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Poll Results: Which GPU?

 
  • 46% (57)
    580
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    560
  • 7% (9)
    Stick with 260
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    Get a second 260 for SLI
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post #31 of 104
Why no 570?That seems to me the perfect level of performance for your system.Although maybe the whole VRM thing maybe a reason.
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post #32 of 104
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I actually haven't been playing many FPSes lately, but I'll definitely be picking up BF3.
I guess you could say I mostly play RPGs. I know for sure I'll be logging plenty of hours into Skyrim.

The thing is, I actually don't want to spend too much money.
But the 560 is just so damn ugly and the 580 is the best single GPU on the market and it's blue.
I suppose it's better to spend more now and keep it for a few years instead of spending ~$250 to upgrade every other year.
I'm still not sure. Computer hardware drives me nuts.
post #33 of 104
GTX580 is way too overpriced.

If you don't want to go 6950 then grab the gtx560. 1920x1080 will be fine with any of these cards.
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post #34 of 104
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I suppose it's better to spend more now and keep it for a few years instead of spending ~$250 to upgrade every other year.
I think you just answered your own question then

That is the best way to look at it imo. Afterall, isn't that the whole point of custom building in the first place? To spend a bit more (sometime less) up front but the system lasts a whole lot longer than a packaged computer from Dell or HP or the likes and in the long run you save money and have better performance?
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post #35 of 104
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I suppose it's better to spend more now and keep it for a few years instead of spending ~$250 to upgrade every other year.
I'm still not sure. Computer hardware drives me nuts.
It is not better to spend the extra money. In one year there will be cards that beat the gtx580 for half the price. Better to buy a cheaper card now and then when 28nm comes around look at an upgrade.
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post #36 of 104
The Gigabyte 560ti SOC has a blue PCB which would suit your build theme

Great performance as well in this review
post #37 of 104
Go for the EVGA GTX580
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It is not better to spend the extra money. In one year there will be cards that beat the gtx580 for half the price. Better to buy a cheaper card now and then when 28nm comes around look at an upgrade.
So you are trying to say that a 560Ti beats a 480? Since the 560 is the half the price the 480 was and came out around a year later?

The whole mentality of "just wait, something new is coming out in x months and will be y percent faster" is just illogical. If you thought like that, you would never upgrade in the first place since there is always new tech around the corner.

None of us can predict what the next gen GPU's will bring to the table, nor do we have any definite release dates for the next gen cards. All we have is some rumours and assumptions based on how technology is progressing, that is all. Yes, the next gen GPU's will be 28nm that is pretty much fact, but, we have no idea what performance gains we will see from them.

So telling someone to go cheap because there is something new around the corner which they can then pickup another mid-range card of that generation and it might (albeit unlikely) outperform the 580 is a complete joke. Get the best you can, while you can afford it.

No one can predict the future, don't sell yourself short and get a mid-range card if you are going to regret it in a few months time.

Now, if you are happy with the performance of the 560Ti (I assume you have read review and the likes) and it performs well in the games you play. Then get a 560, its a great little card.

But don't get a 560 just because newer tech is on the way. There is ALWAYS newer tech on the way. So just make sure that while you have the money and are willing to upgrade, that you get the card that best suits your needs and that you won't regret buying in 6 months time.
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post #39 of 104
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
The Gigabyte 560ti SOC has a blue PCB which would suit your build theme

Great performance as well in this review
gud choice...
and offtopic...ur username is japanese meaning ishi's forest/tree
strange and u r from australia.....
post #40 of 104
in my honest opinion...to op pls take an hd6950 2gb and be happy....that 2gb buffer is going to help a lot at hd+ resolutions....
this is what im talking about....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%206950%20flex
this has blue pcb to suit ur color scheme.....
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