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2nd GTX 580 For SLI vs GTX 780 SLI + 1440p Monitor

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Hello OCN!

Long time lurker, looking for some advice. Here's my current setup:

i7 2600k (Overclocked underwater to 4.6 GHz)
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz
Zotac GTX 580 1.5GB (Overclocked to 900 core/2300 mem at 1.08V)
LG 1080p Monitor



I basically have two choices right now;

1) add a 2nd GTX 580, enable SLI, and wait to see what Maxwell holds in store?

Or

2) pick up a 1440p monitor as well as SLI GTX 780s.



Note: I prefer to stay with nvidia, primarily use my rig for gaming, and have about $2.5k to drop if I decide to upgrade now. Also, Bioshock Infinite was the first game that truly has made my system crawl and feel unplayable (on ultra settings).

Thanks very much for any insight you guys can provide! thumb.gif
post #2 of 13
The 1,5 GB of VRAM is very near the limit for 1440P

I say sell the GTX 580 and pick up a GTX 780 and a 1440P monitor

And welcome to OCN by the way
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post #3 of 13
780s...hands down.
 
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GTX 780's
This is from a guy already with two 580's. My cards at 1.5GB barely push 1080p with any anti aliasing...
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post #5 of 13
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Looks like the "sell"s have it!

How much do you think I could get for the card, and where would you recommend I list it? eBay? Amazon? I'd like to avoid Craigslist...
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780's thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cr0yant View Post

Looks like the "sell"s have it!

How much do you think I could get for the card, and where would you recommend I list it? eBay? Amazon? I'd like to avoid Craigslist...
ebay.
780 is a great card, I'm planning for it too biggrin.gif
If you don't know you can check some benchmarks. It is about 5-10% slower than the titan which is about $400 more.
But you're doing SLI so it will be lovely thumb.gif
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post #8 of 13
Id do eBay.

Make sure to put a tracking number or else the buyer will try to cheat by saying he never got the item. Had a game "stolen" so he got his money back and my game. This was back in 2009.
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eBay for sure, and the 780s are definattly much better for 1440p then 580s.
    
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post #10 of 13
Another vote for the 780s. You can probably get 200ish for your old card. Amazon will be a slow sell, Ebay should move it quickly.
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