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    Hi all, my weakspot when it comes to computers is graphics cards...

    I have my new build,

    Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    Intel Core i7-3960X 3.30GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011
    G.Skill RipJawsZ 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C9 1866MHz
    Coolermaster HAF X case
    EK-KIT H3O - Supreme LT 360 water cooling kit
    2 x G.Skill Turbulence II Memory Cooler


    I want Nvidia and ideally Asus cards
    my budget for graphics is around £500
    Whats the best way to spend that?

    on 1 580x
    on 2 570x
    or on 4 560x

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    Hi!

    Im not into geforce but i think 2 pcs of 570 would perform very well, for gaming

    Radeon works well to..... 200 fps bf3 ultra/1920..
    Last edited by Rockford; 02-08-2012 at 09:21 PM.

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    me personally i would get the single best graphics card i could afford now, and down the road as you need more horsepower from your GPU, get another of the same as the cost will have went down.

    -ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    -Intel i7-3930k @4.42GHz
    -16GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2133MHz
    -Corsair Force Series GT SSD 240GB
    - 2x 3TB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
    - XFX ProSeries 1250W PSU
    -3x ASUS VE248Q 24" Monitor
    - 2x XFX 7970R
    - Xigmatek Elysium Black Case
    - CORSAIR H100 CPU Cooler
    - Logitech G500 Mouse

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    Memory (part number)G-Skill RipjawsX 2x4Gb@1838Mhz
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire HD7970 OC VaporX
    MonitorSamsung Syncmaster 2253LW + 2 Packard Bell 19.5" vga
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 850EVO 250gb
    Storage #2250gb SSD + 4 HD 3Tb total + NAS 3Tb
    CPU CoolerSwiftech custom loop
    CaseCoolerMaster HAF 932 modified
    Power SupplyCoolermaster SilentPro Hybrid 1300W
    Keyboard Razer Black Widow Ultimate
    Mouse Razer Ourobouros
    Headset Razer Tiamat 7.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by houndazs View Post
    me personally i would get the single best graphics card i could afford now, and down the road as you need more horsepower from your GPU, get another of the same as the cost will have went down.
    yeah, good point :-p

    might just wait a month or 2 and see if kepler has a release date

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array houndazs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deludeddonny View Post
    yeah, good point :-p

    might just wait a month or 2 and see if kepler has a release date
    For a Nvidia guy thats what i would do, but my 7970's scream!!!!!

    -ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    -Intel i7-3930k @4.42GHz
    -16GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2133MHz
    -Corsair Force Series GT SSD 240GB
    - 2x 3TB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
    - XFX ProSeries 1250W PSU
    -3x ASUS VE248Q 24" Monitor
    - 2x XFX 7970R
    - Xigmatek Elysium Black Case
    - CORSAIR H100 CPU Cooler
    - Logitech G500 Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndazs View Post
    For a Nvidia guy thats what i would do, but my 7970's scream!!!!!
    I bet they do :-p

    But thought I would give nvidia a go ive always used ATI so a change would be interesting

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array houndazs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deludeddonny View Post
    I bet they do :-p

    But thought I would give nvidia a go ive always used ATI so a change would be interesting
    yup change does spice things up a bit. i was a AMD fanboy, and now look what i got lol.

    -ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    -Intel i7-3930k @4.42GHz
    -16GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2133MHz
    -Corsair Force Series GT SSD 240GB
    - 2x 3TB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
    - XFX ProSeries 1250W PSU
    -3x ASUS VE248Q 24" Monitor
    - 2x XFX 7970R
    - Xigmatek Elysium Black Case
    - CORSAIR H100 CPU Cooler
    - Logitech G500 Mouse

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    580 still does a good job on all games - get a nice CUII, overclock it to 950/1100 and call it a day
    now benching on: LN2 | 3770K | Maximus V Extreme | 2x GTX 580 Matrix Platinum | SSD | Cooler Master 1500W
    Proud to be ASUS PowerUser!

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