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post #11 of 21
another for the GTX 580 vote. a used one here you can find for right around $300 and ebays are usually going for a little more.
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post #12 of 21
Used 580 or 6970 is my pick. If you can get 50.00 more get a 7870.
post #13 of 21
One of my GTX570's superclocked (EVGA) ran BF3 on ULTRA Textutures, and everything else (shadows, effects i.e.) on HIGH with anti aliasing on 16xAA.

I averaged about 60fps, even more sometimes.

I added a second GTX570 later on, and got a 120Hz monitor.

So now I can do about 100+ FPS.

Just some info.
post #14 of 21
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What do you all think the best manufacturer is for the Nvidia cards? Any specific model of a 580 I should look for?
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Evga makes really good cards and they also have great customer support
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Thanks for the tip, I suppose what I'm really looking for is an exposé of a couple of makers.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

What do you all think the best manufacturer is for the Nvidia cards? Any specific model of a 580 I should look for?

Any EVGA model shipped after July 1st, 2011 has a serial based warranty so I'd look for something like that.

You can check by entering serial numbers of EVGA cards here:

http://www.evga.com/support/guestregister.asp

Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte are also serial based companies if I remember right. When buying used, those are the companies you'll want to go with so you can easily RMA without hassle later if need be.
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Thanks a bunch!
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post #19 of 21
You can now find 6970's for around 200-250
gtx 570 220-270
gtx 580 1.5 gb 300-350
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Bump. I could always go for some more advice about graphics cards in general.
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