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I want to buy either a gtx 570 or gtx 580. Which one should i get? I want to get a second one later on for SLI. Also, if you have any suggestions for a 570/580 please let me know. Thanks!
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What I always say is buy the most powerful video card you can afford now, and worry about SLI later. Depending on your resolution, one GTX 570 or 580 might be more than enough.
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I don't really have a buget. But i am not sure if i want to get a gtx 590... isn't that a little overkill.. esp if i am going to SLI later. I have a 27" monitor - And was thinking about selling it to get two monitors (~23 inches)
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Asus GTX580 DC II is awesome. SLI even better...
post #6 of 14
Monitor resolution?
If it's 1080p, get a GTX 570 and SLI later.
If it's 1440p, get a GTX 580 (preferably 3GB, but 1.5GB will do) and SLI later.
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I currently have a 590, and 3x570s {on separate rigs} and i've also had a single 580 and 560s in sli over the past 4 months...

to tell you the truth, unless you're gaming at 5760x1080 you won't see a major difference between two 570s a single 590 or even two 580s... fps gains between those cards are really not noticeable at any resolution below that.

However... you have to factor in other things such as overall power consumption if that's important to you... you might also have to buy a really expensive psu if you are going all out. [ax 1200 or a very good 1 kilowat if you are doing 590s in sli or tri sli 570s... at least a 850 watt for just sli]
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Seyovax - How is the temperature on the top card? And do you have them overclocked or no? One more thing - what case do you have?

Born2bwild - It is a 1080P monitor but i might buy two monitors for surround.
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Thanks for the info bad!
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Badat - I thought you can get away with an SLI compatible 750W powersupply with the gtx570's? I have a pc power and cooling ps and it is awesome.
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