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I'm planning on using a dual-screen display, with a 25-inch monitor for gaming side-by-side with my current 22-inch while I'm browsing.

My other planned items are:

HAF 932 Case
i5-2500K (w/ Corsair CAFA 70 CPU cooler, planning on some medium OCing)
8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL RAM
ASROCK P67 EXTREME4 Mobo (possible)
120GB SSD in conjunction with a 320GB regular HD (not RAID)

No clue about the power supply yet. Will a Corsair 750W TX be future-proof for a potential 580gtx SLI (in case I decided to get a second one later) or will I need to get a stronger one?
Edited by Napwneon - 5/28/11 at 10:59pm
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If you are looking to SLI 580's in the future, then you have no choice but to go a single 580 then...

You sound like a serious gamer, do you think there might even be the slightest possibility you might go NVSurround in the future (5760x1080p) or a single 1440p monitor (2560x1440)

If so, i would suggest a 3gb model of the 580 as the 1.5gb Vram models have been know to hit Vram limitations at as little as 2560x1440 on Metro2033, so if this is a game you are considering then i would look into it...

Explaination of the limitations of VRam

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Originally Posted by slaWter
I'm curious as well

For example in Crysis, I can't even go higher than Medium settings because that already maxes the 1.5GB of the 480s. So standard 580s would be pointless.
FSX is also very borderline, hell even iRacing is around 1.4GB...

According to "internal testing" the 3GB will really boost performance for high res displays:

Most importantly, Gainward GeForce GTX 580 3072MB “Phantom†runs an average FPS on Metro 2033 (DirectX 11) setting to Very High with MSAA 4X at 2560x1600 resolutions - surpasses up to 279 % than GTX 580 1536MB memory; on blockbuster game- Crysis Warhead (DirectX10) at same resolutions and Enthusiast setting with AA/16xQ, it manages an average 20% faster . Furthermore, on hot title- StarCraft 2 (DirectX 9) with 32AA 16 AF at 2560x1600, it runs with an average FPS of 45+, exceeds sharply 152% than GTX 580 1536MB.

And it even has 1 DisplayPort Although I now have my DP inputs used up by the Mac Pro anyway
Stolen from NVnews
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Thanks. I will be limited by my displays for the foreseeable future, probably until I upgrade my rig next. (a HP 25-inch in conjunction with a ACER 22-inch display) I'm also wondering if two GTX 560 Ti's would "pool" their VRAM to help each other out or whether I'll just be limited to 1 GB in such a case.
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single 580 fo shure
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560's , they will eat the single 580 alive.
    
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580, get a full water loop and add the cpu and gpu to it.
My 480sli was not what i thought it was going to be. had to run 825mhz in sli.
Now with 580 and mcw60 on it (mcw80 dose not fit ) i hit 950 core and bc2 @ 1920-1080 @ 90-120 fps.
So as long as you dont go tri monitor single 580 Now i would say get the 3 gb card. No sli dose not Pool the ram. what ever the card is ,is what u got not 2Xcard.
My haf 932 was thin 360 rad, push pull r4 fans and i7 @4.2 ghz and 2 480s sli @ 825 core (mite of been 850mhz )
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post #18 of 28
look at my sig...

I was afraid of Dual-cards for the micro-stuttering... I still bought 2 560Ti's an I'm happy....

SLI scaling is great, the MSI TFII cooler is quite good, and the power consumption is nothing outrageous...

It's also faster thant a single GTX580..

and honestly, 2 X 560Ti's aren't far behind compared to a GTX590...look for yourself...


My EVGA GTX590 Classified on OCed 2500K (Now RMA'd the card)
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My MSI 560Ti TwinFrozrII SLI on OCed 2500K

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At resolutions higher than 1080P, the single GTX580 or a GTX 590 might be better because of the extra vRAM...you mileage may vary!
post #19 of 28
Another one...

I'm happy with my purchase...I love the MSI TFII cards...the MSI 560Ti HAWK are even better.

Also, I know the PNY cards are selling for cheap, got MIRs on top, and you can claim 2 MIRs at the same adress...so, you could grab two 560Tis for about $420 to $440...

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post #20 of 28
I would go with a single card solution. If you're going for a 580 go for a 3GB model. It'll be better in the long run for you (Also look at versions with custom coolers).
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