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Just been offered a Asus GTX 560 Ti Direct CU II Top 1.0GB for £50. Seems like a very good deal but not sure.

Is it worth the extra money to get the 580?

Try and find a used GTX470 or GTX480. Ether one is faster then the gtx560 ti and overclock just as well. Preferably one of those MSI twinfrozer cards.
A GTX470 is pretty much equal to a gtx560 ti 448core clock for clock (gtx560 ti 448core is just a OCed gtx470 with lower power usage). A GTX480 would be my card of choice if your getting into the £50-70 range.
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There's a really cheap 580 (I think it was cheaper before, not sure) on Scan. Seeing you as a fellow UK OCNer, here's the link. Have a look man. thumb.gif

Sell the games with it, then you can get it even closer to £100 thumb.gif
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Thanks guys really appreciate the replies. Learning a lot here. thumb.gif
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There's a really cheap 580 (I think it was cheaper before, not sure) on Scan. Seeing you as a fellow UK OCNer, here's the link. Have a look man. thumb.gif

Sell the games with it, then you can get it even closer to £100 thumb.gif

Definitely a good deal but I'm afraid it would be too loud for me. I like my background to be silence. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 16
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Thanks guys really appreciate the replies. Learning a lot here. thumb.gif
Definitely a good deal but I'm afraid it would be too loud for me. I like my background to be silence. biggrin.gif

You do have your Define R4, and then maybe some custom fan profiles through Afterburner or something on top of that... rolleyes.gif

Anyway, good luck in the hunt. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 16
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I am running a 1.5GB 580 right now...originally I was going to SLI it, but I have yet to really have a reason to. Though I haven't bought any games that have released in the last six months or so.

I have no issues at 1080x1920 getting 60fps in the games I do have though. I don't think the 3GB version will get you much if you are playing at a 1080p resolution.

Yea 1.5 gigs is plenty for a 580, you'll only start lacking if you run EyeFinity. Or resolutions above 2560x1600. Although at that resolution you will not be getting 60 fps with that card.....
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Ended up buying an Asus ENGTX 580 DirectCU II. Should be here in a day or two

Thanks for all the help! thumb.gif
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