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After days of research i pulled the trigger on ASUS GTX 580 DC II edition. It will cost me 382 EUR.

Do you think i made a good choice? There is still time to cancel the order, so if you guys have anyhting to say againts this card, please do it now

I am gaming on 1920x1200 resolution, and my monitor can do max 60MHz. Isnt 580 little overkill? I need to play BF3 and Skyrim on high settings, so thats kinda the goal i am aiming towards.
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post #2 of 18
Not overkill.....not at all.....
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post #3 of 18
You made a great choice.
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post #4 of 18
Your gonna love it. Coming from GTX285 to ATI 5870 to GTX580 myself and the 580 is the best card I've owned. Everything runs so smooth on max settings at 1080p no matter how far I crank the sliders.
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post #5 of 18
Welcome to the club.

If you can find an MSI Frozr or Lightning 580 for a similar price I'd get that, 3-slot cooling is a bit limiting later on if you want to SLI.
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post #6 of 18
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I dont plan on SLIing, so the 3-slot cooler doesnt bother me at all. Only MSI that is currently avalaible is MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC for 356 EUR.
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post #7 of 18
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Guys, do you think 720W PSU is enough to power the 580?
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post #8 of 18
a decent 550w psu can run a gtx 580. you should be fine
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sheira View Post
I dont plan on SLIing, so the 3-slot cooler doesnt bother me at all. Only MSI that is currently avalaible is MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC for 356 EUR.
580 Twin Frozr II is cheaper than the Asus Direct CU? Holy crap!!! Get it get it!!
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by patawic View Post
a decent 550w psu can run a gtx 580. you should be fine
That could get iffy with overclocking, I had the wattmeters on last time I ran some quad sli, 3 x 580s alone on one psu pulled 925 watts from the socket, whole system was close to 1900 watts combined for a 3dmark vantage run.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies View Post
580 Twin Frozr II is cheaper than the Asus Direct CU? Holy crap!!! Get it get it!!
If he isn't going to sli the DcuII is a helluva card, I'd still take one over a twin frozr II.
I still want to try a 580 lightning though...
    
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