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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
They way I see it, you will eventually get a game that maxes that 580, the 570 (correct me if I'm wrong but only the palit gainward phantom is the only 570 with new vrms) blows up so no Overclocking and if your ssd isn't 240gb +, just look away.
Wrong. The lightning has improved VRM design, as well as the ASUS Direct CUII.

As for the SSD criticism. Honestly, if you do anything that has a load time, you will notice significant reductions in said load times. As for the issue of space, I just have a 1tb WD drive I bought for like 40 bucks that I store all my media and large files on, and just transfer whatever game I may be playing onto the SSD, as well as the OS.

simple stuff.
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post #22 of 36
that twin frozr iii looks awesome. I cant be sure, but it also looks like it has upgraded power phases. So it should overclock better than reference and the twin frozr ii
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Originally Posted by cocobani View Post
Just as stated guys, almost have the money for my new build and my budget will allow me to get either get the GTX 580 Lightning or a GTX 570 Twin Frozr III+SSD. What should I do? Will the SSD really provide a better experience overall? Not talking only gaming but browsing the internet, watching movies etc. Thanks in advance.
my vote goes to:
msi gtx580 lightning,
its a great card,u'll love it,
ofcourse a ssd for your rig will increase performence but I suggest u to take ssd a bit later,at first buy msi gtx580 lightning,
note: I'm not opposing the members who have suggested msi gtx570 twin frozrIII + ssd
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580 and SSD
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post #25 of 36
Definitely the 570 Twin Frozr III + SSD. It actually has a more robust power delivery system, so you are actually able to overclock it heavily without it exploding like reference models do. I guarantee you will be able to outperform a stock 580. Plus SSDs are just amazing. SSD is probably the most noticeable upgrade out there. Grab a C300
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I think I would agree with this and also echo the sentiment that if you are only buying $100 worth of SSD then it probably won't be worth it. Generally cheap SSDs aren't a whole lot faster than HDD, well maybe they are depending how you look at it but either way they are much slower than the good SSDs, also this is compounded by the fact that lower capacity SSDs are slower still. Also I wouldn't want to worry about having not enough space on my SSD, I would want atleast 120GB and ideally 160-200GB
Don't get me wrong a lot of smaller capacity SSDs are just as fast, the Vertex 2 was/is that way. I get 250MB/s+ in benchmarks on read and write but although it does decrease load times, I don't think it actually benefits my life, in the same way having 80 fps in Crysis doesn't benefit me any more than having 59.
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post #27 of 36
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Definitely the 570 Twin Frozr III + SSD. It actually has a more robust power delivery system, so you are actually able to overclock it heavily without it exploding like reference models do. I guarantee you will be able to outperform a stock 580. Plus SSDs are just amazing. SSD is probably the most noticeable upgrade out there. Grab a C300
That was the SSD i was planning on getting. All you guys bring good points though. Probably should have mentioned this before but i'm also planning on SLI before BF3 comes out. Want to max that baby.
post #28 of 36
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That was the SSD i was planning on getting. All you guys bring good points though. Probably should have mentioned this before but i'm also planning on SLI before BF3 comes out. Want to max that baby.
So just get the GTX570 TFIII and a C300 for now then another TFIII for SLi later. Guarantee you will fall in love with the SSD.
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post #29 of 36
Get a GTX580.

Then save up for an SSD
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post #30 of 36
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Wrong. The lightning has improved VRM design, as well as the ASUS Direct CUII.

As for the SSD criticism. Honestly, if you do anything that has a load time, you will notice significant reductions in said load times. As for the issue of space, I just have a 1tb WD drive I bought for like 40 bucks that I store all my media and large files on, and just transfer whatever game I may be playing onto the SSD, as well as the OS.

simple stuff.
Not sure how you do it. 80gb of space on mine. I set the junction points for all user files to my 1TB WD black. Also changed registry to install program files onto the caviar. Installed all steam games on the 1tb, still ran out of space not to mention file management was unruly and painful. Again if you like the hassle, be my guest waiting 30 seconds less (with one drive in and system at 4ghz and all optional settings in bios off such as for Marvell bios off I got around 30 seconds... Do the same with the caviar and I get around 65 seconds) my oh my that is a big difference.

580 or bust.
     
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