Best Graphics Card To Install?

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George1
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I'm currently building my first computer and I'm wondering what graphics cards to install. I looked at the AMD radeon hd 6990 and it seems amazing and would love to install two but the price is not too appealing. So I'm asking for suggestions on duel graphics cards that you have used or would recommend. I would like them to be capable of playing the latest games in 3d if that's possible for a reasonable price? I haven't bought the Motherboard yet but I'm thinking of the EVGA X58 FTW3. The only thing I've bought is a case, the Cooler Master ATCS 840. Any suggestions welcome, thanks.

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I have owned cross-fired 4870x2's and I have to say that it was my worst experience ever, I don't know about the new dual GPU 6990 but personally I would have to recommend 2 6970's or 2 GTX 580's, as there will probably be less issue with only 2 GPU's, personally would stay away from quad-fire or quad-sli, just bad experiences, I had 2 8800 ultras for awhile and that wasn't bad so you might want to just stay with 2 GPU's. My personal opinion.

George1
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Thanks for the reply, yeah I'm now considering two of the GTX 580s so thanks for the advice. Have you seen the ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590? What do you think about it?

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The GTX 590 is basically two underclocked 580s. If I were you, I would aim for the 590 just because it isn't the best idea to go CF/SLI right from the start.

George1
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Ok, so you think a single GTX 590 will be fine to use?

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Overkill for most people TBH but if you want the best and have the money, go for it.

George1
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I'll try and go for that then, I've seen an Asus model of the GTX 590 - it's expensive but hopefully worth it. I just want one that will last a long time as well, £600/$750 is a lot of money for something that will be outdated very soon and not worth the cost. But hopefully that shouldn't be the case with the 590.