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I would go for the card but note that the Lightning and Lightning XE GTX 580s have a custom PCB layout. The only full cover blocks currently available for it are from Bitspower:
http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_20&products_id=2562
These come at $175 USD each.

yeah I know, I sent an e-mail to bitspower asking for how long those waterblocks will be available. I'll buy them way before use if I have to, they will always prove useful afterwards!

I'm still waiting on their reply...I haven't got a clue how much longer they'll sell those lightning blocks tongue.gif
Edited by Ollii - 5/7/12 at 12:12am
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I say buy it, they'll serve you for a looong time to come. We'll see what the Nvidea 700 series brings.
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This is a great point, I will be the first to say my (2) 1.5BG lightnings pwn everything I throw at them and are truly awsome, but time moves on and it is my opinion to just say no, enjoy the one you have, the 780 will drop in September working with your time line that should be just about right


This card will have a huge bump in preformance and will probably handel many things better than the current 580's after all these are a year and a half old tech.
Investing in another 580 seems to be late to the party, and not a real wise investment especial with the high dollar blocks associated with water cooling them, Seems to me you will get a longer life out of your investment jumping in on the release of the new card as oppsed to seeing how long the 580's will stand the test of time.

I will be selling off my lightnings upon the 780 release, I do not think the 680 represents a good value as this is simply Vidia spoon feeding a mid line GPU to the public because they can, I wish AMD would have put something out serious that would have pushed nV to give us the top dog right out of the gate, but they didn't mad.gif so here were are

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I say buy it, they'll serve you for a looong time to come. We'll see what the Nvidea 700 series brings.

aww no fun, they beat my current budget wall of €400...bubaj awesome deal frown.gif
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This is a great point, I will be the first to say my (2) 1.5BG lightnings pwn everything I throw at them and are truly awsome, but time moves on and it is my opinion to just say no, enjoy the one you have, the 780 will drop in September working with your time line that should be just about right
This card will have a huge bump in preformance and will probably handel many things better than the current 580's after all these are a year and a half old tech.
Investing in another 580 seems to be late to the party, and not a real wise investment especial with the high dollar blocks associated with water cooling them, Seems to me you will get a longer life out of your investment jumping in on the release of the new card as oppsed to seeing how long the 580's will stand the test of time.
I will be selling off my lightnings upon the 780 release, I do not think the 680 represents a good value as this is simply Vidia spoon feeding a mid line GPU to the public because they can, I wish AMD would have put something out serious that would have pushed nV to give us the top dog right out of the gate, but they didn't mad.gif so here were are
best of luck

You gave your advice at the right moment. I was about to give it a bid of €400, but noticed some buyers have already exceeded that price. You've got a point there, I just wish I had used this one's utilities much more... oh well. I hope the 780's will have an affordable price tag by next year (this very month lol), would be perfect timing and at least I'll have some more use for my xtreme by that time smile.gif not sure If I would sell it though...I suddenly got the idea of making it a nice memory and put it in a thin glass box to hang it on the wall hahahah. I should sell it, it costs too much to just hang on a wall.. wink.gif

Thank you all for your replies, greatly appreciated, r+ for all (: I hope this helps other people out here too. It still concerns big moneyz, so I guess I better be more careful when buying high-end gear...still love the card though! It's just a bit overkill for what I do with it tongue.gif hehe
Edited by Ollii - 5/7/12 at 3:24pm
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