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Had a look last night at the E.V.G.A website..... just to start off i was very impressed i love the look they have going on... but i saw on there they do there own gtx580 hydro and gtx590 hydro.....

2 questions
1) What is the benefit of this hydro card.... caus the price diffence is there but looking at the tech specs its not.... and EVGA in total?

2)Can someone please tell me wether i should be getting a gtx 580 or 590 ????? ive been looking at both and can't decide?

Thanks guys =]
    
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The hydro is a regular card with a waterblock instead of an air cooler. BUT one of the hydro cards is a 3gb vram version

Go with 580, the 590's have been known to die when overclocked
    
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EVGA's hydro cards come with waterblocks intended for watercooled computers. and since you are using amd chipset and processor you should get the GTX 580 since you board will not support sli
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Had a look last night at the E.V.G.A website..... just to start off i was very impressed i love the look they have going on... but i saw on there they do there own gtx580 hydro and gtx590 hydro.....

2 questions
1) What is the benefit of this hydro card.... caus the price diffence is there but looking at the tech specs its not.... and EVGA in total?

2)Can someone please tell me wether i should be getting a gtx 580 or 590 ????? ive been looking at both and can't decide?

Thanks guys =]
Hey,

The Benefits of the Hydro card is you can add it to your Waterloop without having to buy and aftermarket cooler and thus voiding warranty. The EVGA Hydro cards will have a full warranty and you'll be able to OC them due to the lower temps being achieved when installed in a watercooled system.

Usually the H20 or Hydro cards have higher clocks than the standard air cooled.

the difference between a 580/90? - the 580 is a single gpu card and the 590 is a duel gpu card, the 590 is faster than the 580.

I hope this will help, but if you don't have an aftermarket water cooling system in your PC then don't buy the hydros!
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EVGA's hydro cards come with waterblocks intended for watercooled computers. and since you are using amd chipset and processor you should get the GTX 580 since you board will not support sli
Board doesn't need to support SLI for a dual chip card.
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The good thing with there hydro copper cards is that they come with the block pre-installed so no chance of you messing up fitting a block yourself, and becasue of this you get the warenty with the card. Get the GTX580 3gb.
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this is the build i am looking to put the card into... a couple of changes have been made since this draft was mocked up but thats the long and short of it so SLI wont be a problem..... but i will definately go for the NON HYDRO versions caus im not into watercooling.......

The 590's will be fast but is it worth the extra cash i can nearly buy 2 580's for that price? ?? ? ?
    
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Get 2 GTX580s, the problem with the 590 is that its clockspeed is crap compared to the 580 and SLI 580s beat the 590. also a few 590 have gone up in smoke. just seen your using 3D so get the 3gb gtx580s.
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Get 2 GTX580s, the problem with the 590 is that its clockspeed is crap compared to the 580 and SLI 580s beat the 590. also a few 590 have gone up in smoke. just seen your using 3D so get the 3gb gtx580s.

Yeh will do mate, thing is ive heard loads about the GTX580's but not a squeek about the 590's till i was on EVGA last night =/

if everyone agrees the 3 gb 580's

the 590's are a 3GB GPU aswell so there cant be that much difference =] can there ?
    
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wait for gtx 595 perhaps?
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