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should I go with zotac for two GTX580s or not?

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yep, same as you read in the title, do you think it would be better to go with zotac (1430 bucks for two 580s) or evga (1590 bucks)? don't get confused by what you've seen in my sig lol, I still don't have that 580 in my rig but because I finally have the money I wanted to ask if it was worth to save the difference between going with zotac instead of evga

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post #2 of 31
They will both be reference, so essentially, they are the same.

What it comes down to is warranty, and if the better warranty is worth the money.

EVGA -> Lifetime
Zotac -> 2-years
post #3 of 31
I have an idea!

Dont waste your money...

get one. its way too much anyway.
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Unless you plan on playing at extremely high resolutions (2650X1560) and above, I would not get two of them.

Otherwise, do it! Zotac is a great Nvidia vendor.

Isn't Zotac also limited lifetime warranty? I thought so.
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Unless you plan on playing at extremely high resolutions (2650X1560) and above, I would not get two of them.

Otherwise, do it! Zotac is a great Nvidia vendor.

Isn't Zotac also limited lifetime warranty? I thought so.
I think that is wise. I would opt for 2 if you have the money though. but if you aren't a serious gamer, then i wouldn't bother with 2.

As for the EVGA versus Zotac question:
Both will perform the same (unless you get the super clocked version of EVGA, but if you are an overclocker, you can obviously do that yourself) so don't worry about fearing performance.

But as that one guy quoted for warrany and such, its your call. I would personally opt for EVGA, but thats just because I have never had a problem, and their Customer Service is rated #1. I would personally pay extra for that, but its your call.

In short, there isnt a performance difference. Its just a matter of who you trust more and do you want to pay for that extra trust. EVGA is #1 in the nvidia industry so that's who I personally opt for.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
Unless you plan on playing at extremely high resolutions (2650X1560) and above, I would not get two of them.

Otherwise, do it! Zotac is a great Nvidia vendor.

Isn't Zotac also limited lifetime warranty? I thought so.
Lists two years on newegg's product site for the 580.

Anyway OP what's your intention for these cards? You are hardcore bencher/folder or will this be just for gaming?
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I'm going to laugh if he comes back and says his native resolution is 1360x768..
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I'm going to laugh if he comes back and says his native resolution is 1360x768..
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Honestly if you want to go that route and throw down the cash to do it I'd say go for it. But you could do something like EVGA GTX 570 TRISLI for about 1100 bucks and kick the crap out of SLI'd 580's for 400-500 bucks less.
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2 x HD 6950s. Unlock them to HD 6970s and have 2GB of flame buffer for higher resolution and multiple screen which is the only real need for dual GPU for current games other then Crysis and Metro 2033. Also performance wise HD 6970s are very close to GTX580s because how well they scale.
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