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MSI GTX 580 Lightning vs. Twin Frozr II vs. Asus DirectCU II?

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Which one is more reliable and runs cooler?
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I have Asus directcu II and it runs very cool and quiet, but it's 3 slot card, so you might have problem going SLI.
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I've sold 2 Asus DCII GTX580 and they're absolut beast. One bad thing about them is that they're huge smile.gif.
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Lighting would be best.

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Lightning if you have money...than you can SLI later...CUII are good but that thing is fricking huge biggrin.gif
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If money is not a problem for You then get Lightning. I think Lightnings are the best GPUs on the market.
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Yeah, I have a hard time deciding because I can fit the Asus card since I'm going to be using the NZXT Phantom and I don't plan to SLI in the future. I also like the nice backplate that it has.

However, I love the look of the cooler on the MSI one!

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!
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I'm using the Phantom too and i can say that the DCII fits in nicely biggrin.gif. If you're not planning to Sli in the future than DCII is a good card. It runs pretty cool and quiet, top quality card.
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I'm using the Phantom too and i can say that the DCII fits in nicely biggrin.gif. If you're not planning to Sli in the future than DCII is a good card. It runs pretty cool and quiet, top quality card.

But how does the quality of the Lightning edition compare to the DCII?

If they're roughly the same, I might go with the MSI cuz I'm in love with the cooler design.
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for the value and caliber..i go for Lightning..1ghz core guranteed..
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