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post #1 of 37
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I have decided to upgrade to a GTX 580 for BF3 and maybe SLI them in the future when the prices are reduced. But I don't know which brand I should buy?

I have only limited options, since most of the US-Shops don't ship to Europe.

My specs:
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW (1050p)
i7-2600K on stock for now
Z68-UDH3-B3
8GB RAM


Thx, Pino
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What case will you be using?
Do you have good air flow in case? (can't see sig rig with Tapatalk)

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post #3 of 37
Depends on what you're looking for. If you don't care about overclocking your GPU, any reference brand will be fine, buy whatevers cheapest and take the warranty into consideration. EVGA warranty is generally excellent, as are MSI and gigabyte. Galaxy is pretty terrible from what i've heard, although i've never had problems with any of their products.

IF you want to overclock with a single GPU: MSI Lightning, Gigabyte Super OC. Those 2 are by far the best and most consistent overclocking 580's.

IF you want to SLI: depends on how good your case airflow is, any aftermarket cooler card will push the heat into the case. EVGA may be a better option for SLI since it pushes the heat out the back. Be aware that on average, EVGA reference cards don't overclock nearly as well as the above cards.

Gaming resolution: if 1080p, 1.5gb is fine. If playing at 2560x1440 high detail, opt for 3gb.

Hope this helps
Edited by xoleras - 10/21/11 at 7:54am
post #4 of 37
Think the MSI ones are very popular.
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by PinoJet View Post
I have decided to upgrade to a GTX 580 for BF3 and maybe SLI them in the future when the prices are reduced. But I don't know which brand I should buy?

I have only limited options, since most of the US-Shops don't ship to Europe.

My specs:
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW (1050p)
i7-2600K on stock for now
Z68-UDH3-B3
8GB RAM


Thx, Pino
Where in Europe are you so we can use local sites to help you.

Aria.co.uk has some good prices from what I've seen.
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post #6 of 37
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I don't have my rig in sig, nor do I have a sig ^^. My case is an Enermax Clipeus. http://www.enermax.co.uk/clipeus.html?L=1

Edit: In Austria, but I usually get everything from other EU-Countries.
Edit2: Res is 1050p
Edited by PinoJet - 10/21/11 at 7:57am
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post #7 of 37
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Gainward GeForce GTX 580 GOOD is one of the cheapest I've found now, for about 400€.

I am not sure if I am going to OC right away, since I have no experience with it. I will read into OCing GPUs in the future. Also I will more likely buy another GPU to SLI them. (:
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post #8 of 37
EVGA has the best warranty in the business, why not protect that hefty investment?

Zotac also has lifetime warranty on their high end models and are a reputable brand.

After them, MSI is a good brand.

Then you are getting into less premium producers like Gigabyte and Asus. Not bad by any means but they definitely have less to offer.
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post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by PinoJet View Post
I have decided to upgrade to a GTX 580 for BF3 and maybe SLI them in the future when the prices are reduced. But I don't know which brand I should buy?

I have only limited options, since most of the US-Shops don't ship to Europe.

My specs:
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW (1050p)
i7-2600K on stock for now
Z68-UDH3-B3
8GB RAM


Thx, Pino
What are you vendor options where you live and we can help you decide. Otherwise we'll be givin you wrong advice on cards you can't even obtain.
     
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post #10 of 37
EVGA is only worth a penny in US.

Same for Zotac and their warranty I believe.

MSI makes the best third party GPUs imo.

Asus is right behind MSI in their 3rd party coolers.

Gigabyte cant match up to them. Palit & Gainward usually produces the cheapest GPUs, but are reliable as Palit holds a huge share in Nvidia's manufacturing of GPUs.
    
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