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I just can't justify spending an extra $170 on a GTX580, is it really worth the performance?
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No, it is not. I have both the GTX 570 and GTX 580. Not worth that price difference at all.
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Nah, just get the MSI 570 and OC it, you'll get almost the same performance as a stock 580
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Anything can be "justified" here on OCN. Having said that I faced the same question a few months ago and do not regret my decision.
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"Top of the line is always the worse bang for your buck" - but "worth" is only something you can answer.
 
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Okay thanks fellas I was just debating it. It's a tossup between the 6970 and the 570 which are the same price. I'll probably go Nvidia this time around ^^
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
I just can't justify spending an extra $170 on a GTX580, is it really worth the performance?
I think you answered your question already. If you have to look for a reason to justify a cost, then it's most likely not going to be worth it.
     
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this is easy to figure out.

Are you strapped for cash?:
yes- get the 570

no: next question

do you want something with a little more juice even if it costs a little more?
yes- get 580
no - get 570

haha, this is what I went through and I ended up getting the 580.... im just tired of buying something less (even if only slightly less) than what I could have to only turn around later wishing i had the better thing...

so really it all boils down to wither or not you have the cash for the 580 or not.

ALSO: keep an eye on amazon, they have been having some good deals lately. I got my SC 580 for $480 and then a $20 rebate. so I got the 580 SC for only 100 bucks more than the 570.
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Or you could go with two 560s which is 20% more than one 580 and you can do it for under $400 with good deals and they will still last a long time.
    
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Quote:
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I just can't justify spending an extra $170 on a GTX580, is it really worth the performance?
No.
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