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well there are posts on here from people who upgraded from the 480 to 580 and said they were dissapointed, i cant speak for them or add any comment to that since i have not owned either, but generally speaking the higher series = better performance and i guess at least if you buy the 580 it will be ready for any new upcoming games/apps, as far as upgrading to the 480 from the 470 i cant see it being a difference worth the money unless you could find a second hand one, may as well just jump straight to the 580 then in the future when you have more money and when the prices come down then you could buy your new power supply and then eventually buy another 580 which would =
Haha yeah that's what I was thinking. I'll probably be switching up to the GTX 580 then.
Thanks for all the help
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to the op: looking at your sig rig, and taking into consideration you already said you only play a handful of games, i would recommend you get the ph II x4 955, an am3 board, and some ddr3 ram. sli hack the mb, and keep the vid cards you have now. i have played all those games on single hd 4870's, and crossfire hd 4870's. yes, i can run benchmarks and record the performance difference between the two setups, but real world performance, it really only made a very slight difference.

i know you said you didn't want to do the sli hack, and a couple weeks ago i wouldn't try to convince you otherwise, but then i did it myself. it is really, REALLY easy. quite literally downloaded an app, extracted it, hit ok, restarted the system, and i was done. sli enabled on a non sli asus motherboard (p5e deluxe)

you said you wanted to save money, if you do it this way you can do the cpu upgrade that you want, and then test it with the gpu you alrdy have, and decide for yourself if you really need more than that. if you're not happy with the performance after the upgrade, then spend the money on new graphics cards. just because they're are shiny new toys available, doesn't always mean you actually need them.

just my
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to the op: looking at your sig rig, and taking into consideration you already said you only play a handful of games, i would recommend you get the ph II x4 955, an am3 board, and some ddr3 ram. sli hack the mb, and keep the vid cards you have now. i have played all those games on single hd 4870's, and crossfire hd 4870's. yes, i can run benchmarks and record the performance difference between the two setups, but real world performance, it really only made a very slight difference.

i know you said you didn't want to do the sli hack, and a couple weeks ago i wouldn't try to convince you otherwise, but then i did it myself. it is really, REALLY easy. quite literally downloaded an app, extracted it, hit ok, restarted the system, and i was done. sli enabled on a non sli asus motherboard (p5e deluxe)

you said you wanted to save money, if you do it this way you can do the cpu upgrade that you want, and then test it with the gpu you alrdy have, and decide for yourself if you really need more than that. if you're not happy with the performance after the upgrade, then spend the money on new graphics cards. just because they're are shiny new toys available, doesn't always mean you actually need them.

just my
well this is it, im not sure that my 9800's are dead yet and maybe will be even better when running a much better CPU/Motherboard! maybe il follow that advice, thanks
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