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Worth Getting the GTX 590? Instead of The GTX 580?

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August 1, 2011 9:18:49 AM

Hello,

Do you think it's worth spending that extra $300 , To get the GTX 590? To me it doesn't seem worth the extra money for the extra FPS you get. I only have $1300-$1400 , to spend on my new Gaming PC! It takes up almost half of my budget.


Do you think it's worth extra $300?


Thank you,

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August 1, 2011 12:52:42 PM

What resolution are you gaming at, what are the rest of your system specs (including detailed specs on your PSU) and what games are you looking to play?

In general, no, neither the GTX 580 or GTX 590 are worth what you need to invest into them.
You can get better performance, thermals and acoustics for quite a bit less with a pair of GTX 570s or 6850s.
August 1, 2011 3:05:19 PM

My System So Far: Please feel free to make suggestions:) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($213.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg) Might got for Samsung F3 1TB
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1329.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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August 1, 2011 3:33:21 PM

Your build looks good, although you could potently save a bit of cash on the motherboard.

My recommendation for the GPU however would be a pair of 6950 2GB cards.
At stock they will give you similar performance to a GTX 590 and should cost about the same as your currentlz budgeted GTX 580.

The real fun would start if you decided to perform a BIOS mod as most 6950 2GB cards can have the disabled shaders enabled (effectively becoming a 6970).
That, with or without a healthy overclock, would give you a healthy performance boost over the GTX 590 at a much lower cost.

Any way you build it, be it a GTX 580 or pair of 6950s, you will still have a monster gaming rig [:jaydeejohn:5]
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2011 3:37:08 PM

I'd suggest checking out some combos, they just might save you some money and perhaps get you better parts!

check these out :) 
CPU+MOBO(1)
CPU+MOBO(2)

also, I recommend a PSU from SeaSonic, but only if you have the money that is, Corsair is a good brand too.
August 1, 2011 3:40:19 PM

Seems the system lost my post :heink: 

Well, anyways and again, your build looks good.
You could potentially save a bit by getting a less expensive Z68 motherboard, however.
That would also allow you to use your CPUs Quick Sync functionality.

As far as the GPU goes, I believe you would be much better off with a pair of 6950 2GB cards.
At stock, a pair of 6950s will effectively match the GTX 590 performance wise but should only cost about as much as your current GTX 580.
Additionally, most 6950 2GB cards can be BIOS modded into a 6970 quite easialy for an additional performance boost.

Any way you do it, it looks like you are going to have a killer gaming machine [:jaydeejohn:5]
August 1, 2011 3:42:09 PM

The heck?
Now both posts are showing :??: 

Damn buggy system -_-
August 1, 2011 3:45:39 PM

I'm not sure. If I did decided to Get a GTX 580. Which one should I get:

1.5GB 774 MHz Clock speed
1.5GB 797MHz Clock speed
3GB 774MHz Clock speed.

I'm going to take a look at Those cards you suggested:)  Thank you. I've also change the case to a Full Tower one so I have more room when I want to SLI , or Crossfire.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2011 3:52:04 PM

I'd recommend a single 6970 (or 6990 if you got the dough)
so that the PC will be more upgradable.
but if you are not planning on upgrading it, then getting 6950 CF or 6970 CF is the way to go. of course this is from an apparently "AMD Fanboy"'s point of view, no offence to the NVidias, but I just don't like them as much. also, ponys are not gay; they are awesome.
August 1, 2011 3:58:27 PM

I've been looking at the Benchmarks and the GTX 580 Seems to run Faster than the AMD Cards? Am I wrong? Could I SLI the GTX 570?
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2011 4:01:13 PM

don't say "AMD cards", specify one. because right now you are saying GTX 580 is faster than any cards AMD has to offer.
August 1, 2011 4:04:37 PM

foverosiv said:
don't say "AMD cards", specify one. because right now you are saying GTX 580 is faster than any cards AMD has to offer.


Faster than the 6990 or the 6970. Correct me if I'm wrong:) 
August 1, 2011 4:11:21 PM

In The YouTube Video , one card was beating them all? I think it was a 5970? How does that work? I thought the GTX 580 would be better.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2011 4:18:29 PM

I'd go with 580 being faster than 6970, but 5970 is questionable and there is no way 580 is going to beat 6990
August 1, 2011 4:29:48 PM

I think I'm going to settle with the GTX 580. 590 Is out of my price range. Then new 600 Series cards will be as well when they first come out.
August 1, 2011 7:49:24 PM

Going to order the parts when I get off Holiday:) 
August 3, 2011 9:29:48 PM

Looked at some Benchmarks and getting two 5970's in crossifre. Instead of 1 GTX 580. Saves me about $40.
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