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i may give in. buy another 3gb 580 to replace a broken one or a 680?

#1LiQuiDsWorDs56Posted 6/6/2012 11:57:12 AM
looking on ebay and i may just buy a used but mint condition card for $400 if the seller agrees. i loved these cards when i had them in sli but when the first one broke was it a sign to move onto something better or replace it?
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#2crad99Posted 6/6/2012 12:17:57 PM
Just get an 8600
#3LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 4:50:18 PM
anyone elses input?
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#4Snuckie7Posted 6/6/2012 4:54:46 PM
First of all, you should not be getting a 680 at all under your current circumstance. The real question is 670 vs SLI 580. Either get a non reference 670 and sell your working 580, or just go for the deal on ebay. Personally I would get a 670 because used electronics are always a little sketchy.
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#5phoenix009Posted 6/6/2012 4:55:42 PM
1. Sell current 580 for $400
2. Use the $400 you were planning to spend on replacement 580
3. Get 2 gigabyte windforce 670s
4. ???
5. Profit
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#660secondAssasinPosted 6/6/2012 4:56:06 PM
http://www.overclock.net/t/1265448/galaxy-gtx-670/0_30

sell the remaining 580 and take a step toward tomorrow.
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#7DiehardFFv2Posted 6/6/2012 4:57:06 PM
From: phoenix009 | #005
1. Sell current 580 for $400
2. Use the $400 you were planning to spend on replacement 580
3. Get 2 gigabyte windforce 670s
4. ???
5. Profit


The EVGA FTW's are arguably a bit better of a choice for SLI though they would cost 40 dollars more than two windforces.
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#8LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 5:00:16 PM
they keep releasing new versions of the 680 since there was an issue with them. i was going to wait for the evga ftw 4gb version. ive been reading the 670 is basically on par with a 680 and is cheaper but arent the cuda cores lower on the 670? i know $400 isnt chump change but should i buy the 580 and sell both for a future 700 series sli setup?
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i7-930@3.5GHz l Asus P6X58D-E l SLI MSI 3GB GTX 580s l 12gb Dominator l AX850 PSU l H80 l 1Tb 7,200 rpm l 64gb SSD I BD Drive l Obsidian 650D I Alienware Optx
#9phoenix009Posted 6/6/2012 5:02:40 PM
If you can get $400 for your 580 then the 670's are an obvious choice as you still spend the same amount of money in the end, have a better set up now, and more resale value later. If you can't get $400 for yours than you shouldn't be paying $400 for someone elses. Also they 670's are new.
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#1060secondAssasinPosted 6/6/2012 5:06:07 PM(edited)
look at what a 480 sells for used (sub $200) and what a 670/680 sells for. you can't sell two 480's and buy a single kepler with that money, let alone an SLI setup. get them 580's off now. and you shouldn't pay $400 for any non wc 580. not when they cost less brand new and both amd and nvidia have faster, more efficient cards for that $400. I really would not count on that.
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