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post #11 of 19
If money is no object, get the 3GB 580s, you could definitely get by with a 1.5 GB though. I have a 1.5 GB 580 (I don't even have an overclock on it yet) and I play battlefield 3 on ultra with 70 frames per second average.

I would probably just get 1 for now, whatever you do. Like MoBeeJ said, a multi GPU setup can bring some problems with it.
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Well according to benchmarks the 570 is almost on par with the 580 in BF3. I'd have to say get 2 non reference 570s.
 
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Thanks for all the input so far. I'm taking it all in. I had been looking at the MSI lightning edition but I've seen some heat exhaustion issues with it around the interweb. The classifieds are only ~$10 more from the 3gb clocked evga ones and most of the other ones, so it seems pointless to go anything but for that deal. I understand that they are more then overkill now, but I don't want to wait for a 6XX series because its "silly" (Metaldude. P1) I tend to seem like if I find the cards in stock ill just end up buying the classifieds, merely for the fact I really haven't read much bad about them, at all. The MSI would be a close 2nd, but the price isn't far from the classy's. Still deciding! Thanks all for who threw their 2 cents in so far!
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by dephekted830 View Post
Really the main question is, Is it worth it?
I need a upgrade bad (GTX 280) and with BF3 out now, DX11 is a must. So the question comes, do I go for 2x of the GTX 580 Classified (3GB) or step down to 2x of the GTX 570's and wait for 6XX series / stepup. Money isn't really much of an issue with this. I intend to use them for 2 years, give-or-take. Its not so much future proofing as much as getting their value in use. Thanks!
No point on spending $700 for a mild overclocked gtx580.
I would say get the cheapest gtx580 from evga/msi & sli them.
That will be the most bang for buck.
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post #16 of 19
dood get two of the gtx 570 2.5GB.
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if I were you I would get the EVGA GTX 580 ULTRA CLASSIFIED. You can overclock the crap out of it. See below. Keep in mind..This card is on air.
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2750744
     
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by unfbilly11 View Post

If money is no object, get the 3GB 580s, you could definitely get by with a 1.5 GB though. I have a 1.5 GB 580 (I don't even have an overclock on it yet) and I play battlefield 3 on ultra with 70 frames per second average.
I would probably just get 1 for now, whatever you do. Like MoBeeJ said, a multi GPU setup can bring some problems with it.

I don't know about the statement when you said you get 70FPS average. I O.C.'d the crap out of my card and I don't get that as an "average".
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post #19 of 19
3GB is good to have for BF3 + higher levels of MSAA or if you like to use texture mods today.

Also will give you a bit of future proofing as many games are breaking the 1.2GB barrier even at 1080P.

If you are interested in overclocking the Classified is a good choice since the GPU's are hand picked and usually can scale past 1GHz with a bit of voltage. If not interested in OC'ing than a standard 580 is fine, but I would suggest getting the 3GB.
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