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I realise the GTX 570 is a great card, but I'm finding it difficult to choose which version to buy.

What I'm looking for is a card that runs relatively quiet (more so than my crossfire 5770's). I would also like it to run cool, with plenty of room for overclocking.

Narrowed it down to cards displayed in red. (Still open to suggestions!)

EVGA GTX 570: £280~
I heard it overclocks well. Compared to the Phantom and Windforce, the temps are pretty high.

Gainward Phantom: £277
Looks great. It's silent and runs cool. I realise there's no voltage control, but I never change the voltage when overclocking. The big let down is it's power consumption! I read that it drinks up more power than a GTX 580!

Gigabyte Windforce: £270~
Runs cool. Apparently it's about average in terms of noise levels. I haven't really got reading much more about it.

MSI Twin Frozr: £270~
Don't really know too much about this. Seen and heard a couple of good things on forums. Maybe some people here could enlighten me.

Zotac GTX 570: £?
Just thought I'd include this. Don't know too much about it. Perhaps someone here has experience with it.

Palit Sonic Platinum:Good reviews. Runs around 70's at peak, which is higher than Phantom. More info?

DON'T BE AFRAID TO POST LINKS TO GOOD DEALS ON THE CARDS

Thanks, Guys!

[EDIT] Inclusion of Zotac GTX 570 [EDIT]
Edited by Collie - 5/19/11 at 9:36am
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The Twin Frozr is just an awesome cooler. I picked the Palit for it's full-size HDMI port, but when I play Crysis 2, it gets pretty loud. I built another rig with a Twin Frozr and it was the quietest card I've heard in a while, and stayed cool.

The other thing you might want to think about is whether you'll watercool or not. If yes, stick with a reference design.
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The Twin Frozr is just an awesome cooler. I picked the Palit for it's full-size HDMI port, but when I play Crysis 2, it gets pretty loud. I built another rig with a Twin Frozr and it was the quietest card I've heard in a while, and stayed cool.

The other thing you might want to think about is whether you'll watercool or not. If yes, stick with a reference design.
Thanks.

Any idea of the best place to get the Twin Frozr?

It's a really nice looking card, and the fact that it's quiet is a bonus.
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Thanks.

Any idea of the best place to get the Twin Frozr?

It's a really nice looking card, and the fact that it's quiet is a bonus.
$10 cheaper than newegg

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The GTX 570 Twin Frozr III is only £260 here, get it.

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He's in the UK mate.
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Get the Gainward Phantom, Asus Direct Cu II, Palit Sonic Platinum(not sure if vanilla or Sonic has 6 phase power) or MSI Lightning. Keep away from reference PCB's such as the MSI Frozr, EVGA, Zotac and Gigabyte.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html

And don't bother with EVGA and their "warranty". For sure they'll send you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-621-_-Product
that abomination if you RMA a reference.
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If your getting a 570, make sure it has two things: Voltage control, and a better power delivery system. For that, I would get the twin frozr III. Make sure it says power edition on it though.
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The GTX 570 Twin Frozr III is only £260 here, get it.



He's in the UK mate.
Haven't heard too much about the Palit other than 2thAche's comment about them being pretty loud.

I'll go check some reviews.

The price also seems REALLY reasonable.
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Get the Gainward Phantom, Asus Direct Cu II, Palit Sonic Platinum(not sure if vanilla or Sonic has 6 phase power) or MSI Lightning. Keep away from reference PCB's such as the MSI Frozr, EVGA, Zotac and Gigabyte.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html

And don't bother with EVGA and their "warranty". For sure they'll send you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-621-_-Product
that abomination if you RMA a reference.
The Phantom looks great.

However, what's up with the huge power consumption? I wonder if this would increase much with overclocking (not voltage)? I'm sure my 750w PSU would be sufficent...
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