Re: CPU requirement for GTX 580?
Thanks. I don't think it was really worth the upgrade. I paid $200 plus shipping both ways which brought the total upgrade to almost $300. I originally paid $299 for the GTX 470, so it's like I paid $600 for the GTX 580! It's still a nice card, but certainly not worth that! I don't think it's even worth $499! Maybe $399 at the most. I hope if I overclock it a bit I'll get better results. I thought the GTX 580 would be at least 40% faster in games, but that is NOT the case for me. Many reviewers seem to use superclocked Core i7 CPUs that I can't match.
Core i7 2600 @ 3.7GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked 941 MHz
1TB Seagate HDD 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
16X BluRay-RW drive
Dell 30-inch U3014 monitor