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Currently I have an Alienware Aurora R2, with a Nvidia 295GTX card. I want to upgrade, and get a really good single card under $400. I am partial to EVGA, looking at the 500 line in the 550-590 series. Now I have done quite a bit or research, but I am sure a lot of you guys have these cards already. Which one would be the best bang for the buck and performance?

I have been looking through the 500 series cards on Newegg by this search criteria.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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a GTX580 for 450 bucks (after rebate) isn't too bad, considering you're going to be spending 350 or so for a 570. If you only want a single card, a 580 for 450 is your ticket. It's worth the extra money, so I'm told anyway, as I don't have the budget to play around with those types of cards smile.gif If you're not partial to NVIDIA, AMD's cards are actually looking to be very nice, you can find some nice stuff from their lineup for that price range.

But I personally would wait for a bit, NVIDIA's latest cards are supposed to be coming out in March, iirc, so that should make the price of the 5xx series come down a bit more I should think...?
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Your card is still worthy enough to at least allow you to wait for NVIDIA's new line-up...

...which is pretty soon biggrin.gif
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Your card is still worthy enough to at least allow you to wait for NVIDIA's new line-up...
...which is pretty soon biggrin.gif

Im going to second this.

And then pass a little bit of information along. And ask a question.

You live in atlanta, and microcenters page shows there are two microcenters some what near you.

They have a gtx580 from zotac that cost $430 after rebate, and they have gone on sale for $420 a couple times, at least at the one local to me. Also, their instore warrenty is the greatest thing to anyone who in into computer hardware.

The question. If and when you do upgrade. Would you be willing to part with that gtx295, and if so, at what price.
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Right now the best GPU you can get is the 7970 unless you can wait until April for the GTX 6xx series however their price points are going to be high. You can always buy now and sell later in order to upgrade as I highly doubt you'll have any problem selling a 7970 later.
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a GTX580 for 450 bucks (after rebate) isn't too bad, considering you're going to be spending 350 or so for a 570. If you only want a single card, a 580 for 450 is your ticket. It's worth the extra money, so I'm told anyway, as I don't have the budget to play around with those types of cards smile.gif If you're not partial to NVIDIA, AMD's cards are actually looking to be very nice, you can find some nice stuff from their lineup for that price range.
But I personally would wait for a bit, NVIDIA's latest cards are supposed to be coming out in March, iirc, so that should make the price of the 5xx series come down a bit more I should think...?
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Your card is still worthy enough to at least allow you to wait for NVIDIA's new line-up...
...which is pretty soon biggrin.gif

I think you guys have some very good points, April is not that far off. I think I might wait to see what Nvidia will come out with but I may just end up with a high end 500 series card as I am sure the price will drop.
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Im going to second this.
And then pass a little bit of information along. And ask a question.
You live in atlanta, and microcenters page shows there are two microcenters some what near you.
They have a gtx580 from zotac that cost $430 after rebate, and they have gone on sale for $420 a couple times, at least at the one local to me. Also, their instore warrenty is the greatest thing to anyone who in into computer hardware.
The question. If and when you do upgrade. Would you be willing to part with that gtx295, and if so, at what price.

Yes, I will part with the 295, not sure how much yet. Yes, Microcenter is very close to me but I do like Fry's better.
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The 295 is an amazing card, the 7970 would be an upgrade but an expensive one, you might as well wait for the GTX 780 to release wink.gif
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FYI- I went with the EVGA 570 Classified. biggrin.gif
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