And which motherboard would be best for 2-way sli, will getting x2 gtx 570s be a good option? Will it run games at a good fps rate on highest settings? I have not yet decided on a monitor, can I use my dell ultrasharp from 2005 it's 23 inches
hmm,gtx580 sli would be a great deal if you can do.get hafx 932 in this case you are also able to setup water cooling system and have great cable managment with better fans and for cooler go with hyper 212+ they are recommended for sandy series..
You want a roomy case to work with and for maximum airflow.
HAF X, Carbide 600T. Your individual taste is another factor. Hyper 212+ for cooling.
If you get another 580, you monitor won't do it justice IMO. A 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 res would suit a 580 SLI rig.
Yeah in the future (few months) I'll purchase another 580 with a good monitor. Also the mobo I might purchase is the asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3. Is the antec Kuhler h20 620 liquid CPU cooler not better than the hyper 212?
agree totally. Amd Gpus really shine at high resolutions with more monitors though.
I've never had a problem with a Amd driver. But I only update my drivers when I run into problems with a game or after a while. Unfortunately games are written in a different manner so there will always be a driver issue somewhat with some games from both Nvidia and Amd. But nvidia got a clever profiling system where you can fine tune it.
There's about 12 posts in last 3 or 4 days on same subject
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
-Two factory overclocked (900MHz) 560 Ti - 900 Mhz get 862 fps for $410 at a cost of $ 0.48 per frame. They can be OC'd another 10-12%
-Two 570's get 873 fps for $640 at a cost of $ 0.73 per frame. They can be OC'd another 5-7%.
-One 580 gets 616 fps for $480 at a cost of $ 0.78 per frame. They can be OC'd another 4-6%.
-Two factory overclocked 6950's get 759 fps for $480 at a cost of $ 0.63 per frame.
-Two 6970's get 825 fps for $640 at a cost of $ 0.87 per frame.