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So ive been tring to decide how best to upgrade my graphics card. Ive have nvidia 3d vision so going to the red team is not an option unless im willing to ditch my $600 setup (at the time). The whole reasion im upgrading is for playable frame rates while using 3d vision. I also have a crossfire only mobo. Last week i dropped $300 for another 560ti (msi hawk) but canceled the order the next day. My hope was to run the sli hack but after thinking about it i didnt want issues over the years of using this machine.

My real want is a 590 3gb as i may want to add two more monitors. There are a few games that will max out 1.5gb right now and i have to keep this for a few years yet. The next choice would be to pick a nice 580 but i hear it will not max out all games even now with full settings.

Ive left the $300 on account and plan to put another $300 in a week or so. The remainder will be paid out when i pick up the card.

So ive got about $700ish to play with. Looking at my sig and where we are in 5xx series lifeline plus all the cool non ref cards out there what would you guys/galls be thinking if it was you.

overkill is ok, being stupid is less ok but acceptable. Unless the rog 580 drops to under $1000 it is not an option lol
post #2 of 5
I don't get it, why would you want such a powerfull card when your's GTX 560 Ti is already good ?
And you said you want 590 with 3 GB, 2 GB is enough even for three monitors.
If you want to play everything at full i would rather recommend for you to set on any game that you play 4x AA maximum with 16x AF and V.Sync to Off.
Looking at your system and your budget i would rather recommend buying Intel Core i5 2500K or even i7 2600K if it is not too much expensive.
But honestly, if i were you i would rather keep GTX 560 Ti and change a motherboard and CPU, not a GPU.
Also for me 1 monitor is more than enough, and having 3 monitors would be very hard to play with those black borders and let's say if you play Battlefield Bad Company 2, you will have to move your head 40 degrees just to see is there an enemy on the left or right, it gets annoying in FPS games and you will wish you never wasted that much money on a 2 monitors more.
BTW, to make this short, i'm going to give you a advice to just change motherboard and CPU and you will be more than happy

~blabla21
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Mobo/cpu upgrade seems like a move to the side not forward. My six core at 4 ghz is plenty fast. My issue is playable frame rates in 3d for the next 2 years or so. I may even do 3 monitors in 3d later.

your way suggests dumping $300 and adding another $700 to replace what i removed and still be stuck with a 560ti that cant do what i want.

I was hoping for a move where i didnt remove but add, my 560 can do physx or be sold. I was hoping for suggestions more towards better vendors of fast 580s or better oc models of 590s.

IDK, still mulling it over
The Matrix ROG 580 is nice but finding another in a year or so when i have upgraded the mobo/cpu (sli) may be difficult.
post #4 of 5
I love my Galaxy GTX 580 that comes with the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus aftermarket cooler. I paid only $435 for it with Promo code, and a MiR.
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1x SSD (1TB Samsung 840 EVO) 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Black Edition) ASUS DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writ... H20: HydroLux Level 3: Exotic Custom Cooling Sy... 
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Curcial M4 128GB SSD Boot Drive  Sony DVD RW Windows 7 64 bit Dell 22 In. HD 1080P 
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The Budget Buster
(17 items)
 
The Furnace
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4930K 5.0GHz (Unlocked CPU for Ex... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Intel X79 Chipset) 2x SLI Dual (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB (Includ... 32GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1x SSD (1TB Samsung 840 EVO) 1x Storage (1TB Western Digital - Black Edition) ASUS DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writ... H20: HydroLux Level 3: Exotic Custom Cooling Sy... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Strike-X AeroCool Temperature Display & Fan Con... Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit Edit... Asus PB278 2560 by 1440 G510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 1050 obsidian 900d R.A.T. 7 Razer Vespula 
Audio
T-40s 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-875K @ 4.13 GHz GA P55A UD3 Galaxy GTX 580 @ 850/1700 16 GBs 1,600Mhz DDR3 XMP Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Curcial M4 128GB SSD Boot Drive  Sony DVD RW Windows 7 64 bit Dell 22 In. HD 1080P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Thermaltake Black Widow 850 Azza Salano 1000 Tower Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T 7 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razor Vespula Dual Sided Gaming Mouse Pad. Creative T-40 Cyborg Fly 5 Joystick 
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thats a really good price for a 580 with aftermarket cooling
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