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Hey guys,

I had an option b/w the GTX 570 SC and the HD 6970 before. I found more money around the place xD so now I have an option of getting the GTX 570 SC and a 60GB SSD or the GTX 580 DCII. I do not plan to OC any of the cards and I am going to leave them as they came. I game on a 120Hz 1920X1080 Monitor and I do not plan to do SLI or 3D in the future as 3D hurts my eyes and SLI runs a tad hot. I only get to play in summer. What do you guys think?

The Sig rig pretty much sums up what I have

Thank you

Your opinions are appreciated
Please don't troll me

I plan to buy the parts from Canada Computers and ti comes to around 500$ after the MIR's and the instant Rebates. I live in Toronto so NCIX is also an option. I am going to buy the cards tomorrow
You are free to recommend other brands of the 570s and 580s as long as they are available in CC.
Edited by .Cerberus - 6/14/11 at 11:41am
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I would suggest that you get the GTX570 and a SSD if you want fast loading times in games with a good GPU. If you want RAW power, the GTX580 is for you. What games do you play at 1080p?
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hey, I play Bad Company 2, Mafia 2, GTA IV EFLC, Black Ops, Mass Effect 2, AC2, Brotherhood, Counter Strike Source (rarely - only because of the buddies), Crysis II, HomeFront and basically any shooter with decent mechanics


Going to get BF3, Mass Effect 3, AC: Revelations, Deus Ex, and some more
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AC: Revelations, AC: Revelations, Mafia 2, GTA IV will benefit from a SSD and may prevent level loading stutter.
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Are you gonna use the SSD for the OS ? If so there won't be any difference in games unless you install them on the same HDD and 60GB is too low for that.

I'd take the 570 SC, it already has a healthy OC which will make it around 10% slower than a GTX 580 for a much lower price.
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Are you gonna use the SSD for the OS ? If so there won't be any difference in games unless you install them on the same HDD and 60GB is too low for that.
I'd take the 570 SC, it already has a healthy OC which will make it around 10% slower than a GTX 580 for a much lower price.
Wrong. My rig is proof. I run OS on raid and games on SSD. The difference is huge in open world environment games.
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Wrong. My rig is proof. I run OS on raid and games on SSD. The difference is huge in open world environment games.
You mean both of the ones you can fit on there that's pretty good!

JK more power to ya if you can deal with a small drive, but unfortunately for me I've got like 120Gb of games, freaking Oblivion with mods is like 20Gb by itself. I would need atleast a 180Gb SSD and I would want it to be 6gb/s since my mobo can support that natively, which means I won't be able to get an SSD for less than $300 for a while.
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You mean both of the ones you can fit on there that's pretty good!

JK more power to ya if you can deal with a small drive, but unfortunately for me I've got like 120Gb of games, freaking Oblivion with mods is like 20Gb by itself. I would need atleast a 180Gb SSD and I would want it to be 6gb/s since my mobo can support that natively, which means I won't be able to get an SSD for less than $300 for a while.
Each game is about 8GB. When installed they only take up about 5GB so you do the math matey Plenty of room for me.
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If you're going strictly gaming, I'd go with the 580.

If you want to have a faster, snappier OS, then get the 570 + SSD.

I'd vote for the 580 myself though.
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