2 GB models for ~ $240, which means two is ~ $500.
 
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SLI 580 is more expensive then CFX 6970 and for about the same performance with more ram.

That is why I was thinking about switching.
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