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Old 11-13-10, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default GTX 580 + 120hz monitor + 3D vision kit

Since I'm about to graduate from college, some members of my family have asked what I wanted as a graduation present. Since I'm fairly content with most of the stuff I have already, I'm trying to figure out if it would be worth while to upgrade to a GTX 580 on my current system. I know the 965BE isn't nearly as fast as an i7 processor, so I guess it could be a bottleneck. I'm really not sure.

The other option would be to get either 2 6870's and a set of monitors for Eyefinity, or a couple of 6950's in crossfire and maybe a few monitors for that setup. This option is obviously dependent on the cards actually being decent without huge drawbacks. I've got a crossfire enabled motherboard, but I cannot use SLI.

Budget is around $1000.

Any ideas? I'm pretty torn on this decision.

EDIT: New idea!!!!

GTX 580 + 120hz LCD monitor + Nvidia 3D kit

Please advise on what parts I should get!

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