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Old October 29, 2011, 10:26 AM
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hi guys ,been out of pc gaming for 2 yrs,want to play bf3,I'd like to know your thoughts on which gtx 580 to get.Lots of selection, don't want to over buy nor under buy .

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Old October 29, 2011, 10:54 AM
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eVGA GeForce GTX 580 DS SuperClocked 1536MB GDDR5, PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, Mini HDMI at Memory Express Computers

Asus ENGTX580 DirectCU II GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort at Memory Express Computers

MSI N580GTX Lightning Geforce GTX 580 1536MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI at Memory Express Computers

I really Like the MSI over the ASUS but any of these 3 would be good.
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Old October 29, 2011, 11:15 AM
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thanks craven,um you think 580's have sufficient punch to run bf3 @ 60ish fps in 1080p ? or should I be rethinking my strategy ?
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thanks craven,um you think 580's have sufficient punch to run bf3 @ 60ish fps in 1080p ? or should I be rethinking my strategy ?
I'd go with MSI personally and you shouldn't have a problem achieving 60 fps with one.
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Old October 29, 2011, 11:46 AM
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I'd take the EVGA one with the lifetime warranty. It's also the cheapest which helps. Also, you could probably reach your desired framerates with a GTX 570.
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Old October 29, 2011, 11:59 AM
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thanks guys, I've stepped away from consoles for this title cause of the 30 fps cap,what do you think the sweet spot for frames is or should be in bf3 ? (hope that makes sense)
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I would go with MSI GTX 580, it might only have 3yr warranty but most people do not keep there cards for that long.
What size of screen you using.
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About the Asus - It's cooler, despite its huge size, is crap. I've had to replace mine(to an Accelero 2 extreme) in order to keep temps under control when OC'ing.
While at stock clocks it was just very loud.
Get the MSI and be happy.
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I would go with MSI GTX 580, it might only have 3yr warranty but most people do not keep there cards for that long.
What size of screen you using.
24 inch , yea the MSI is nice ,wasn't sure how it differed from a reference card
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If you are looking at playing BF3 and don't want microstuttering you might want to look at 2 GB card no matter who makes them even if you have to go to an ATI card
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