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post #11 of 20
get the second gtx 580.

these really high-end dual gpu cards are really only meant for 2 options: either quad-sli with 2 gtx 590 cards or because you don't have enough slots to run 2 graphics cards but need the extra horse power.
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post #12 of 20
Benchmarking = 580s ~$1000
Gaming - 590 $700 if true

Money vs Epeen: Your call
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580 sli = MOAR POWARRRRR. but more expensive
     
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A GTX 590 is a better choice imo. By just using a single card, you'd have less driver issues, less heat issues, less noise, and you only have to buy one waterblock in case you wanted to go watercooling.

Yea sure, SLIed 580s are more powerful, but you won't even need that kind of power unless you go surround. And with the GTX 590 being cheaper, you could buy yourself a new SSD or something....
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post #15 of 20
SLI'd 580's will have the same problems that could come with the 590. If you have the slots and compatible PSU, a second 580. I've always been a fan of having a working computer, and besides higher performance out of the box, two 580's are redundant. One goes out for RMA, one stays home. The 590 is trying to put too much power on one board Cuts were made, and you'd feel it even at 1080p.
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A GTX 590 is a better choice imo. By just using a single card, you'd have less driver issues, less heat issues, less noise, and you only have to buy one waterblock in case you wanted to go watercooling.
Using 590 doesn't really mean less heat or less driver issues (or less noise, ask the 6990 owners ).

From past experience, on both nvidia and amd, 590 won't be immune to driver issues or games support problems.
Also heat, well, we will know when we have reviews and know if its really less or more.

For example, the 6990 is hotter and noisier than a couple of 6970 according to many reviews.
And sometimes it seems as if it runs with just a single gpu core instead of two because of bad profiles or support.

But I do agree that its much cheaper, and you can get something else to your system with the 300$ difference.
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post #17 of 20
Buy the GTX 590, then buy something nice for yourself with the extra, maybe a new shirt, couple o'new blu-rays, use it to pay your power bill, give your parents a little treat (after all, they did raise you), or build yourself a NAS.
    
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post #18 of 20
Honestly it isn't worth the hassle and the restocking fee. For most resolutions a 580 will be more then enough, there is no need for more. When spending money you shouldn't think of overall cost as a primary, but cost over time. With SLI 580s it will save you some money now until you need the power enabling you to purchase other things.
post #19 of 20
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I decided to stay away from the GTX590 all together, just read some reviews and it seems its not really worth it over the 6990(But I need PhysX so just the GTX580 will do)

Thanks for everyones input, I suppose once price drops on the GTX580's I'll get a second one, but for now I'll wait and propably purchase other goodies for the computer or myself, although I've been meaning to replace my motherboard with the Asus Maximus board once I find one in stock so for now I'll stay away from the GTX590

Heck who knows? maybe later towards the end of the year, something new will probably come out_

I just can't keep up with technology =[ lol
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post #20 of 20
Buy another 580 and SLI.

(or, wait for Kepler Q4 2011/Q1 2012)
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