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Going past my local pc store tomorrow to replace my dead 1TB storage drive and I'm contemplating grabbing another GTX580 while I'm there! Been reading around of course, been thinking about how my temps/noise level will be affected.

In terms of what I will do with these cards would be playing BF3/New metro/other big titles that will eventually come out.

So anyone else stuck in this decision and wanna share their thoughts with me?! Especially around the BF3 release date/playing beta. Don't wanna but it then be disappointed, very afraid of that happening!

Thanks in advanced <3
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Have you played the beta with just one 580 and been unhappy with your frames? That is probably the most important thing to consider IMO. My data point has been that I've been very satisfied with the frames I've been getting in the BF3 beta on Ultra, I did look at them to see what I was getting but honestly I didn't even need too, it was just as smooth as I'd like never felt stuttery or anything like that at all.
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Don't buy it just yet. Single 580 can handle pretty much anything Buy your wife a gift instead. Or buy a wife, if none.
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moar GPU!
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post #5 of 20
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Have you played the beta with just one 580 and been unhappy with your frames? That is probably the most important thing to consider IMO. My data point has been that I've been very satisfied with the frames I've been getting in the BF3 beta on Ultra, I did look at them to see what I was getting but honestly I didn't even need too, it was just as smooth as I'd like never felt stuttery or anything like that at all.
Yea I'm playing it on ultra, slightly disappointed when dropping in the low 40s, you definitely can feel it (really only happens outside tho).

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Don't buy it just yet. Single 580 can handle pretty much anything Buy your wife a gift instead. Or buy a wife, if none.
Haha, well I'm only 20, currently single and still live with my parents! You may find that sad but I don't have anything to spend money on!
Edited by shredzy - 10/3/11 at 5:09am
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SLI GTX580, it be nice.....
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moar GPU!
I like this ;D

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SLI GTX580, it be nice.....
You teaser!
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post #8 of 20
Maybe if you want bragging rights, But if you are unsatisfied with your fps on your games, By all means go for it.
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post #9 of 20
wellu got a 3d monitor, another 580 would get you to max out to 120fps at ultra setting in bfbc3 . if you've ever said "damn i wish i could put the settings higher" to any game, just swipe the credit card and dont look back haha
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post #10 of 20
go SLI, if you got the money and want to get it, and your not getting a constant min 60fps (with a 120hz lcd id want 120fps btw
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