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December 15, 2011 2:38:37 AM

Hi Guys,

I just built a new PC and found out that the two 6970's I bought were faulty. I have the option to get the two faulty 6970's replaced or take store credit. At this stage looking at probably getting rid of the 6970's.

I have 3 x 24inch monitors so I'm looking for suggestions on alternatives to the two 6970's for multi screen gaming (Skyrim, Dirt 3, BF3 etc). Will be running at 5760 x 1080 Res. Open to single, dual and triple GPU solutions.

Will most likely be OC'ing the GPU as Iv'e already OC'd my 2500k to 4.4ghz.


Rig:

3 x Benq 24" Monitors
Antec Twelve Hundred (Version 3) Gaming case
1200W "Antec" TPQ-1200 TruePower Quattro PSU
i5-2500K CPU
Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 gen 3 M/B
Corsair vengeance CL9 16GB kit
1TB Hitachi Sata3 HDD
Windows 7 64 bit

Will most likely be getting parts from www.pccasegear.com and placing the order this coming weekend

Budget will be around $1200

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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December 15, 2011 2:41:25 AM

I'd SLI the GTX 580's
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December 15, 2011 2:57:41 AM

Well, if you're looking to get rid of the 6970s, then you're only option with AMD is getting a 6990 (which is basically two 6970s on the same card). Otherwise Nvidia is your only option.

With Nvidia you will have to go with two cards because the use of three monitors requires SLI. 580's aren't a bad idea, but they're more expensive than your 6970s were.
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December 15, 2011 7:10:01 AM

Just take the replacement for the 2x6970. Its too bad that you got 2 lemons but once you get working ones, you wont regret it. I play on 5670x1080 via 2x6950 2GB and getting 60fps in crysis 2. I forgot which mode ( gamer, enthusiast or what ) but its smooth enough to not care... Thus a pair of 6970 will do better...

Edit: I play Crysis 2 in advance mode & get 45-60fps.
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December 15, 2011 7:12:08 AM

Easy, 3x 6950 2GB. Grab the Sapphires as they're still shipping cards with unlocked 6970 bios. The price will be the same, it'll destroy 2x580, 2x5970 or a 6990.
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December 15, 2011 8:37:12 AM

kewldood said:
Hi Guys,

I just built a new PC and found out that the two 6970's I bought were faulty. I have the option to get the two faulty 6970's replaced or take store credit. At this stage looking at probably getting rid of the 6970's.

I have 3 x 24inch monitors so I'm looking for suggestions on alternatives to the two 6970's for multi screen gaming (Skyrim, Dirt 3, BF3 etc). Will be running at 5760 x 1080 Res. Open to single, dual and triple GPU solutions.

Will most likely be OC'ing the GPU as Iv'e already OC'd my 2500k to 4.4ghz.


Rig:

3 x Benq 24" Monitors
Antec Twelve Hundred (Version 3) Gaming case
1200W "Antec" TPQ-1200 TruePower Quattro PSU
i5-2500K CPU
Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 gen 3 M/B
Corsair vengeance CL9 16GB kit
1TB Hitachi Sata3 HDD
Windows 7 64 bit

Will most likely be getting parts from www.pccasegear.com and placing the order this coming weekend

Budget will be around $1200

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers



replacement for your 6970s is a good choice.you may also think about 6990+6970 Trifire(a little more expensive).for your budget the best(NVIDIA) option is to get 2xgtx580s in SLi.get 3GB version so that you can avoid lack of VRAM at ultra resolutions.
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