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is it worth it to go for the gtx 590 right now? i have a gtx 580 lightning xtreme edition 3gb?
I'm not a 590 owner but the most practical option for you would be SLI that bad boy. More VRAM and highly over clockable with great air cooling on that 580 3GB Lightning.
     
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Oh i know but i dont plan on sli so would it be better if i went with a dual gpu over a single if i dont plan on sli? or will my 580 be powerful enough for a long time without sli? only reason i look into 590 so i dont need to buy a second card..
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only reason i look into 590 so i dont need to buy a second card..
What? lol, buying a second 580 should be cheaper than buying a 590 and throwing out your current 580
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What? lol, buying a second 580 should be cheaper than buying a 590 and throwing out your current 580
well i mean i can sell my lightning xtreme for decent amount of money since its pretty new and i dont really want to have 2 cards in my system i dont have much room in my case i have majority of my slots used up already also..
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well i mean i can sell my lightning xtreme for decent amount of money since its pretty new and i dont really want to have 2 cards in my system i dont have much room in my case i have majority of my slots used up already also..
Right, that information is helpful,

2 x 580 will get higher results than a single 590

If i could go back and pick 2 x 580's over a 590 i would
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if i were to get another 580..would i have to get another lightning xtreme or can i get a reference or just regular lightning?
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if i were to get another 580..would i have to get another lightning xtreme or can i get a reference or just regular lightning?
You get a reference and you'll be limited to the reference clocks and VRAM.

Example, if you mix a 3GB VRAM card with a 1.5GB VRAM card essentially you'll only have 1.5GB VRAM usage in games.

IF you get a reference card that dosen't over clock well as your Lightning, you'll have to run both at the lower clocks of that reference card to stay stable.

DO NOT GET A REFERENCE. Get another 3GB Lightning or stay with the one you have until it's met it's match down the road.

That's my advice. Good luck in what ever you decide.
     
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You get a reference and you'll be limited to the reference clocks and VRAM.

Example, if you mix a 3GB VRAM card with a 1.5GB VRAM card essentially you'll only have 1.5GB VRAM usage in games.

IF you get a reference card that dosen't over clock well as your Lightning, you'll have to run both at the lower clocks of that reference card to stay stable.

DO NOT GET A REFERENCE. Get another 3GB Lightning or stay with the one you have until it's met it's match down the road.

That's my advice. Good luck in what ever you decide.
thanks! i'll stick to one card for now...if i get another card i wont be able to use my sound card...the lightnings are too big i had my sound card on the slot below my lightning and the fan hits the top of pcb on the sound card
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2088276

EVGA Classified 590 sli stock

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Haven' tested this whitebox 590 I got from the RMA. Should I just waterblock it and be ready for skyrim or should I keep looking for someone to let me test it in their PC first. None of my friends have cases that can hold it or have time conflicts.

Doesn't EVGA test them before shipping? So I should be fine and can start cutting these effing thermal pads, right? These thermal pads better be made of gold and silver for being $19.
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