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Check your local craigslist sites and see if you can scoop up a GTX 480. One is enough for almost everything and you can overclock it easily passed the GTX 580 speeds...Maybe upgrade a monitor or case with the money you save
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Check your local craigslist sites and see if you can scoop up a GTX 480. One is enough for almost everything and you can overclock it easily passed the GTX 580 speeds...Maybe upgrade a monitor or case with the money you save
thats mediocre advise as hes coming from a 6870 already. if he wants a real jump, he has to go for a GTX580. i went from a gtx480 to a 580 and id say it was worth it (but thats only because i only paid $60 for the evga step up)
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Check your local craigslist sites and see if you can scoop up a GTX 480. One is enough for almost everything and you can overclock it easily passed the GTX 580 speeds...Maybe upgrade a monitor or case with the money you save
I will mainly use it on a 42in 1080p gaming, but woulden't a 480 just burn up? lol

Is the tesselation as good as the 580?
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700w is plenty. 6870 to 480 isnt that terrible an upgrade...but the 580 runs quieter and cooler and oc's like a champ. Enjoy it.

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yes plenty of power.. a full rig + sli GTX 580 = around 777w
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^this. I hardly went over 700w with a 930@4ghz and stock 580s sli...i imagine ill be closer to 900 with tri and a 4ghz 970

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Okay, Any chance my "Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5" motherboard can SLi? or does it need the hack or something?

And is there much difference between a 480 to a 580?
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Get
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1812

, looks stunning.

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Okay, Any chance my "Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5" motherboard can SLi? or does it need the hack or something?

And is there much difference between a 480 to a 580?


also, yes, you will need sli hack i believe.

480 vs 580, well 580 is fastest gpu on earth so what you think?
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Other than a cooler quieter card, i think its a 5-8% increase...not the best upgrade imo.

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Get
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1812

, looks stunning.

also, yes, you will need sli hack i believe.

480 vs 580, well 580 is fastest gpu on earth so what you think?
Jesus, That looks like a beast!
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