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post #11 of 23
580 good enough
sli 580 AMAZING slight overkill for 60hz but still nice to hold 60 fps at max on bf3
Tri-sli 580 = -_- now your ridiculous.

going tri sli 580s right now is not worth it. Just because the 7970 came out and passed up a 580 slightly does not mean you setup is outdated. With sli 580s you can max anything you throw at it without any issues. wait awhile before you decide on a 3rd card... I would only do a 3rd if your sli setup starts having a hard time with games... which will be a long long long time.

Im thinking you dont really need the 3rd... but your seeing everyone else getting their new 7970 (a new toy tongue.gif ) and your wanting a new "toy" to throw in your rig as well.


Stay with the sli, save your money... who knows... maxwell might be worth upgrading to from 580 sli wink.gif
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You would see a bigger performance increase switching those 580s to a 2500k/2600k/2700k , price wise i would say 2500k so you do not take such a hit if you want Ivy.

Your current 2 580s will easily hold you over until and after Kepler even drops, especially if you use the money on a 2500k and mobo instead of adding a third 580 where performance gain with your current processor would be minimal at best.
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i honestly think that you are better off buying an i7. hell even an LGA1366 setup would be better than your current setup.
    
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post #14 of 23
Complete waste. Unless your running 2560x1440 or 5670x1080 or something around that, you could sell your second GTX580 and still get 60fps on max settings on every game out.
post #15 of 23
Or if you really want those 580s in sli to come alive throw a 120hz monitor at them smile.gif if money is really burning a hole in your pocket that bad he he.

I still vote for an LGA 1155 upgrade, you wont regret it man!
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post #16 of 23
I love how everyone is recommending random components.... the guy asked if 3 way SLI 580s shows appreciable FPS gain and you tell him to go buy a new monitor, lol.

Honestly though, if the OP doesn't realize that his two 580s are maxing out every game in the world on his 23'' monitor, then maybe we should be telling him how to spend his money.
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I know but I want to hold the highest FPS I can

Then you need two more. doh.gif

580 sli is already more then enough for 99% of gamers.
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Trust me, your set up as far as graphics goes is just fine for gaming purposes, you should be more focused on your CPU. I think you will see ridiculously better performance if you keep your two cards and simply upgrade to an i-7 chip =)
    
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post #19 of 23
This is the upgrade path that you should do:

1/ Upgrade your CPU to an i7-2700k
2/ Add 2 more 24in monitors
3/ Add another 580 to make it Tri-SLI
4/ Winning! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by TAr View Post

Currently I have 2 gtx 580 I was thinking to add one more gtx 580 to make it 3 way sli since 7970 is out I feel like my cards are getting out dated
Is the 3rd gtx would make a difference?
Is it going to scale over 50% or so?
Any help would be greate or links
Thanks guys
Not worth it bro. You're still maxing games @ that resolution, so why bother? EVERYTHING becomes outdated after a few months....I miss my setup...its only been a couple of days, but I went from having two 580 Classifieds to a GT 520 lol
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