Originally Posted by Computear
I'm trying to help the OP, not argue semantics. I don't think its reasonable to think he would quad-SLI GTX 690s, nor is it a good idea to recommend a GTX 580 at this time. Please provide explanations when you offer suggestions, we're here to help not argue.
I am here to help, I'm saying what he could do IF he doesn't mind spending a lot of money. I'm not arguing here, I'm helping. And besides, you are the one that "corrected" my original post anyway. I think I deserve to respond to a comment like that.
Anyway, now that I addressed that - Michael19xx, if money isn't an issue AT ALL, then like I said - go for Quad SLI GTX 690's. That's probably not the case, but just because it's not probable doesn't mean I have to rule it out.
Though, the best solution for video cards very much depends on what you're willing to spend.
Here are my suggestions (For Nvidia cards):
(Note: All of these prices are from nvidia's cheapest version of each card)
Anything less than a GTX 670 would probably be something along the lines of a gtx 480 for $190, a 660 for $230, or a 660 ti for $300
For less than $400 = 1 GTX 670 @ $354.99
For $400-$500 = 1 GTX 680 @ $487.49
For $700-$710 = 2 GTX 670's @ $709.98
For $900-$100 = 2 GTX 680's for $974.98
For greater than $1000 = 2+ GTX 690's, or 3+ GTX 670's/680's
This doesn't include taxes or shipping.
And just to clear the air (NOT to argue or troll): Depending on what you meant by your last comment Michael, this may help (From the official Nvidia website):
"NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 295, GeForce GTX 590, and GeForce GTX 690 cards do not require an SLI motherboard and work on all compatible motherboards."