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I am on an HP LP3065 and want to get a GTX 580 to prepare for Battlefield 3, as well as be able to raise the graphics higher in the games i am currently playing (never tried high AA or AF, usually kept them low so that i could maintain performance)

should i get a 1.5 GB or a 3 GB version? i think that i might need the 3 GB but it is painful enough spending the money on the 1.5 GB version... what do you think i will actually use?

also, how is palit? could save some money by getting their version of whichever card i end up getting.

Another option would be to stick with either a GTX 275 (send back my 560 Ti) or keep my 560 Ti and wait for Kepler.


side note: i need a power supply that will power it in my sig rig. problem is, i need to power 13 fans as well, and that includes two .7 amp delta fans that will be turned on from 60% to 100% when i play games. so i need lots of power on the 12v molex. My power supply cant currently handle the deltas so i have them unplugged.
Edited by Skoobs - 6/10/11 at 2:35pm
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post #2 of 23
3GB

Palit. Eh, whats the difference 10 dollars? I'd go with a stronger brand.

What power supply are you currently using?
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Might as well get 3GB
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post #4 of 23
Future proofing is 3gb.
Right now 1.5 should be enough.

Palit is not bad at all smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Shiftstealth;13826119 
What power supply are you currently using?



says 750 watt max antec earthwatts.
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Well, you shouldn't be having problems with 750w, but since upgrading to a 850 would be pointless, just go straight for the AX1200
    
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post #7 of 23
Go for the EVGA GTX 580 3GB.
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post #8 of 23
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nvidia dangled kepler in front of our faces, claiming significant performance increases and less heat. we have no idea when the new (28mm ?) architecture will be released, but i cannot afford both. i will have to get a 580 or wait for kepler.

if i wait, i will probably try my gtx 275 because it has a little more ram and is supposed to almost keep up with the 560 ti. i could also keep my 560 ti for the time being and wait to see if kepler is released in the next 5 months (when BF3 comes out)
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega329;13826227 
Well, you shouldn't be having problems with 750w, but since upgrading to a 850 would be pointless, just go straight for the AX1200

when i plug in delta fans, they pulse. like on all the way, on half way, on all the way, so on.

edit: just tried my 6000 prm one again. worked fine. maybe it was just the molex connector on the cable being loose or something.
Edited by Skoobs - 6/10/11 at 2:50pm
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega329;13826227 
Well, you shouldn't be having problems with 750w, but since upgrading to a 850 would be pointless, just go straight for the AX1200

Um wot, 750w is more than enough.
Check the connections if the fans are pulsing, are they on molex connectors?
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