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Poll Results: So, do I get GTX580 or go 2600k

 
  • 14% (4)
    Upgrade from GTX480 to GTX580
  • 50% (14)
    Go "SB" 2600k and keep GTX480
  • 35% (10)
    Go "SB" 2500k and keep GTX480
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post #11 of 27
If you can't have the EVGA warranty, get the Gigabyte. Their hardware is tough, and it has a good factory OC. When I think of MSI, "tough" does not come to mind. "Dead" does....
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post #12 of 27
Go 2500k and then get Kepler for Christmas. Kepler will be way more powerful than the 15% you will get from a 580. If you do go 580 you can re-use your AXP so go with the cheapest reference card.
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post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
Go 2500k and then get Kepler for Christmas. Kepler will be way more powerful than the 15% you will get from a 580. If you do go 580 you can re-use your AXP so go with the cheapest reference card.
680 with full cover block. YEAHHHHHH BABE.
     
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post #14 of 27
From those I would take DirectCu II anyday! Most of these overclocks almost 1GHz with stock bios (1.15v), my card does 990MHz.
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post #15 of 27
SB + 590/595 or just SB + 480
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post #16 of 27
pick whichever have the best cooler (2+ fans recommended) and decent (3 years) warranty and cheapest price/cooling if you are going for aircooling
if you are going to watercool, then EVGA

changing from GTX 480 to 580 will yield 20% more perf. at most.
going SLI 480 yields about 80% more.

btw for GTX 580 SLI, your PSU will suffice at stock speeds and minor overclock. if you want to oc ur CPU+GPUs seriously, get a 1 kW unit.
also besure there are sufficient (at least 2 slots) between each PCI-E slots on the board.
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post #17 of 27
Upgrading from a gtx480 to a gtx580 because of power consumption is just plain stupid. Dont upgrade. Your computer is fine. Worry about your outdated cpu/mobo/ram etc...For $500+ you can get a much faster computer that would benefit you more than a minor upgrade in GPU.
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post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks lads
This "SB" keeps popping up
So I added a poll
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post #19 of 27
A upgrade from GTX480 to GTX580 would be ridicilous (~15% more)..

My GTX480 @ 850/1025MHz is faster than stock GTX580 by 500Pts in Graphic score of 3DMark 11.. P6003..

If you want GTX580 performance just OC your GTX480 @ 800/1025MHz and save yourself some cash..

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post #20 of 27
Tough call indeed since you're already near the top end of things, especially from a gaming perspective. I have the MSI twin frozr 580 and am very happy with it indeed, the aftermarket cooler on it works great and keeps it a whole lot quieter than my friends reference (asus FWIW) 580. The temps are way better on my MSI as well. So if you chose the 580 I'd go with the MSI.

Alternatively you could upgrade to Sandy and then SLI the 480 with another one later, there are some sick deals on 480s around at the moment, like this one.

I voted 2600K.
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