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that open box on newegg went fore $250 last nite. what a steal!
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Or you could just wait a bit and hop on the AMD 7970.
Considering I just bought my GPU ~ 2 months ago I can't really justify it... although I suppose I would be willing to trade someone once they do come out rolleyes.gif. But I do likes me some Nvidia...

But the 7970 will be shinier and newer. wink.gif
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But the 7970 will be shinier and newer. wink.gif

Are you sure about that?

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I love the 580 Lightnings. I almost wish I waited longer for the Extreme edition, but that's the price I pay for being an early adopter I guess.
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I love my Xtremes, they've been serving me since July and still going strong! I highly recommend these cards and I laugh at all the haters who got jealous of the early adopters saying "you'll never need 3GB of VRAM, 1.5GB is plenty". LOL BF3 uses 2.2GB, same for Crysis with mods etc. Anyone in the market for a 580 should run away from 1.5GB versions, not only you are buying a card that's more than a year old, but if you get the 1.5GB you're pretty much guaranteeing yourself that you'll have to lower settings in games, not because you lack processing power but because you're out of VRAM.
    
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best single gpu i've ever owned, hands down.

kind of bummed to hear these might not be available anymore. i was hoping to add a second one after the 600 series nvidia cards release for cheap. oh well.
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I'm not sure if there is any need to SLI these cards. By the time we can't run ANYTHING maxed out the newer cards will be out.
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best single gpu i've ever owned, hands down.
kind of bummed to hear these might not be available anymore. i was hoping to add a second one after the 600 series nvidia cards release for cheap. oh well.
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I love my Xtremes, they've been serving me since July and still going strong! I highly recommend these cards and I laugh at all the haters who got jealous of the early adopters saying "you'll never need 3GB of VRAM, 1.5GB is plenty". LOL BF3 uses 2.2GB, same for Crysis with mods etc. Anyone in the market for a 580 should run away from 1.5GB versions, not only you are buying a card that's more than a year old, but if you get the 1.5GB you're pretty much guaranteeing yourself that you'll have to lower settings in games, not because you lack processing power but because you're out of VRAM.

at 1080p you don't need 3gb, 1.5gb is good
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at 1080p you don't need 3gb, 1.5gb is good
i disagree.

heads up: newegg has these back in stock. smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127589

i would love for a review site to compare this card to the new 7970. wink.gif
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i disagree.
heads up: newegg has these back in stock. smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127589
i would love for a review site to compare this card to the new 7970. wink.gif

stupid reviewers are comparing 7970 to 1.5gb version...i do also want to see 7970 against 3GB version
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