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So I was wondering if I should be expecting any black friday sales on 580's particularly the 580 Lightning. It is currently the lowest it has ever been on Newegg at $510, $485 after rebate.

What im wondering is, should I buy it now? Or could there possibly be better sales in november.
    
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So I was wondering if I should be expecting any black friday sales on 580's particularly the 580 Lightning. It is currently the lowest it has ever been on Newegg at $510, $485 after rebate.

What im wondering is, should I buy it now? Or could there possibly be better sales in november.
oh yes i forgot about black friday,,,,, i can get another gtx 580 for my rig.
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Super highly unlikely that they would go on sale.
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Black Friday, not likely for any online retailer. Their time to shine is Cyber-Monday.

However, if you live near a Micro Center or a Fry's you might find them slightly discounted, but I bet there will be much better deals on Monday.
    
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Yup, best deals on something like that i would beleive would be cyber monday, but dont count on it-wach black friday-i got some amazing deals last year, and cant wait till this year, UPGRADE TIME!!
    
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Well I dont want to wait that long honestly. I have no computer to play on. I doubt this card will go lower than 485 with any sales, even cyber monday.
    
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Srry for double post, but I had a question. If I bought my gpu now, could I test to make sure it works by plugging it into the power supply and seeing if it runs when I turn the PSU on? I dont have my motherboard yet. Would I be able to check that its not DOA that way?
    
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I don't think so. It could power up (fans running) without outputting a video signal. Will need a mobo to know for sure...
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Ah true. Well I will prob be getting my mobo next week anyways. So ill just go ahead.
    
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Well one thing with the next gen cards coming out, more and more people are deciding to wait it out. It's creating a surplus of the current gen cards. I'm hoping this prompts if big rebates from the vendors and/or sales from retailers to move them off the shelves to make room for the next gen cards following shortly after.

I'm hoping if not, it won't be long after next gen release the prices drop. If the deal is a steal I'm going to SLI my 580 sooner than I thought slated for March. Work crazy over time and turn my already awesome rig into a power house.

Two 580's under the hood beats any other two cards except for two 590's / 6990's qaud. I can finally game in 3D in Ultra mode instead of settings turned down a notch.
     
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