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Last fall, I upgraded from an Intel Core 2 Quad system to an X58 i7 build. However, I was still using my aging 8800GTS 512 cards in SLI. Well, today I finally ordered the finishing touch to my new computer build; an EVGA Superclocked GTX 570!

The 8800GTS 512 cards in SLI really packed a punch, and they have lasted me nearly 4 years. However, they were finally starting to show their age with the newest games. The jump to X58 gave me a 10fps average improvement in games, but I still couldn't max out the settings on the newest games (or Crysis).

Well, with a major computer upgrade, it was about time to change those cards. So, I saved up my Christmas money and sold one of those 8800GTS cards and managed to save enough to get a 570. I wanted to get EVGA because I have had great customer service from them, and their warranty is wonderful. After all was said and done, I had saved up enough to get the superclocked version of the card, so I pulled the trigger.

I'm hoping I can get similar life out of this card like I did with my 8800s. My plan is to use it for a year or so by itself, and then I may buy a used or refurbished card for cheap and SLI them to get some more life out of them. That is what I did with my 8800GTS cards, and it really worked out great.

I ordered the card tonight, so I should get it sometime in the middle of the week or at least by next Friday. I'm so excited to get the card and start enjoying the benefits of the superclocked GTX 570.
    
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post #2 of 18
Awesome!
Those 8800GTS 512's ware some great cards.
Good luck with your GTX570!
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I share much of your experience.

My 8800GTX SLI setup has lasted also for nearly 4 years. One of them 'died' unexpectedly last month and, making a long story short, I now have a GTX570. My plan is also to add a 2nd GTX570 some time in the future to prolong its useful life span. Interestingly enough, the spec of your rig is quite similar to my sig rig.

I am now using my other 8800GTX as a Dedicated Physx card. So, I suggest you to try your 8800GTS 512 to see if it is beneficial to your needs.

Check out these threads:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9143...ng-thread.html
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9114...ted-physx.html
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Welcome to the club!



Now juice that baby up! 900 mhz!
Edited by blackbalt89 - 1/15/11 at 9:51pm
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You are going to LOVE that card. I recently got one; been using it for about a month now.
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Amazing card, have had my vanilla for a month now, it hasn't faltered yet in any game I own.
    
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yep, 570 is amazing, I came from 2 gtx 460 hawk sli... mainly because sli hack was giving me bit of a headache. but soon there will be 2 gtx 570 in my case.
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post #8 of 18
570/480 = about the same performance...

they go well...

and i know they will continue to run games maxed for quite some time

on one screen anyway lol

you will love it
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Congrats! It'll certainly get the job done as a single card and in SLi.

Definitely use the 8800 as a dedicated Physx card if you have the option!
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Thanks for all the responses. I'm really looking forward to getting the card. I am planning on keeping the remaining 8800 GTS and trying it as a PhysX card. I don't know if I have any games currently that use PhysX. However, the card is coming with Just Cause 2 and Mafia II. I guess Mafia II uses PhysX. I also plan on getting Metro 2033 which uses PhysX.

I figured I would try out the card for PhysX and see how much it helps. I'll have to decide if I want to keep it in there or not based on noise and power usage, but I like the idea of a dedicated PhysX card.
    
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