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post #21 of 38
Just check the card when u receive it. It will either have refurb seal on the box or no then it's a OB. Beside that, i'd say go with the GTX580.
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What are the disadvantages of SLi?
Besides more heat, more power usage, and some games w/ no support for SLi, I can't find anything.
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What are the disadvantages of SLi?
Besides more heat, more power usage, and some games w/ no support for SLi, I can't find anything.
This is sig worthy. LOL

The reason why non-SLI is generally better for gamers than SLI is because of ..... *minimum frame rates*

SLI 460/560 will have higher average and maximum frame rates than 1 580.
But ....
1 580 will have higher minimum frame rates than SLI 460/560.

Here are my reasons against SLI 460/560.
1. Extra load on cpu/system due to SLI.
2. 1GB vram vs 1.5GB vram
3. no sli support in some games means second card becomes useless.
4. Even with SLI support, 100% scaling is not guaranteed.

The bottom line is ....
Which do you prefer?
SLI 460's with frame rate ~30-90 (just an example)
1 580 with frame rate 45-65 (another example)

As for me, I will choose the setup which gives me higher minimum frame rate.
I game with Nvidia 3D vision and I never see more than 60fps due to v-sync in 3D. But when fps drops below 60, I take notice.
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I would choose two 460s, just my opinion though.
    
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post #25 of 38
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I think I'm going to wait for a 570 to hit Newegg OB, that way I can SLi I the future and it's not that much of a gain from 570 to 580.

If I got a reference 580 I might have stuck with it.
post #26 of 38
Read this before you buy a GTX 570 and overclock it.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html
     
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post #27 of 38
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Oh great more trouble... Maybe I just shouldn't upgrade, there's negatives in every corner.
post #28 of 38
Go with the 580 and overclock the hell out of it. It will be a big upgrade.
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post #29 of 38
Get two 460s, telling you, OC them to 900-950 and you'll never look back, Or if you want get two 560s.
    
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Go with the 580 and overclock the hell out of it. It will be a big upgrade.
This.

There isn't any need for more than a 580 tbh.

Even then 560 SLI, 570 SLI, or a 580, you'll have GREAT performance and you won't regret anything.
    
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