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Skip open style coolers, keep exhaust types, the 580 isn't as crazy hot as the 480. If temps are still high, then add or improve your intake fans to move to a positive pressure setup, which will force more cool air into the GPU coolers.
Skip dual GPU cards, they're all compromised in some way. The 6990 is crazy loud and hot, the 590 has abysmal power circuits. You'll be happy with the 580s, but I suspect you'd also be happy with a pair of good 6970s.
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Way to be ignorant. Nvidia barely recovered from their out-dated drivers frying 590s, if anything the shoe is on the other foot.
Way to be even more ignorant, we are talking 580.

GTX 580 are awesome cards. No vrm issues, or BIOS issues like the 590's. Stay focused man.
     
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Way to be even more ignorant, we are talking 580.

GTX 580 are awesome cards. No vrm issues, or BIOS issues like the 590's. Stay focused man.
Don't care. You mentioned that AMD have somehow inferior to Nvidia's and that Nvidia have (and I quote) "way less driver issues" which is pure BS. Maybe get your head out of your behind when you post next time, as this is a myth. Most people on here buy PCs to play mainstream games and AMD is just as good as Nvidia in this case, if not better. We're all happy you're loving your 580, but don't spread ignorant misinformation like this around. Had we been talking about Quadro and FirePro cards I would agree with you, since this is GeForce vs Radeon you're comparing, this isn't the case.
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Don't care. You mentioned that AMD have somehow inferior to Nvidia's and that Nvidia have (and I quote) "way less driver issues" which is pure BS.
Read the entire thread, my response was to Fuell for spreading baloney that 1/2/3/4 GTX 580 was inferior somehow for any kind of set up and ZERO reasons for buying them.

And it wasn't BS for me after three series and four years of AMD. There are less driver issues, I was telling the truth, if you don't know that your living under a rock, didn't claim Nvidia didn't have any either. They are good cards for price per performance on a budget. Fuell came over to the Nvidia thread and put down the 580's on a GTX 580 SLI post saying how AMD was better, off the OP topic. Jump down his throat for trolling to peddle AMD and spreading bull about Nvidia. Is he entitled to his opinion and I'm not? (by experience mind you).
     
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Read the entire thread, my response was to Fuell for spreading baloney that 1/2/3/4 GTX 580 was inferior somehow for any kind of set up and ZERO reasons for buying them.

And it wasn't BS for me after three series and four years of AMD. There are less driver issues, I was telling the truth, if you don't know that your living under a rock, didn't claim Nvidia didn't have any either. They are good cards for price per performance on a budget. Fuell came over to the Nvidia thread and put down the 580's on a GTX 580 SLI post saying how AMD was better, off the OP topic. Jump down his throat for trolling to peddle AMD and spreading bull about Nvidia. Is he entitled to his opinion and I'm not? (by experience mind you).
If he was trolling, don't support it by trolling him back for God's sake.

And it's you who's been living under a rock (3000 series are ancient FYI). I used to use a 2900XT and their drivers have come light years in terms of support since then. Before, their driver updates used to screw up more things than they fixed so I stopped updating them permanently for that card, now since the 5000 series that has changed for their newer cards (5000/6000 series) at least. And he criticized price/performance which wasn't spreading mis-information like you did, instead he was stating a mix of facts/opinions but in a unacceptable manner (there are plenty of reasons to buy a 580, if you have the cash to spare), so reply something stating this instead of trolling back. If you posted that reply out of rage to troll him back, fair enough, ignore what he said and move on. However if you are trying to suggest that a GTX 580 is in any way, a "bang-for-buck" card, you are deluding yourself.





Take a look at where the 580 is on that list.

P.S. This was what you quoted:

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Like I said, aside from needing a few niche things that nvidia offers, theres ZERO reason for buying 1/2/3/4 580's, the price/performance is awful, simply awful. No, I am not an AMD fanboy, I'm just Anti-Intel.
I don't see where he said it was inferior to any kind of setup, all he did say there was zero reasons for buying them, which is his opinion and not a fact and you can debate him on this. He didn't say it was "inferior to any kind of setup" to be fair, and if he suggested this, just correct him.
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Per topic, get the two GTX 580's if you got the cash... At 1080p you will scale around 60%, add AA or increase the resolution and scaling only gets better...
I admit they don't scale as good as leafblowers 6970's or 6990, but both are good cards overall. From a 5870, it would be a significant upgrade overall...
Make more use of that i7, especially since Fuell hates Intel
Mattering on your gaming habbits, let me know if you want some benchmarks (if your too lazy to lookup) and i'll be glad to post some up... and my cards are sandwiched together... May I recommend EVGA and their lifetime warranty even if you overclock;
The 6970's/6990 will void the warranty with the switch BTW...

Look at those sexy beasts...
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Hope this isn't thread-jacking, but how are both temps and fan noise with the 580s? If its anything like my 480 was (jet take-off), I'd have to WC-only them.
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On my setup, top card gets around 86c and bottom around 80c on loads. Based on the newer vapor chamber cooling system, they sound nothing like older 480's. With my two cards on load, I can say my CD Drive is louder (since it's in the front)... so more of a swooshing sound, definitely noticable but not annoying IMO...
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I will be going with the 580's. I wont JUST be gaming you see, i do video and photo editing aswell as 3D rendering. Im getting the 3GB models too. Also, im sure this will future proof my PC with future games and other applications for a good few years so i look at it like i dont mind spending a good bit of money now and every few years. I know Kepler is on its way....which is kind of making me think twice every now and then, but i know how good the 580's are. Every review ive read praise them in every way. The ONLY bad point is the price, but if thats not that big of a deal, then i cant see these cards being beaten. Especially in SLI.
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Fanboyism for some of you nvidia people. My own posts admit there are reasons to go nvidia. But like I said, aside from those FEW nvidia only things, if you don't need/care much about it, save yourself a few hundred dollars and get BETTER PERFORMANCE with AMD/ATI. Drop the extra cash saved on watercooling or a beefier PSU, you'll have a better setup regardless for same or less money.

If anyone thinks I'm wrong, I'm open to a PM discussion, but lets stop using a guys help thread for bashing the company we don't like.

Whatever he chooses will be the best for him and his own decision based on the HELPFUL info we provide him, so lets leave it at that. All we can do is give him the info, its his choice.

Edit> had my tab open for too long, he replied and made his choice. Hope it you all the best and enjoy the cards!
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