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Well I find myself at that time again I recently wet my sig rig (water cooled everything) and now its time to move on graphics card wise, I am having trouble paying skyrim with my current card setup and I figure its due to the lack of GPU memory. I am planning to build a new rig in the next few months likely with an i5 2500k but I think my first purchase will be a new GPU to keep me gaiming until then.

Here is my question(s) In all the reviews it still seems like the 4870's in CF preform pretty well compared to most new single cards, first is that true and second I have a bid in on a GTX 580 over in the for sale section and hope that single card will get me back up to par for skyrim for the time being? I know likely my bottleneck will become the q6600 when I replace the card but that won't be very long. I play on a single monitor at 1680x1050.

My second question is (since I dont get on here much anymore, just to fold in competitions mostly, I dont have high reps) what is a reasonable asking price for the 2 4870's with stock cooling and EK waterblocks, I was thinking something around 100-150?
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yeah I'd go with the $150. The GTX 580 is an epic card. Good choice. thumb.gif
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yeah I'd go with the $150. The GTX 580 is an epic card. Good choice. thumb.gif

I will ask more or sell seperate if someone thinks there is a market for it, I was going to sell the rest of the rig (mobo ram proc, 1tb HDD) for $300

Also, this will be my first team green card, I hope to be impressed.
Edited by PLeXuS4200 - 1/29/12 at 6:23pm
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I will ask more or sell seperate if someone thinks there is a market for it, I was going to sell the rest of the rig (mobo ram proc, 1tb HDD) for $300
Also, this will be my first team green card, I hope to be impressed.


IF your going to get a GTX 580 for folding - I'd suggest the EVGA GTX 580 3GB Classified at $549.99.

It's stock clocks at 900Mhz and hits 1000Mhz on air alone. thumb.gif


Great value if your not going to wait for the next gen cards starting with mid level GPU rumored around Feb with flagship due out by April approximate time frame.

OOOps - Edited to add. Just read your post saying your budget is $150? Scrap above then.
     
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Ohh no my budget is not 150 thats just what I was hoping to get from my current cards, I actually just pulled the trigger on a GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 and got a great deal on it, so I am happy with that, my next step is trying to move my current cards to a proud new owner.
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Ohh no my budget is not 150 thats just what I was hoping to get from my current cards, I actually just pulled the trigger on a GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 and got a great deal on it, so I am happy with that, my next step is trying to move my current cards to a proud new owner.

Got to love their custom water block as they are fit snug as a bug exact to the GPU. Very elite.

Congrats! thumb.gif
     
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Finally got the HC2 in my rig over the weekend and so far I am very impressed with its ability to cool, with just that card and my q6600 on a 360 rad both folding at 100% over night the gpu still doesnt get over 42ºC.
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