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Old August 22, 2011, 02:19 PM
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EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Review

Totally GPU-dependent game, at 1920x1200 (similar to the 1920x1080 he will be playing at), the 1.5GB and 3GB shows practically no difference.. However, a single graphics card is always the best solution.

Edit: Maybe it's not available in North America, but I don't see a HAF 922 Black Edition on the CM website. ?Do you mean the Red Edition (it has a black interior) ?
Yes i meant the red edition, well its called "Cooler master HAF 922 - Mini E" so i dont know haha :D

One question to this whole discussion though.. IF i choose that original Setup With SLI. Will it work? And DO i have to worry about buying extra cables?
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Old August 22, 2011, 02:48 PM
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One question to this whole discussion though.. IF i choose that original Setup With SLI. Will it work? And DO i have to worry about buying extra cables?
Your PSU can support SLI. I'd assume your motherboard could too, but the Asrock website is not very good. I recommend that you go with Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI.
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Old August 22, 2011, 03:15 PM
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GTX 580 is only avg 10% slower then SLI GTX 560Ti, is quite a bit cheaper, and will possible save you some heartache.
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Old August 22, 2011, 03:48 PM
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GTX 580 is only avg 10% slower then SLI GTX 560Ti, is quite a bit cheaper, and will possible save you some heartache.
Actually, in Inet - Datorbutik, datorer, speldatorer, bärbara datorer - Inet.se (the website im ordering all My parts from) Gtx 580 is expensiver, and to get it to fit into My budget, i need to remove something or cut Down on everything.
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Old August 22, 2011, 03:55 PM
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so get one 6950 then. solves all the problemos :)
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Old August 22, 2011, 03:59 PM
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So, if i want to have a Gigabyte GTX 580 Stock OC'd, in this build, i Will have to change to a Asus P8P67 -M PRO REV3. Which is SLI capable. And i Will have to switch from HAF 922, to a Cooler Master Storm Scout or a HAF 912+ :)
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Old August 22, 2011, 04:01 PM
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so get one 6950 then. solves all the problemos :)
Well i want Bang for the buck, as i said, i wont upgrade the computer for a while after i get it so it must be the absolute BEST i can get. So.. Is the 6950 faster than GTX 580?
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Old August 22, 2011, 04:51 PM
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no,its slower.

but itll tie you over till this fall when you may cry if you paid retail price for a 580..:)



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Old August 22, 2011, 05:57 PM
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The point Dangtx is making is that by September, new 28 nm graphics cards may be on the market -- or prices on existing cards will have dropped to keep customers from holding off on GPU purchases in anticipation of the new cards.

Buying a single HD 6950 now will get you good graphics capability. When the new cards arrive, buying a second 6950 should be much cheaper. Alternately, replacing the 6950 with a GTX 580 after the news cards arrive could be cheaper than buying the 580 now.

However, looking at the site you linked, I can see the 6950 is actually about 11% more expensive than a 560 Ti, so perhaps buy one now, and add another when prices drop in late 2011. The counter-argument to that, though, is the fact that by the time most people feel the need to go up to an SLI configuration, there's a new card available for the same or less money with equivalent performance to the old SLI cards. I ran into that with my setup a few years back -- bought an 8800 GTS 640 and figured I'd add a second after a couple of years. Two years later and the 8800 GTS was hard to find and more expensive than buying a GTX 275.
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Old August 22, 2011, 06:12 PM
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Best option is probably to wait right now if you can/want. Bulldozer is rumored to be released on September 19th and there are speculation that the new AMD GPUs will also release on that day. You could go for those or get what you have planned right now for cheaper, as prices will most likely drop.
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