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Whenever build a system, I always like to throw it up onto Craigslist for a premium just to see if anyone would bite (doesn't cost me anything and gives me the potential to make a small profit, so why not?).

Anyway, I just received an e-mail from a guy wanting to buy my GTX 580 Lightning. I replied saying I wasn't going to part out my system. He then replied with an apology for the inconvenience, and said if I should change my mind, he could offer $450.

Considering I only paid $399 shipped for the card (I bought it from a member here on OCN), I'm thinking I might just sell it to him and wait it out with my GTX 460 1GB until Keplar arrives. But then again, I have heard that nVidia is going to release their mobile GPU's first, and the desktop systems will arrive sometime Q1 or Q2 2012 :-/

What to do?
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Do it.
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It's not a bad idea if you're happy enough with a gtx 460 for now.
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Who knows when and how well Kepler will perform. Keep the 580 and enjoy upcoming games while you wait at full crank settings
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If you can do a 460 for five months, why get the 580 in the first place, why even upgrade to Kepler for that matter?

580 is either something you need, or it's a giant waste of money.
    
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I'd do it. If you feel that you can last a few months with just the 460 it never hurts to make a quick $50 profit.

Might as well cause if you were going to hold out for 580 SLI you would have to get a bigger psu anyway, so kepler is the smarter choice in that respect as well.
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Who knows when and how well Kepler will perform. Keep the 580 and enjoy upcoming games while you wait at full crank settings
Very valid point. I'm assuming (and hoping) it will perform better though, lol. I'd hate for nVidia to pull an AMD like the whole Bulldozer failure.
    
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If you can do a 460 for five months, why get the 580 in the first place, why even upgrade to Kepler for that matter?

580 is either something you need, or it's a giant waste of money.
I don't know if I would be able to, but I'm assuming I'll survive. I actually upgraded to a 580 from a 570, and I'm glad I did, lol. So maybe if the 570 wasn't good enough for me, then I may have some issues with just a 460.

This is just a weird position for me I never thought I was going to be in, due to the fact I never thought anyone in their right minds would offer $450 for my card.
    
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I'd do it. If you feel that you can last a few months with just the 460 it never hurts to make a quick $50 profit.

Might as well cause if you were going to hold out for 580 SLI you would have to get a bigger psu anyway, so kepler is the smarter choice in that respect as well.
Well the 460 is definitely a trooper :-P

I was holding out for a 580 SLI, and I almost picked up the X750 from Newegg about a week ago when it was $30 off, but I figured I'd hold off for the X850.

Mleh. I guess I should just wait until I see some Keplar performance numbers. If they look promising, then I'll sell. I'm sure by that time this guy would no longer be interested in my card (at least for that price), but I could get a pretty penny for it.
    
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Tell him you'll consider letting it go for $475, see what he says.
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