GTX 580?????

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I just purchased my whole new setup and one thing i am still unsure about is the graphics card. Ill be running to Asus VH238 monitors, and want to know if 2 GTX 580s would be best for this. Or if only one woulkd be fine. I also want to ask if there is any other cards that would be around same price but better? Thanks for any advice.
 
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Well in that case, Lightning Extreme it is, mainly for the extra memory and upgraded cooler.

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Well i was of course going with EVGA but i mean on their site they have like 10 different 580s. SuperClocked, Hydro Copper, Classified, Hydro Copper 2 and so forth. Is there any1 in particular that would be ideal for gaming?
 

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eVGA is usually my first choice when it comes to nVIDIA graphics cards but check out the GTX 580's that MSI offers. Their TF III coolers on the Lightning and Lightning Xtreme models are better (in my opinion) than any of the eVGA options.
 

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If you don't plan on overclocking the GTX 580, then save some money. The Classified card is meant for extreme overclocking. It has supported for LN2 and even offers alternative voltage tweaks for the enthusiast. I would highly recommend the MSI Lightning edition, or if you plan to game above 1900x1200, the Lightning Xtreme will do you just fine.

Go to Guru3D and read the reviews on each card. You will see that the MSI cards run cooler and are not far off performance wise (1-5 frames).
 

Get the Superclocked version with the reference cooler. Apparently, the updated cooler on the new Classified version is pretty loud.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-geforce-gtx-580-classified-review/8

Gigabyte SOC:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-so-review/

MSI Lightning:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-580-lightning-review/
 

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Huge price difference there. If you plan on playing at resolutions about 1900x1200 and have the money, then purchasing a 3GB may be useful in the future, but the regular Lightning edition with 1.5GB will serve you just fine and will cost 100 dollars less.