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Just bought GTX 580. Was it worth it?

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I know it's kind of late now that i already got my new GTX 580 but I was just wondering if it was worth of an upgrade from my previous GTX 460. I got the factory OCed one from Gigabyte for about $480. So can anyone tell me if this was good buy for gaming? xD Also the resolution of my monitor is only 1440x900. tongue.gif I know GTX 580 is an overkill for this res but it was just too TEMPTING! sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #2 of 42
Welcome to OCN!

I don't think that upgrade was worth it. You paid $500 to game on 1440x900, that's too much of an overkill, if you ask me. But hey, if you're happy! smile.gif
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post #3 of 42
Get a 1080p monitor and make it worth the $ smile.gif
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Hey... You could always fold on it to use the extra power biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 42
Dude, get yourself a better monitor. You haven't gamed until you game at 1080p.

Oh, and the 580 was never worth it. It's way too overpriced for the amount of performance you get. The only reason it is that much is because it is the best performing single gpu card. A 6970 or 570 would have been a better buy.

But heck for your res? You shouldn't have upgraded at all.

Get a better monitor, and then you can say your upgrade was worth it.
     
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post #6 of 42
My buddy games at 14 x 900 and maxes everything except Crysis and Metro with an 8800GT.... talk about overkill. I say fold on it full time even ehn gaming as you're likely to see no performance hit smile.gif
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post #7 of 42
Another 460 would have been a better choice. SLI 460 is still one of the best relatively low cost solutions.
post #8 of 42
Should definitely look to get a bigger monitor before anything.

If you do, then it'll more than likely be worth it.
 
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post #9 of 42
Buy a 1080p monitor and push that card to the limits! biggrin.gif
    
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post #10 of 42
you will be very happy with that card, but you need to upgrade to at least a 1920x1080 resolution monitor to take advantage of what it can do. welcome to ocn. wave2.gif
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