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I was getting a 590 or 580 for my single monitor gaming machine.
Am behind the band wagon again because i bought a X58 micro gene 3 w/ corei7 950 months ago cause i planned on putting this all in this small modded case that looks incredible! & am still using it.
Should i force a Sandy bridge upgrade since am getting either a gtx 580 or 590?

didnt know if cards like that would benefit better on newer hardware?
Edited by Gamerface - 8/7/11 at 4:01pm
    
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Just OC the i7 a bit. No need for a new CPU.
 
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Just OC the i7 a bit. No need for a new CPU.
Oh ok.. I see you have an older model to.. Answer something for me.. How did you afford the gtx 590.. Did that price make you think to urself a little..*** am i doing?

Am not one to say i wouldnt spend the cash on it because about to but damn i get this feeling in my gut when i think of blowing that much money..
    
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950 is plenty for a 590
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I would think a 580 would be a great start, then you can test it out and see if you need that much horsepower. If you decide you do, you can get another down the road when they come out in price. I believe 590s are bumped up a little in price as they are in low quantities. Anyway, a single 580 for single scren gaming will be more than enough in my opinion. Oh and a 950 is more than enough for those cards, but overclocking it a little def wont hurt
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590 for a 17"incher

epic lulz.
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590 for a 17"incher

epic lulz.
the 17" monitor in his sig rig is referring to his laptop. op is asking about a video card for a desktop rig. epic lulz?

op, what resolution will you be playing at?

also, your 950 with some oc will be fine for either gtx 580 or 590.
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What is your screen res? (just noticed the above -.-)
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Originally Posted by Gamerface View Post
I was getting a 590 or 580 for my single monitor gaming machine.
Am behind the band wagon again because i bought a X58 micro gene 3 w/ corei7 950 months ago cause i planned on putting this all in this small modded case that looks incredible! & am still using it.
Should i force a Sandy bridge upgrade since am getting either a gtx 580 or 590?

didnt know if cards like that would benefit better on newer hardware?
Frankly speaking,i7 950 is a beast of a cpu,it should easily handle a gtx590.
Try to get evg gtx590 classified,it comes with a factory oc of 630mhz compared to other gtx590's clock speed of 607mhz.
Hope this helps.
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Oh ok.. I see you have an older model to.. Answer something for me.. How did you afford the gtx 590.. Did that price make you think to urself a little..*** am i doing?

Am not one to say i wouldnt spend the cash on it because about to but damn i get this feeling in my gut when i think of blowing that much money..
If you're hesitant on dropping that much money I'd look into if you're really gonna need it or just overkill. For all the games I play I run >60fps on max settings with my 560, but that's just me. Could also wait for next gen cards, I haven't seen too much about them but they will probably be much bang for the buck compared to a 580.
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