Hey everyone, I have found someone local who is selling both of his 580 3GB Lightnings for a total of $750. I know that this is a good price, and I know the performance will be tremendous, especially coming off of a single 6850 in my last build, but I am wondering if you guys think I should spring on this. I run a 2560 x 1440 monitor, so the extra RAM should do me some good, and I do want to max out my games, but is the stuttering with these cards really bad enough to take into consideration, or should I not even worry about it? He says that the cards will run at 990MHz and that we can stress test them as long as I like before buying them, so I am confident that the cards are okay, plus there's that 3 year (serial based?) warranty that I can fall back on if need be. I am also thinking of buying the Bitspower waterblock for each of them, I don't know if that will squeeze any more performance out of them, compared to their max on air. Please just let me know you guys' opinions on this, or if you have owned these cards and have any input on them. Should I spring on this deal and go with the blocks? Should I save some money, wait for the GTX 680 to come into stock and slap a water block on that? Any advice is appreciated!
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4/9/12 at 9:31pm