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Amazon is going to price match a GTX 580 Lightning for $369. I can potentially get $330 for my 470s. Should I sell the 470s and get the 580 or keep what I have?

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NOOOOOO your 470's in SLI will KILL it
 
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post #3 of 13
The 470s are more powerful, even a 460 SLI is better than a 580. Unless microstutter bothers you or you want to get another one in the future, I'd keep em biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 13
Hell no, those 470's would be way faster, unless your going to go SLI 580's in the near future it wouldn't be viable.
 
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Your 470's will be much more powerful, but I've always preferred single card configuration over sli configurations. If it was me I would go for it, but it would be a preformance downgrade.
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post #6 of 13
I'd go for it.

A single 580 is very potent @ 1080-1200p

OC that card to 925-950MHz and you won't even think about the heat monster 470s anymore.
    
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Your 470's will be much more powerful, but I've always preferred single card configuration over sli configurations. If it was me I would go for it, but it would be a preformance downgrade.

Well that is where I was two days ago. I thought I was having gaming issues due to heat with my 470s. The vid on my EVGA is .962 and the vid on my MSI is 1.025. With the EVGA as the master card, I started getting lockups in BF3, even when under-clocking the 470s! ( Mind you, they both worked great by themselves.) So yesterday, after work I switched the MSI to the master card and now I can actually play BF3 with both cards overclocked without lockups. but I had already contacted Amazon about the price match.

Now looks like the 470s might be staying thanks to you guys. smile.gif
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Amazon is going to price match a GTX 580 Lightning for $369. I can potentially get $330 for my 470s. Should I sell the 470s and get the 580 or keep what I have?
Thanks

How are you getting them to pricematch that? I have $200 in gift cards and if I sold my 470 I could basically get this for free @ that price..
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How are you getting them to pricematch that? I have $200 in gift cards and if I sold my 470 I could basically get this for free @ that price..

A pricing mistake they made back in May. I placed an order at the time, but it was cancelled due to insufficient stock.
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A pricing mistake they made back in May. I placed an order at the time, but it was cancelled due to insufficient stock.

so basically zero chance of me getting that...

a guy can dream, right? thanks.
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