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So the new 580GTX cards are anywhere from $500-$700+ and that is a little spendy for myself. I know prices tend to change a lot and was wondering when that usually happens. Does it happen in 2 months? 4+ months? The reason I ask is because I am going to build a new computer for BF3 sometime by the end of 2011 and I want to know if these cards (or anything else) will be noticeably cheaper.
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I don't expect the prices to drop until Kepler comes out in Q1 2012.
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I don't expect the prices to drop until Kepler comes out in Q1 2012.
Damn, I guess my system is going to be really expensive. I've built 3 computers in the past all for around 900-1100 but this is sounding like it could be 1500+
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Where are you located?

My suggestion would be to keep an eye out for deals in the Online Deals section. Lately, there have been more and more deals going on. Here in the US, 580's have been in the $400-$450 price range after rebates/coupons. If you are in the States, and have a Micro Center nearby, people have had success buying cards in the $350 range with the 20% coupon in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...c-related.html

Sadly, those 20% coupons have since expired, but there currently is still a 10% coupon for GPU's in there right now.

If you don't mind buying used items, cards routinely go on sale for the sub-$400 price range too.
     
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If you look carefully you can find 580's for as low as $400, sometimes lower with sales or discounts. I spotted PNY 580's at Fry's Electronics for $369 the other day (sold out of course, but the tag was still there).
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Prices change when there is a reason to change them, i.e. when stiffer competition comes along. At this stage the manufacturing is pretty much matured.
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