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post #1 of 14
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i know its old and all , but for less than 300 $ i could get a used 580 and SLI it . My computer is still running good so there's no need to spend thousands on a new upgrade (maybe when haswell comes out but it seems that will be Q2+ for the release and maybe more)

is it worth it ? and maybe ill put it on watercooling , maybe that will make the hardware last longer ? what u guys think
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you could possibly sell the GTX 580 and go for GTX 680...
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If you feel you need that extra power in games, I'd say go for it thumb.gif
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by EoL RiNzleR View Post

you could possibly sell the GTX 580 and go for GTX 680...

There's more performance in 2 580s than a single 680 but it comes at the expense of more power usage and heat. Eventually the VRAM cap will kick in depending on the game too, usually at higher resolutions and high AA.

If none of the above drawbacks are an issue for the OP, I say he goes for it. Should do him OK until 7xx series turns up (which is what I'm now waiting for).
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post #5 of 14
yeah i just looked it up then. OP go for 2 GTX 580's thumb.gif
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post #6 of 14
I say 680, a new 580 runs for $400 unless you by used.
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post #7 of 14
Unless you're at a very high resolution do it, the only reason not to is VRAM. I have 3x580, I'm stepping down in resolution from surround to a single high-res IPS, which should mean massive GPU power and not too much VRAM usage, if you must have surround though I'd move to the 4GB 680s
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post #8 of 14
well if you want another 580 someone selling a good one on here for $200 its a really good deal you should pm him if you do go for another 580 http://www.overclock.net/t/1355898/fs-gigabyte-oc-gtx-580
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post #9 of 14
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well if you want another 580 someone selling a good one on here for $200 its a really good deal you should pm him if you do go for another 580 http://www.overclock.net/t/1355898/fs-gigabyte-oc-gtx-580

it doesnt matter if its another brand ? design? for the SLI , i got the EVGA one and the first ones that came out lol
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post #10 of 14
You could wait until march and buy a gtx 770 and sell your gtx580 use that money and your $300 dollars and get a gtx770 which will probably out perform sli 580...

it dosent matter if the 580 is a different brand, just needs to be a 580 probably with the same amount of ram and similar clock speeds as your first card to SLI them
Edited by d33r - 2/5/13 at 6:30pm
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