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August 8, 2011 5:24:51 PM

Which to get. What's better performance , will it be hot in my case 800d air cooled.. thanks

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August 8, 2011 5:30:04 PM

rhyxn said:
Which to get. What's better performance , will it be hot in my case 800d air cooled.. thanks

What is your display's native resolution?

What games or applications are we talking about?

What is the make and model of your power supply unit?
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August 8, 2011 5:50:28 PM

Either way it's going to be extremely hot. What do you need this for?

Can your cpu even keep up with that?
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August 8, 2011 5:58:29 PM

590 is a bit more performance/money, less energy and heat. 2 580s in SLI are faster than a 590 though.

IMO, go for the 590.
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August 8, 2011 8:28:57 PM

Three 21inch monitors . BF3, Diablo 3 , Dota 2, etc . Autodesk maya , photoshop , sony vegas

cpu is i7-2600k stock plan to oc soon
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
August 8, 2011 9:08:36 PM

rhyxn said:
Three 21inch monitors . BF3, Diablo 3 , Dota 2, etc . Autodesk maya , photoshop , sony vegas

cpu is i7-2600k stock plan to oc soon

GeForce GTX 580 SLI is what I would recommend.

The Corsair Obsidian 800D has good air flow so you should be fine with two GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards as long as your power supply unit is capable of powering all of it.
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August 8, 2011 10:03:54 PM

vilenjan said:
590 is a bit more performance/money, less energy and heat. 2 580s in SLI are faster than a 590 though.

IMO, go for the 590.

You're mistaken. The 580 is definitely better price/performance wise.

Also, there's really no reason to get a 2600K, unless you already have it. The 2500K performs roughly equally in gaming for $100 less.
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August 8, 2011 10:22:52 PM

Why is it you kids always assume people only use their computers for gaming??

He said he already has a 2600k and he also mentioned the other programs he uses. Again your reading comprehension is lacking as is the last post you replied to tonight.
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August 9, 2011 12:19:48 AM

I thought GTX570 SLI was the way to go? I believe its best when considering price vs performance.
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August 9, 2011 1:49:20 AM

geekapproved said:
Why is it you kids always assume people only use their computers for gaming??

He said he already has a 2600k and he also mentioned the other programs he uses. Again your reading comprehension is lacking as is the last post you replied to tonight.


I agree people shouldnt assume. But in their defense, I doubt someone is trying to decide between 580 sli's and a 590 to browse the internet.
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August 9, 2011 2:07:38 AM

The heat inside your case will not see a major impact if you opt for the reference model GTX 580's in SLI. The vapor chamber coolers will vent all heat outside the case. The GTX 590 will vent about half the heat outside the case, while custom GTX 580's will dump all of their heat inside the case.

All the same, all of these are common setups and you have a good case with good airflow so system temps should be well within normal operating limits regardless of which option you prefer. The SLI option will be faster with better heat management, but will cost considerably more. The GTX 590 is often the choice of those who are unable to do SLI with two cards.
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August 9, 2011 5:52:42 AM

I just think (to Geek) that the OP would have specified if ultra-fast media work were the top priority. Gaming is usually assumed, yes.
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August 9, 2011 2:18:21 PM

kajabla said:
I just think (to Geek) that the OP would have specified if ultra-fast media work were the top priority. Gaming is usually assumed, yes.


He did specify media work, apparently you missed that part too.
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August 9, 2011 2:19:18 PM

geotek said:
I agree people shouldnt assume. But in their defense, I doubt someone is trying to decide between 580 sli's and a 590 to browse the internet.



So your saying because he has high end graphics cards that he plans to do nothing with the computer except play games, even though he clearly specified other media tasks? :ange: 

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August 9, 2011 3:15:55 PM

Oh. So I did.
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August 9, 2011 6:42:00 PM

That would be the 3rd time in 2 days you incorrectly assumed something that was clearly stated otherwise. I suggest you read each post at least 5 times before you reply in the future because your reading comprehension is seriously lacking.
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August 9, 2011 8:39:13 PM

Could you keep the insults off people's threads, please?
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August 9, 2011 9:05:59 PM

I wonder if it would be possible to fit a gtx 580 in a $1100 build without any combo deals from newegg. lol that would be great :) 

I would chose 580 sli over the gtx 590. Seems overall like the better choice.
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August 9, 2011 9:43:16 PM

I think it would be doable. You can fit a 2500K with a decent card into $800, so $300 extra would probably make a 580 feasible.
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August 10, 2011 3:31:31 AM

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August 10, 2011 12:43:36 PM

That's a surprising amount of variation. I guess some games just aren't optimized for SLI.
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August 10, 2011 1:33:54 PM

I'm thinking on going with the 580s 3gbs. I have the money for it and if comes down to
low fps do too sli i can always disable a card. Thanks for the help guys.
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