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When do you think these cards will drop below 400 for card? Should I grab a second 580 now or wait for a price drop? Most of the newer hardware intensive games are only running 60FPS on my setup now. Thinking of grabbing another 580 for close to my monitor's refresh rate, question is, should I wait? All my favorite games still run 120FPS though. Just thinking about grabbing another in time for BF3. You think there will be a price drop by then?
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How desperate are you for a second card? I don't think they will drop til the GTX6 series come out.

Can you overclock your CPU higher. You might just see a bottleneck. You could sell the 580 and buy 2 570's and OC the CPU higher.
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It just matters on how long you can wait...
I don't see an legitimate price drop until the end of this year... Keplar?
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Not that desperate, I used to own 570s in SLI and had no bottleneck problems at all. I can't overclock my CPU any higher because it's not a K model. You think I'll see a bottleneck when I get 580s? I'll be desperate when my games start playing below 60FPS in 2D. Although playing in 120FPS is just epic. 3D is also another reason I want to upgrade for some games, but I'm not sure yet.
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If you max games out at a high res, it will put less work onto the CPU and more onto the GPU, so just get the 580 now or wait for as long as 6 months for a price drop.
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After thinking about it a bit longer, I'm just going to wait for a PD. I would probably be wasting money anyways if the card drops below 350 before the year ends.
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When do you think these cards will drop below 400 for card? Should I grab a second 580 now or wait for a price drop? Most of the newer hardware intensive games are only running 60FPS on my setup now. Thinking of grabbing another 580 for close to my monitor's refresh rate, question is, should I wait? All my favorite games still run 120FPS though. Just thinking about grabbing another in time for BF3. You think there will be a price drop by then?
Just keep a lookout on newegg.com and swipe an open box. My personal opinion... Wait for the next series of cards.
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If you can play everything you want to now at 60fps then I don't quite see the need for a second card unless you really just want one (which is totally understandable, I'm guilty of it myself).

I'd just wait until BF3 comes out before grabbing a second card. Even if the 580s don't see a significant price drop I imagine they should be a few bucks cheaper by then.
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I can't say i've paid anything over $420 for any of my 580's and they were purchased retail - just wait till you get a decent rebate, 10% off from newegg or something such as that - I don't think they are going to dramatically drop in price any time soon, but with rebates and looking around you can easily get one for $80 below retail
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How desperate are you for a second card? I don't think they will drop til the GTX6 series come out.

Can you overclock your CPU higher. You might just see a bottleneck. You could sell the 580 and buy 2 570's and OC the CPU higher.

Are you kidding a 2500.2600 can run SLI Fermi easily.

They wont be dropping in price anytime soon. I am waiting to see BF3 specs to decide if I will add another.
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