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Totally agree with this post. I was going to do the same step. but after a while I realized it doesn't worth it. Waiting for kepler is better than wasting my money on another Fermi card .
The only game my GTX 470 can't max out flawlessly is Crysis 2 and I think a single 580 won't give me flawless fps using Ultra settings. (dropping to 20s and such).

And congrats TwoCables with the New card & Upgrade .
Well that's if I get a new card. I'm going to do my best to wait and see what my Crysis 2 performance is once I get settled in with the new Sandy Bridge parts. If I still want more, then I might spring for the 580 because I do have enough saved up!
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Just buy both and be done with yourself
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hehe but then I'd need a new PSU!

You bastid.
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hehe but then I'd need a new PSU!

You bastid.
You can get a good 850 which is plenty for SLI 580 around $120 and sell your HX650 for $80+... your wallet will never notice.
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You can get a good 850 which is plenty for SLI 580 around $120 and sell your HX650 for $80+... your wallet will never notice.
hehehe I must resist.

Besides, I want to keep my XtremeGamer (it's a PCI card).
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I was thinking on that model or the MATRIX GTX 580, until I saw the MSI Twin Frozr II with the promo code for $20 off.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567

Plus I liked the idea of saving my other PCI-E x16 slot for anything I may want in the future, so maybe you can check into that too.
Edited by Hoodcom - 7/12/11 at 6:25am
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I can get the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 580 for $499.99 shipped from Newegg right now, and I'm very interested in it - especially after seeing this [H]ard|OCP review on it.

I have no interest in SLI, so are there any reasons I shouldn't order it?

Edit: this is for my sig rig which I'm upgrading to Sandy Bridge in a couple of days

Edit 2: my GTX 465 is actually a GTX 470.

just replaced my broken 6970 with one, it's an incredible card..temps stay quite low
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post #48 of 52
I have this card right now. I Will update on performance when I get my case and ssd
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i have get a gigabyte GTX 580 SOC @ june 24.
it's good for windforce 3x three fan and good for overclock @ core 950Mhz
the fan slient too.
post #50 of 52
Hey TC:
Take it from somebody who has done that very same upgrade....

If you're sticking with 1680x1050, just hold out with your 470. With my 470 and i5, I could max out any game I wanted, and it was perfectly playable. The 580 was a definite noticeable jump on some games that I had to sacrifice AA (Crysis and Metro). I'm also at 1080p with a second monitor always in 2D.

The only ONLY reason I have a 580 is because I got a killer price on it (not naming prices or where ). But trust me, that 470 is still MORE than enough. For the $400-500 upgrade, its honestly not a huge enough jump, especially at a lower resolution.

Now...if you plan to increase your resolution too....then we're talking 580. But at that point, I'd honestly say grab a 3GB card (might as well).

EDIT:
You could also consider a second 470 and a PSU instead. Pick up the 470 here at OCN, or grab one of those PNY GTX 465 refurbs off newegg for $99 (and make sure you get the black PCB for unlocking).

EDIT2:
You've already got a Corsair HX650, so nevermind on the PSU. If you still want a performance jump, I'd suggest just going SLI instead for now.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 7/14/11 at 2:07am
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