Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
Is a GTX 580 for £150 a smoking deal?
Better off grabbing another 7950 if you can. Otherwise thats a decent price. My 6970 didnt sell for that much more on ebay so its a good deal.
Had cashflo problems, sold my 2 7950's over the last 2 months I am gutted though want something with a bit of oomph for not much mullah
In that case a 580 should cover you/
Or found a Asus DCII 6950 unlocked to 6970 for £120, sounds a lot better to me?? just worried about the 1GB vRAM with my 1440p monitor though I don't mind playing at 1080p TBH
go with the 2gig card, 1gb isnt enough.
The 580 is 1.5GB and they trade blows together with the 580 coming out on top by perhaps 15% though at £150 for 580 Vs £120 for 6950 (unlocked to 6970) is the extra £30 worth it? seems negligible to me, especially when money is very tight
Might be able to snag a GTX 480 for about £110 which is much better than the 6950 and only 10% slower than the 580 but for £40 cheaper it seems like a no brainer, it's a Gigabyte Windforce 3x card as well so better than reference
IMO the 580 was always a stronger performer compared to the 6970
Anyone here play Borderlands 2? Need some co-op partnering
Played it for about 2 weeks then got bored of it :/ seems very grindy and faceroll after a while. Best part was when i got Enhanced Bane, irritated so many people in my house with a little volume. Then i gave up!
Sold a GTX 280 on Ebay, after they guy paid and I sent the GPU he asked me what PSU is needed because he has a 450w one
I advised they need 1x6 pin pcie and 1x 8 pin pcie and it's doubtful his 450w would have these though I would be able to tell him if he could give the make/model, he replied
I can see him whinging and leaving negative feedback for him being a noob and not knowing what he's buying or what he's running
I just sold that piece of crap, ha.
I do the first play through on my own and now i'm level 49 and kinda want to finish it with some co-oping so that i get some decent drops etc.
For anyone interested I have the latest AMD game bundle in the following FS thread:
Bishock Infinite to redeem on Steam - £15
Crysis 3 to redeem on Origin - £15
Farcry 3 to download from Uplay - £15
Dirt Showdown to redeem on Steam - £10
Shogun 2 redeem on Steam - £10
Crysis 3 worth playing? I liked 1 and 1 1/2 a fair bit, thought 2 was stupidly easy.
if you just go crazy and shoot like mad all the way through, you can do it in 8 hours straight!
ive never played 1 or 2 and thought 3 was MEH! but its ok (ish)
Shut up hampering my sales
It's better than 2 imo and gets a 8.5 from IGN, definately worth playing through if you liked the first.
Better than 2, not as good as 1 or 1.5
Is anyone still mining for bitcoins? I am going to have a go with my 7950 and want some advice on joining a pool
pointless. trust me. you need to be running about 12 gpus+. It will cost you a few thousand in setup, and a few thousand a year in electricity. You will make maybe a little bit of bitcoin money on top of that provided you get money for your coins.
I know a bitcoin farmer, he has about 20 systems running trifire, and only makes about £2k a year for 24/7 mining every year.
God knows what his setup costs was.
He's probably mining on his own and not in a pool, joining a pool provides small regular payouts
fairly certain he knows what hes doing and is mining to the best of costs. he advised me against doing it unless i could run at least 3 rigs mining, otherwise you make almost no money at all.
anyone got a 5870,6950,6970 or similar sitting around, would be interested in a single (or a pair if needed/price is good) my 9600GSO isn't cutting it right now
Even if you know where to get one cheap would be nice too!
was gonna look into litecoin mining let me know how it goes for you NdMk2o1o
any good fellow uk citizens here that's not folding for TPU Chimp contest fancy giving it a go?!
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