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Old October 12, 2012, 04:34 PM
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My current GTX580 is being cooled by a Antec Kuhler 620, 47c @ load temps!

I figure'd if I do get a 2nd 580 it will be a non reference to help keep the temps down.
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Old October 12, 2012, 09:57 PM
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If you can grab a 580 for cheap, go for it. Else, sell the 580 and pick up a 680. SLI is always iffy when it comes to scaling on different games, so if you really want to have it as smooth as possible go with the single gpu instead of two.
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Old October 13, 2012, 01:43 AM
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I would get a GTX-670 since it is faster and used less power and less heat and the Gigabyte has two fans so it is quiet without haveing to put a different cooler on it.Plus they are just $389 and with the rebate it is $369,but the GTX-680 is comeing down in price arround $469.The GTX-670 is not much slower then a GTX-680 around 5% to 8% ,but the GTX-670 overclocks pretty good to make up the difference.There are a lot of GTX-580's on ebay looks like they are selling for around $250 ,you could probaly pick one up for aroung $200,but you are talking about a lot more power draw and heat and noise if you get a standard one.I read all the reviews and it just did'nt make since IMO to spend a extra $100 for no more performance then you get.So I ended up getting two ASUS GTX-670 Direct CU II and could'nt be more happy with my choice.What ever you get you should be happy with it ,but in some games the GTX-680 is faster then the GTX-590 and pretty close in others.



Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N670WF2-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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