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Mind me asking where you got that kind of a deal? For that kind of price I'd scrap the idea of moving to next gen and get a second GTX 580 to SLI myself.
     
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well, It was only that cheap because I am giving my 2 GTX 460's ....

I am only paying for the difference.

I got this deal from QUANTUM.

It is a third party company that works for DELL...

example, your computer burns right ? if its under warranty, a third party company comes over and changes what ever is bad. Well, this guy was replacing a motherboard on my Inspiron at my office, and I asked him, "Do you work on Alienwares too?"(since dell bought them) the guy said yes we do...

I was like Ohhhh ... The guy was a cool guy and I asked him, do you do side jobs too? I pulled my wallet and said I was looking for a good deal. RIGHT ON, the guy read me.

So he is comming over MONDAY to have a beer, get these 2 GTX460's that I have, and bring the 2 brand new in bo GTX580's for me !!!, then I give him $515 !

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I made a new friend lol !!!!


---EDIT---
Quantum makes me remember the old HDD brand...

it sounds like quantum and starts with a Q, but Idk if its spelled like that


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If you are looking for some deal, I can talk to him, who knows he might do it. Im sure his office/warehouse/center base, probably stock at least 60 of those biggrin.gif that would be my guess
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I did the same upgrade u did
I thought it was totally worth it
my SLI 460's were trash and overhyped to the max
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Nice, ... so do you think I will see a BIG difference ? like maybe 50% ? biggrin.gif

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Nice, ... so do you think I will see a BIG difference ? like maybe 50% ? biggrin.gif
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Yes, you should. 460 SLI at stock clocks is about equal to a single 580. What games do you normally play?
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Nice, ... so do you think I will see a BIG difference ? like maybe 50% ? biggrin.gif
Crossing fingers biggrin.gif

Yes, you should. 460 SLI at stock clocks is about equal to a single 580. What games do you normally play?

I play Battlefield 3, and starcraft 2...

The current Overclock is:

Core Clocl 787
Shader Clock 1574
Memory Clock 1912


The stock was:
Core Clock 650
Shader Clock 1300
Memory Clock 1780


I didnt go too crazy but it didn;t make too much difference.
Not even noticible in Battlefield 3
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---- Upgrade Finally Done ---

70%ish difference in Battlefield 3 biggrin.gif
20%ish difference in Starcraft 2 ...
10 000 ish 3d mark 2011 points :'(


I am happy with the results, although I think I should be able to get a better score at 3dmark 2011...

As you can see in pictures, boards are way too close, and upper card has 10Cº higher temp than lower (Max 89 @ 3dmark Load)
I put a piece of CardBoard between them as you can see, (not toomuch pressure) to open the gap a little, so that the 5200RPM PCI Fan blowes directly into the hope at 80% Speed (noisy) ...

Before the paper between the boards, the max temp was 98Cº ...

What would the first thing you guys would do to improve performance ???

Get Dedicated PSU for power supply ??
Just OverClock it ?
Special Force Ware Drivers (any??)

Thanks Guys

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I would just run it as-is, any major improvements are going to be in the case and mobo department. Are you OC'ing any? What is your fan speed on the cards?
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I would just run it as-is, any major improvements are going to be in the case and mobo department. Are you OC'ing any? What is your fan speed on the cards?

The cpu Stock = 3.4

It is overclocked to 4.1

The card's fan = Auto, if I leave it alone it will stay at 40 ~ 60 %,
So I up it to 90% when I play battlefield 3.


Do you recommend anything specific ? do you think the results were fair ?
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The cpu Stock = 3.4
It is overclocked to 4.1
The card's fan = Auto, if I leave it alone it will stay at 40 ~ 60 %,
So I up it to 90% when I play battlefield 3.
Do you recommend anything specific ? do you think the results were fair ?

Your results are quite good, I would run a custom fan profile starting at say 40% at 40*C and increasing to 100% at say 85*C just to be safe. With those kind of confines on the card its going to be a little noisy but it will work fine. I think your 580 SLi is faster than mine at stock clocks, actually.
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