Just upgraded to SLI GTX 580 Lightnings!

I'm so excited to start my new build I just wanted to spread the cheer! I already have the first Lightning ready to go but the second is still in transit. This setup is going to be beastly!!

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My two GTX 560TI's have been great but I really can't wait to see what these MSI cards can do. The non-reference Lightnings are IMO the best single-gpu cards money can buy at the moment. Can't wait to get benching!
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  1. I'm liking the potential there once you get everything set up and configured. I notice you didn't go for the Lightning Extreme Edition.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-580-lightning-xtreme-edition-review/1

    Did you consider the Gigabyte GTX 580 SOC? That's probably the only other 580 that I might consider comparable, maybe even better.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-so-review/

    Game On!
  2. How were the $550 worth of twin 560Ti cards (out only two months?) lacking (and in what games), just out of curiosity?
  3. majin ssj eric said:
    The non-reference Lightnings are IMO the best single-gpu cards money can buy at the moment. Can't wait to get benching!

    With all the drawbacks of the dual GPU cards, I would go as far as to say that the 580 Lightnings (& 580 SOC's) are the best video cards out there, period. At some point, the aesthetics of gaming with a quiet and cool card trump the performance advantages of the 590/6990. Basically, there's nothing a high-end 580 can't do on a single monitor that would require you to have a 590/6990 instead.
  4. mdd1963 said:
    How were the $550 worth of twin 560Ti cards (out only two months?) lacking (and in what games), just out of curiosity?


    The 560Ti's were not lacking in any way. I just decided that I had the extra cash so why not go with the best? I was able to max out every game I have with the SLI 560's but I like to benchmark and I was getting beat pretty bad by 470's so a change was necessary. Now I look forward to having the upper hand....
  5. Forget the benching, get folding!
  6. majin ssj eric said:
    so why not go with the best?


    because you have aboslutely no need of it? because there are much better things you could do with a thousand dollars? oh well, your money
  7. Overclocked Toaster said:
    because you have aboslutely no need of it? because there are much better things you could do with a thousand dollars? oh well, your money


    One day you'll understand "The urge" as I like to call it, once it starts... Oh boy the fun just kicks right in.
    Enjoy your new build, it's going to be a monster!
  8. After gaming on an AGP (gasp!) system for too many years, when the time came to upgrade there was no question I was going with a $500 best of the best/no compromise video card. Sometime, you just gotta go for it. I'm glad I did.
  9. once u get the bug, the GPU bug, theres no reasoning, its a no holds barred kinda thang!!!
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