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Old November 3, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Default MSI GeForce GTX 580 - Worth it?

Hello everyone.
I really need a new GFX. At the moment I am running with a ATI 4870x2 2GB. This card have served me VERY well for the last 3 years now but sadly I must admit.. It's time to let go. Thank you 4870x2. You will be remembered.

Now.. A new card! I would gladly buy a GTX 590 but here in Denmark, they are all sold out :( However I found a guy in the town I am living in who is willing to sell one of his cards to me, MSI GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB.

He says its 2-3 months old and works fine. Price at retailers is 497,23 EUR.
My price? 362,84 EUR.

Is that a good trade for me?

Thanks.
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Old November 3, 2011, 09:26 AM
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What resolution were you gaming at previously and/or plan on gaming at in the future. If its 1920 x 1080 or higher then yes its well worth the upgrade and the price. However if you game at a lower resolution you're going to be wasting money on a 580 as you won't be using the full potential of the card really.
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Old November 3, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Hes giving you a pretty good price. I'd say go for it.
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Old November 3, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Good thing to add in ;)

My setup is this:
CPU: Intel 2500k ~ 3.3GHz (planning on OC to atleast 4.0GHz)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (Gen3)
Ram: 16GB

Resolution I play in: 1920x1200
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Old November 3, 2011, 10:09 AM
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So 497 EUR is $692 CAD, and he is letting you have it for $362EUR $504 CAD.
Yea that's a good deal. What is the GTx 590 going for there.
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GTX 590 is going at 867,01 USD / 631,62 EUR in Denmark.
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Yep, at that resolution and price it's a great deal and you'll get a lot of out the card with that setup as well.
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Glad to hear. My hope / dream is to be running BF3 and Crysis 2 at the highest settings available?
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My GTX580 runs BF3 highest settings @ 1920x1200, you'll be good to go.
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Sweet! Glad to hear! Ohh boy how nice!
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