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#1 Black64

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

So this year I am gonna upgrade my GPU's, my current setup is as follows

 

1x 6950, runs 2 NEC monitors @ 1920x1200

1x 6570, runs 1 NEC monitor @ 1920x1200 and my TV @1920x1080

 

I would like to run all 3 NEC monitors off my main card (for gaming) and my TV doesn't need much power so really any card will do.

 

 

So far I am thinking of these setups, with the first being my top choice so far.

 

1. GTX 590 and GTX 550

 

2. 2x GTX 580

 

3. GTX 670 and GTX 650 

 

 

any ideas or thoughts?


Edited by Black64, 25 April 2013 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

Is cost a factor? 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

I would like to keep it under $600.


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[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Mini's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

2x 7950?


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

2x 7950?

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Unbeatable by any other combo.

 

Otherwise, a GTX670 or anything from GTX680 4GB variants.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

 

2x 7950?

:withstupid:

Unbeatable by any other combo.

 

Otherwise, a GTX670 or anything from GTX680 4GB variants.

 

Yep, with two high power GPUs....2GB is no longer an option as it will hold back the maximum performance of the pair


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

sorry guys, I forgot to mention that I want to switch over to Nvidia, so no 6950 or 6970s. (I forgot to edit the first post when I made it)

 

Also I can get a 590 for slightly cheaper then a 670 and power and heat don't concern me, would a 590 and 580 be better then 2 670? (the 590 and 580 would be 100-200 cheaper) Also does a 590 have SLI issues on it's own?


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[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Mini's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

I'm afraid I'm of no help, nothing against nvidia but they're not touching AMD in that price point. You're guaranteed to be bit in the ass by the 1.5GB limitation of the 590 (or even the 2GB limitation on a normal 670) :rolleyes:

 

Why do you think I had to switch from the 5970?? It had plenty of raw power but the 1GB gimped the hell out of it


Edited by IVIYTH0S, 25 April 2013 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

What res where you running the 5970 at?


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PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Mini's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

sorry guys, I forgot to mention that I want to switch over to Nvidia, so no 6950 or 6970s. (I forgot to edit the first post when I made it)

 

Also I can get a 590 for slightly cheaper then a 670 and power and heat don't concern me, would a 590 and 580 be better then 2 670? (the 590 and 580 would be 100-200 cheaper) Also does a 590 have SLI issues on it's own?

 

Where are you buying a GTX 590 for less than a 670?


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

eBay, I never buy stuff new


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PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Mini's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

eBay, I never buy stuff new

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GTX590 should definitely be better than 2x GTX670s.


Edited by d6bmg, 26 April 2013 - 10:55 AM.

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