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Sorry for the late reply guys, I've been busy with my course starting again and other life matters.

I'm not that hell bent on SLI, I'm just seeing that if I'm going to spend up around $600, from the reviews I've read, the SLI's win out over a single card 480/580 solution. If I'm going to be spending that much, I want the best bang for buck.

As far as newegg is concerned, I'm Australian, therefore I don't have access to that site. They don't like us international folk frown.gif
Niether does EVGA apparently as the rebate for the cards are only valid in America, thus I have to pay full price for whatever card I get, regardless of it having a rebate or not.

So far I've found a couple of EVGA 560's for $589 AUD including shipping, which is looking much more appealing.

Still haven't purchased anything as yet, so suggestions are still welcomed smile.gif

Get the 560's, with voltage tweak you should hit 1000 core on both and that will just scream.
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If you can afford to sli a 560 then go for the 580. 560 is roughly $250 each, $500 for both. I rather got 580 for $500.
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If you can afford to sli a 560 then go for the 580. 560 is roughly $250 each, $500 for both. I rather got 580 for $500.
Gotta factor in about $60 for shipping internationally.
But as I said, from what I've read SLI'd 560's win out over a single 580.
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Why not get a GTX 580 superclocked or wait for the 590, then off you need more power later on get a 2nd card.
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Gotta factor in about $60 for shipping internationally.
But as I said, from what I've read SLI'd 560's win out over a single 580.
That's correct a "560 SLI" card beat a single 580. Hmm by how much? 2-10 fps? I saw the benchmark regarding these two cards. If you have money to get SLI then it's better to get a single 580, less issue, less problems, less headache, and happier gaming life? You'll aslo have more headroom for future upgrade. If you really want a dual GPU then get the 6950 2gb version $300 a piece. Unlock those suckers and you'll be trading blow with a 580 "SLI" instead of a single 580.

580 is a way better choice than a 560 SLI and you'll be a lot happier with the purchase.
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That's correct a "560 SLI" card beat a single 580. Hmm by how much? 2-10 fps? I saw the benchmark regarding these two cards. If you have money to get SLI then it's better to get a single 580, less issue, less problems, less headache, and happier gaming life? You'll aslo have more headroom for future upgrade. If you really want a dual GPU then get the 6950 2gb version $300 a piece. Unlock those suckers and you'll be trading blow with a 580 "SLI" instead of a single 580.

580 is a way better choice than a 560 SLI and you'll be a lot happier with the purchase.
Well, 580's are much MUCH more expensive than dual 560's.
Costs currently are:
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SLI: $589 AUD (INC Shipping)
EVGA GeForce GTX 580: $661 AUD (INC Shipping)


Also, having a 790i SLI MOBO, means I can't 'crossfire' AMD cards. AT ALL. EVER.
Edited by Solveig - 2/6/11 at 10:04pm
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Well, 580's are much MUCH more expensive than dual 560's.
Costs currently are:
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SLI: $589 AUD (INC Shipping)
EVGA GeForce GTX 580: $661 AUD (INC Shipping)


Also, having a 790i SLI MOBO, means I can't 'crossfire' AMD cards. AT ALL. EVER.
That's going to be a tough choice for you and I see where you're coming from. The extra $71 will lead to a future upgrade as it'll be a deadend for a 560, unless your board can do TRIsli ( still not worth it IMP). I think there's a hack where u can use crossfire on a sli board. For example my EP45-UD3P can only crossfire but there is hack driver available for it to run any Nvidia SLI cards. You should look into it.

Better yet, buy it from the U.S. and ship it to your relative house (if you have relative in the U.S.). Ask your relative to ship it to you after. Money save is money earn.

The 560 cost $250 US
The 580 cost $500 US.
Edited by DaRookie - 2/6/11 at 10:14pm
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That's going to be a tough choice for you and I see where you're coming from. The extra $71 will lead to a future upgrade as it'll be a deadend for a 560, unless your board can do TRIsli ( still not worth it IMP). I think there's a hack where u can use crossfire on a sli board. For example my EP45-UD3P can only crossfire but there is hack driver available for it to run any Nvidia SLI cards. You should look into it.

Better yet, buy it from the U.S. and ship it to your relative house (if you have relative in the U.S.). Ask your relative to ship it to you after. Money save is money earn.

The 560 cost $250 US
The 580 cost $500 US.

The cost I gave for the 560's was the cost if I imported it.

If I imported the 580, it'd be $570 AUD (INC Shipping) or so.

So only about a rough $20 difference, and I know that the 560's will outperform.
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My last advice to you. Look at OCN member benchmarks comparing the 560 sli vs whatever. They are more reliable than any benchmark website. Why? because OCN members don't get sponsor or pay for posting the benchmark. You might find a better card or similar card for a lower price range.
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My last advice to you. Look at OCN member benchmarks comparing the 560 sli vs whatever. They are more reliable than any benchmark website. Why? because OCN members don't get sponsor or pay for posting the benchmark. You might find a better card or similar card for a lower price range.
Okay cheers, I'll have a look now.
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