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Poll Results: MSI Lightning XE or normal edition

 
  • 75% (9)
    MSI LIGHTNING GTX580 XE (3gb)
  • 25% (3)
    MSI LIGHTNING GTX580 (1.5gb)
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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by c0ld;15307029 
If you're going with surround get the XE. Although I am at 1080p but since games are considerably using more VRAM, I stretched and got the XE.

I did the same as this guy. I tend to like to "future-proof" everything I buy for my PC as much as possible. Obviously nothing in a computer is truly future-proof, but having overhead on VRAM is never a bad thing.

When spending this much on a GPU, the cost difference between the 2 cards is worth it IMO.

This is the exact reason I went with the Corsair AX1200 PSU as well. Better to have more than you need rather than not enough!

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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by juano;15307165 
This is a good picture to get an idea of two 1.5Gb 580s in SLI.

mrincredible2.jpg

HAHAHA that truly made me lol. Perfect example!
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Originally Posted by kulbida;15307733 
I did the same as this guy. I tend to like to "future-proof" everything I buy for my PC as much as possible. Obviously nothing in a computer is truly future-proof, but having overhead on VRAM is never a bad thing.

When spending this much on a GPU, the cost difference between the 2 cards is worth it IMO.

This is the exact reason I went with the Corsair AX1200 PSU as well. Better to have more than you need rather than not enough!

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Yep although my 850W should serve me well if I ever get an extra lighning XE biggrin.gif

Too OP made that mistake when I got the 320mb 8800GTS regreated soo much not going a little bit further fro the 640mb.
Edited by c0ld - 10/14/11 at 3:04pm
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