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  • 64% (27)
    SLI 470
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    or single 580
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post #11 of 29
Wait OP, you have a 30" Monitor? If so, I would strongly sli.
post #12 of 29
I love my 470's

Temps arent a problem if you have airflow! Mine run 99% at 70c and 75% fanspeed. There loud yea but you cant hear them when your headphones are on.

Either choice is a good choice
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post #13 of 29
I'd go with another 470 and save your money- Think about this, we all have all this stuff and expensive components- but what games fully utilize it- What game do you know of that would make 2 470s sli ed sputter?

None- Of course we want the right stuff to really make the game shine, but you can get something effective- and not waste your money on something thats overkill.

thats my thoughts on it- I will be getting another 470 to add to my rig as well.
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post #14 of 29
SLI imo. Especially considering how cheap 470s are now. That's the much better price/performance option, and still has an upgrade path to 3-way sli if you really want.
post #15 of 29
You have a 30" monitor. The extra 256mb RAM on the 580 will really help, and you can SLI later.
 
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post #16 of 29
3 wayyyyy!!!!

Yeah no I'll wait for Kepler.



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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
You have a 30" monitor. The extra 256mb RAM on the 580 will really help, and you can SLI later.

I thought size didn't matter, only res did?
    
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post #17 of 29
If money is not a concern, GTX 580. You can always SLI later but if you're craving some SLI action now, there's definitely nothin' wrong with a couple of 470s
post #18 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
You have a 30" monitor. The extra 256mb RAM on the 580 will really help, and you can SLI later.
Ooh, I didn't notice his monitor. Assuming it's a 1600p screen, then the 580 might actually be the better bet with its extra VRAM.
post #19 of 29
I don't see the point in the 580, its not a whole lot faster than the 470 once they're overclocked and its not priced in a manner that represents its performance vs other cards.

Kepler is coming out later this year, $500 for a gtx 580 now is a bad investment unless he has a high res screen which would bottleneck on higher levels of AA with the 470s.
    
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post #20 of 29
If you have a 990X then might as well get SLI 580s.
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