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Should I go with another 580 or a whole new card all together?

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February 17, 2013 9:17:29 PM

Hello,

I built my computer at the start of last year with a 580 (http://us.msi.com/product/vga/N580GTX-Lightning.html). My plan was to buy another 580 when the price dropped down the road after a year or two. After recently checking the prices of the card, I found that there are very few left in stock to buy and a limited choice for cards and brands. After finding a suitable card (http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1503 I found it for $300)which I am considering buying, I wondered if it was worth it and if I should go with a whole new card all together such as a GTX 660 instead and use two cards for SLI with that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 10:58:32 PM

Xalathor said:
Hello,

I built my computer at the start of last year with a 580 (http://us.msi.com/product/vga/N580GTX-Lightning.html). My plan was to buy another 580 when the price dropped down the road after a year or two. After recently checking the prices of the card, I found that there are very few left in stock to buy and a limited choice for cards and brands. After finding a suitable card (http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1503 I found it for $300)which I am considering buying, I wondered if it was worth it and if I should go with a whole new card all together such as a GTX 660 instead and use two cards for SLI with that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.


Hi - can your Power Supply support another 580?
Do you have sufficient cooling for 2 580's?

Depending on your situation above, you might want to sell
your 580 & go 670 or 680.

Tom
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a c 186 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 11:04:48 PM

I sell your 580 and buy a 670 personally but either way is fine it's up to you.
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February 19, 2013 1:26:01 AM

Yeah I have a 850w PSU and sufficient cooling. Should I go with another 580 then?
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a c 118 U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 12:29:50 PM

Xalathor said:
Yeah I have a 850w PSU and sufficient cooling. Should I go with another 580 then?


I agree with Cyco, either way you're OK. I'm still
in the "one gpu" camp unless there's no other way.
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 12:48:11 PM

Depends in my opinion. If you can fit another 580 so that both cards' fans will have access to cool air, are not planning to overclock them and have a CPU with a relatively low power draw, you could get another 580 if you can find one relatively cheap.

You should be noted however, that in general one card is always better than one in terms of ease of use. SLI and Crossfire configurations can run into compatibility issues, glitches and whatnot. These issues can be dealt with, but you should be ready and willing to do so.
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