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Need advice on Evga gtx 580 3gb vs Zotac geforce 580 3gb

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April 21, 2012 9:29:45 PM

Hi ,

I have not yet bought the parts below but those are the firm choices i will be sticking too, the only thing I'm confused about at the moment is the graphics card, specifically the zotac geforce gtx 580 3gb. it seems like a good card to me but would like your advice/opinions on it. also, vs EVGA geforce gtx 580 3gb, amazon sells the zotac for ~£314 whilst the EVGA one is ~£470. what I would like to ask is, is there much difference between the two to warrant that much of a price difference?

thanks in advance for your help/advice/opinion


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tuesday 24th April 2012 BUDGET RANGE: £330 inc VAT

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3D Gaming, 3D Full HD Movies, Photoshop and other work

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
No current GPU
PSU: PSO-750ZT OCZ 750W ZT-Series 80+ Bronze Active PFC Modular

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:

CPU : Intel i5-2500K
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth Z77
RAM: G.Skill 8Gb DDR3 1600 (2x4Gb) CL9 RipjawX Dual-Chan Kit
CASE: AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange Gaming Case
CPU Cooler:

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Eclipse Computers, Aria.co.uk , Amazon uk, Ebay uk or any other cheap seller

PARTS PREFERENCES: NVidia

OVERCLOCKING: Graphics: No , CPU: Maybe | SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080



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April 21, 2012 9:35:13 PM

For that price difference just go with the Zotac one. However, at 1920x1080, you dont really need 3GB of ram. You can go with a 1.5GB card, or even something like a 7970 (not sure on UK prices, but yeah...)
April 21, 2012 9:50:31 PM

the price difference between the 1.5gb and 3gb is around £20-40, which isnt much, would you still reccomend to go for the 1.5?
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