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I need to revise my build list, I think it costs too much at the moment and think I could do lower while being able to play BF3 and Skyrim and rendering videos.
You can look at my current signature to see my current list of parts.

Is the GTX580 worth it? Will it have any difference from a GTX 560 TI in BF3? Will there be any future games in the future that will require the 580 or even more?

I want to be able to play current GEN games on high settings and be able to play future games to come, futureproof I guess.

I want to see if I can go lower without sacrificing performance because I think it's possible

The things I have that's not on list, might be missing some other things

Cooler: Hyper 212+
SSD: Crucial SSD 64GB
Edited by Degree - 11/19/11 at 4:51pm
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Well the GTX580 gets good performance, apparantly though it can dip in fps in games like

The lightning edition in your sig costs $545

Instead of that i reccomend 2 of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131393

Same price, and they will smoke the 580


in terms of 560 - 580, their is quite a difference, the 560 is a good card. But could have issues maxing all games
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But isn't a single card better than having two lower end SLI cards when you can get the single and in future SLI it? Cost efficiency
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In addition to cost you must consider power consumption and cost of it. Yes in the future you could sli the 580s but think of the power load

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get the gtx 580. I've owned a gtx 560 Ti before and I tell you it's a baby compared to a gtx 580. just get what you can atm. you can never have too much.
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Quote:
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But isn't a single card better than having two lower end SLI cards when you can get the single and in future SLI it? Cost efficiency

That is always considered the ideal solution, but not everyone can afford 580's so they make do. If you can afford a GTX580 don't buy into pre-overclocked models like the MSI Lightning, sure they are nice cards but the premium attached to them for a small overclock is daylight robbery. Buy a cheaper alternative and overclock yourself if need be.... also take into account power requirements when you do get a 2nd card in the future.
 
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That is always considered the ideal solution, but not everyone can afford 580's so they make do. If you can afford a GTX580 don't buy into pre-overclocked models like the MSI Lightning, sure they are nice cards but the premium attached to them for a small overclock is daylight robbery. Buy a cheaper alternative and overclock yourself if need be.... also take into account power requirements when you do get a 2nd card in the future.

Never overclocked before, is it easy? If I do something wrong, will it kill the card? Is it easy to mess up?
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I agree with Mhill2029. Overclocking is fairly easy, it's just suggested for newer overclockers to not touch the voltage on the cards.
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what's wrong with 6950 2gb? did i end up in bizzaro ocn?
 
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I am in the single gpu camp. I think for Skyrim and BF3 a single 6950 ought to perform well or if yo uprefer nvidia get a GTX 570. You wont' be unhappy with a GTX 580 and your Seasonic would power 2 in sli.
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