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meh, really do not like the Asus Sabertooth. but thats just my personal opinion.

Your choice. Me I'd stick with AMD here, and I'm a total NVIDIA fan boy for life.

I still say go the lightning 6970 route. Look at those crossfire fps! Overclock those suckers with a full cover block and 2 x gtx 360s from HWlabs with some AP15s!!!!!! take'em to 1ghz + easy peasy.
Whats wrong with the sabertooth? I like it so far, I'm going to mod the green areas with carbon fiber.

I also actually did think of the 6970 X-Fire, and I know AMD has been quite good with drivers recently, but with a dual GPU config where drivers are quite essential, I must go with Nvidia, and the option for 3D is always nice, if I ever feel up to it. I know that AMD also offers HD3D, but I've read/researched nothing of it.


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you didn't read op sir?
I only ask you, but in reality I ask all.

DID YOU PEOPLE NOT READ THE MULTIPLE TIMES HE SAID HIS MOBO DOES NOT SUPPORT TRI SLI OR TRIFIRE?
Thank you x]
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LOL calm down review king, go for 2 590's
And why exactly? so they can blow up when you reach near 580 oc levels and microstutter from here to kingdom come? Look at you! You have trifire, and i bet you're dang happy with it too.

6990s are far better options, have no idea why no one is suggesting them.


Well, OP, I seriously say you could either wait for EVGA to release their 3gb cards, go with the no ref 3GB Gainward/Palit cards (I'm sure they have like 8-2, not as good as msi but not bad) or stick to the lightning. Once OCed past 1ghz, you'll smoke every game at 120fps+ (well possibly without copious amounts of AA, but You'll live).
     
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ever heard of full cover blocks?

I hear no noise, just pure awesome
I'm sorry I should've mentioned that there's no room in my case (Raven RV01) for a watercooling solution, without extensive, and I mean extensive modding, even when it's a full tower.

I'll add this to the first post.
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please explain then
You really believe that 120 Hertz screens can only be viewed at the full 120 in 3D? I'm tired and I may have misread your first post but it seems as though you stated that 120 Hertz will only work via 3D.. People have been using 240+ Hertz screens for years with the full 240 refresh rate without using any form of 3D.
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two 580s huh
well my 480s in sli get this


and my cards are £240 each
but you're missing something look your resolution is lower than my, do me favor run it at 1920x1200 like i did.........check again the setting and check my resolution....

my 1920x1200
in your tessellation is normal
my is extreme setting
..
Edited by renaldy - 4/23/11 at 2:01am
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I'm sorry I should've mentioned that there's no room in my case (Raven RV01) for a watercooling solution, without extensive, and I mean extensive modding, even when it's a full tower.

I'll add this to the first post.
http://www.mountainmods.com/

these guys will fix ya right up. 90 rotation doesn't mean squat for cards, and I know external water cooling is a pain, but performance out weighs the consequences. For your situation, look at the Tower pedestal 24.
You can load a few 480 rads and possibly mount your pump externally, then just put tubing through your raven, which I'm sure has a few WC external holes. You'll be fine.



affix it upright with your raven. you'll think of something

and this guy didn't have any problems

right here on OCN, granted he didn't GPU cool

Edited by Spykerv - 4/23/11 at 2:01am
     
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And why exactly? so they can blow up when you reach near 580 oc levels and microstutter from here to kingdom come? Look at you! You have trifire, and i bet you're dang happy with it too.

6990s are far better options, have no idea why no one is suggesting them.


Well, OP, I seriously say you could either wait for EVGA to release their 3gb cards, go with the no ref 3GB Gainward/Palit cards (I'm sure they have like 8-2, not as good as msi but not bad) or stick to the lightning. Once OCed past 1ghz, you'll smoke every game at 120fps+ (well possibly without copious amounts of AA, but You'll live).
I didn't think more RAM on a card would be of such importance. Speaking of course in my case, as I'm going to be running this all on one screen @ 1080p.

How extensive is the micro-stutter with the 590's? I'm becoming quite concerned now of this issue with quad-sli's.
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then... depending on your cpu and psu... and you can afford the 590's i would say 590's ..... all the way... you will love it

but i am waringing you in advanced... your power bill (elec) is going to go through the roof..

but it is going to kick ass in so many ways
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two 580s huh
well my 480s in sli get this

and my cards are £240 each

Check your settings special ed.

Disregard the review site benchmarks presented by the ATI guy, they're absolute crap and most of them show a cpu bottleneck its pretty pathetic really.
    
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580s and 590s are not that loud, so no worries and no need to watercool just to make them quite.

As for microstutter, in some games it's very annoying and in some it's virtually non existent. One advantage of the two 580s is, in the occasional game where mictrosutter or SLI bugs are an issue, running of one 580 is faster than running of a single GPU in one of your 590s.

In Summery:
The 580s should be quieter, cooler, overclock much better, have less micro stutter, and be more flexible (much easier chance of maxing a newish game that is having sli/microstutter issues with an overclocked 580 than with one 590 GPU). Not to mention, I'm pretty sure there isn't a game out there you can't absolutely destroy with two 580s on a 1080p display.

Edit: Don't worry about 3gb cards. I am actualy very Vram limited with my 3x30 inch monitors, so Vram issues are somthing I have looked into a lot. At 1080p you really won't need more ram than the 580/590 has to offer until you outgrow the card anyway. If you were running a higher resolution it would be different.... but no worries about the 1.5gb cards.
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