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when you say you dont want to spend more than $300, is that before or after you sell your 6850's. Sell your 6850's for $200, toss in another $100 or so and grab a gtx 580

$300 - 350 total with selling my cards
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GTX 580 is a huge ripoff for the performance it gives over the 480...

Uhh. No. Especially at the price its going for right now.
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Cheapest 580:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133400
And a refurb^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ph34r2.gif
Cheapest 480:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/309?vs=305

580 is better, consumes less power, and produces less heat, so of course it should cost more, not to mention being a newer card.
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So the 480 gets to 85c in games.... which is not all that bad, it is actually a quiet card too (retail upgraded versions).

580 is roughly 10-15% faster for double the price....

I think some folks should actually own these cards before stating these silly comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffp4E7Zr7cE
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post #17 of 24
With recent sales, GTX 480 is the best bang for the buck card you can get. Superior performance for $210.
There's no reason to get 580 right now. 670 is at the same price point and outperforms it.

@Op: Look into your "issues". If you still can't solve them, sell 6850s @100 each and buy a GTX 670.
    
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post #18 of 24
a 560ti is about the same speed as a single HD6950.
its not worth it over two 6850s.

You should consider adding a bit more cash when you sell the 6850s and grab either an HD6970, GTX480 or HD7870.
Those three will still be a bit slower than two 6850s but can max anything without you getting any driver issues
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post #19 of 24
350$ before rebate for a 580, its a much better card and worth the price.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=67644&vpn=58NLH5DI5TXX&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1069

If your getting a 480 then you can just get a 7850 for 240$ at cheapest I've seen, which should equal or beat a 480 easily. I would say 40$ is worth it for quieter and cooler performance.
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post #20 of 24
Just buy an AMD 7850, about $40 under your $300 limit and a really good card for the money....

or

Go to the Market Place here and score a deal on a GTX 570/580.
    
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