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post #1 of 7
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Sorry for creating two threads in such a short time, but I had to redesign my whole rig due to a severe budget cut.

So,

Out of all the 580 cards, which one wins in terms of overclockablility?

Now, I will be using watercooling, so "Lightning" doesn't count (because there are no waterblocks for it), nor does the stock cooler matter.

I assume it's the MSI GTX580 OC. Am I choosing the right one?

Cheers
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There is no certain card that is most overclockable, nor is their a brand that has cards that overclock more. You can get lucky on some cards and some you won't even be able to OC, I have an EVGA 580 on water and I get 1.138V at 950/1900/2100 at 45c load.
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Evga. They bin their chips.
     
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post #4 of 7
It just depends on the batch...sometimes you'll get a great OC card, sometimes you won't
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post #5 of 7
If you want the most, get a DCII or a lightning.
Both have much higher VRMs which allow you to get more stable high OC.

But, if you are going to that route, make sure the case has very good air cooling, as once you start going up, it will start to heat up.
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The new gigabyte gtx 580 soc promises to impress @ overclocking you should take alook.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...580-so-review/
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Gotta get lucky. I have two 580s with reference coolers that I can push further than some that are under water.
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