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Buying a 580. Need a little help.

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At the end of the year, I want to buy a 580 and I have my mind set on either the MSI Lightning or the Lightning Extreme. I didn't know if there was any difference between the two other then the amount of memory. Does the extreme overclock better? Is the 3GB of memory going to help me when I only use one 1920x1080 monitor?
post #2 of 4
Playing at 1920x1080 just go for the 1.5gb model, the 3gb is really only for resolutions way higher then that and surround where vram can become a problem
post #3 of 4
1.5GB will be more than enough for 1080p.

Also, the 1.5GB cards OC slightly better.
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Black Beauty
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Macbook Pro 13"
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Z77E-ITX Sapphire Vapor-X 6870 8GB (2x4GB) Samsung DDR3-1600 MV-3V4G3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 64GB Thermalright AXP-140 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S231HL Logitech Wave Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech LX8 Steelseries Heavy QcK 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 Nvidia GeForce 320M 256MB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 1066 Intel 330 180GB 
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Superdrive OS X Lion 
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Ok, thanks to you both.
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