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After seeing the this post on PC Gamer it made me seriously think about buying one

First question: Is it worth selling my EVGA GTX 580 for one, will I notice a noticeable increase in games and/or will it last a bit longer for the future?

And second question, if so where's the cheapest place to buy one (In the UK)? The cheapest I've found it is here for £200 pounds but in the article it said they were going for £179 which would be nice! If possible I would like to get the sapphire version as I've heard it's better for overclocking and with the two fans quieter and cooler.

Thank you in advance for any replies and help! smile.gif
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im looking at the 7870 myself. Might be going with sapphire on the fans, been thinking about an xfx to match a build im going to do with it. Iv spend HOURS reading and watching reviews on the 7870. and even the XT. if youre in the market to buy it, do so. Itll run you mostly everything on the market today.
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i would get it, these 7870xt cards based on the tahiti le GPU are really proofing thier worth. this is a great version of the card
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-312-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411
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Is there anywhere cheaper I could buy it?
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Is there anywhere cheaper I could buy it?

i am not sure in the UK sorry. but these thaiti le based cards have taken the bang for buck away from cards like the hd7950. its like a 7950 baby brother and well worth the investment.
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i am not sure in the UK sorry. but these thaiti le based cards have taken the bang for buck away from cards like the hd7950. its like a 7950 baby brother and well worth the investment.

Well I'll see how much I can get for my 580, I'm defiantly going to get one biggrin.gif I've got a bit of spare money I could maybe put into it as well just cheaper would be nice frown.gif
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I would but that would involve shipping it from America to the UK which would make it more expensive
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The gain from your 580 isnt going to be that much. An overclocked 7870 xt matches a stock 7970 non ghz edition and your 580 overclocked trades blows with that. Not a huge gain IMO.
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The gain from your 580 isnt going to be that much. An overclocked 7870 xt matches a stock 7970 non ghz edition and your 580 overclocked trades blows with that. Not a huge gain IMO.

Yeah but the power usage is a lot less so I could possibly Crossfire it at some point, hmmm.... not so sure now though
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