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ASUS GTX 570 DirectCUII SLI or MSI Twin Frozr II

post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

I am looking for some feedback on what I should do. Should I buy another GTX 570 DirectCU II for SLI that takes up another 3 slots. Or should I buy the MSI Twin Frozr 2 that has only 3 slots. I have room to SLI but the cards will be very close to each other and the bottom will have about an inch from the power supply. I am going to buy it in August and hoping the price will go down since my card runs at everything maxed out right now.

And will my 750 watt powersupply can handle two of the cards? I think it will be plenty.

I will appreciate any suggestion!

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Graphic Card: Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II
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post #2 of 10
twin frozor 2 for what? 570?
is that 2x slots?
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Yeah I have a gtx 570 directcu II that takes 3 slots and if i get the same card I will have room but it will be really close to the power supply. So my question is should I do that or have my current card (ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II) and get the msi one that takes two slots for more room.
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post #4 of 10
so regardless you will SLI and also keep your first asus 570?

if so um i would say get the msi one it will be close to the psu for the asus but wont kiill it

im more worried about your first asus card since your next card will be right next to it
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post #5 of 10
Depending on just how cramped you think it is, both choices are good. I'd recommend whichever's cheaper. TBH the cooling is pretty much the same, and I know the Asus is a huge pain when it comes to space, so I'm partial to the MSI.
    
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post #6 of 10
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I am thinking that too but the ASUS one stays so cool when I play games. It only gets up to 58 C. Its a hard choice..

And do you know if i can get away using my current powersupply or do I need to upgrade for GTX 570 SLI and Overclocked Processor.
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post #7 of 10
Avoid the Twin Frozr II 570. It is a reference PCB and susceptible to the VRM issues. Go with another DCII.

A 750w power supply is plenty for SLI 570s.
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse-;13570910 
Avoid the Twin Frozr II 570. It is a reference PCB and susceptible to the VRM issues. Go with another DCII.

A 750w power supply is plenty for SLI 570s.

This.

If you have the space go for the Asus Direct CUII. Just fot a little idea, I have the 580 models in SLI, the bottom card is near the powersupply and there is only a slight gab between both of the cards. Without overclocking these and keeping them on stock the auto fan deals with them fine and keeps the temps in order. Overclocked 900+, Fan speeds of 40% and 55% still handle them well and keep them cool. Really if the cards aren't going to be touching eachother you should be fine. Just make sure you have the right space because as you know the cooler on them is bigger than normal.
post #9 of 10
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Thank you Jue and Apocalypse! I def want to buy the same ASUS just wanted to make sure it would be not too hot because of space.
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It won't. Unless you have crappy airflow in your case.
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