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EVGA GTX 570 HD - Good or not?

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Hello guys,

Ever since getting The Witcher 2, my 8800GT is no longer cutting it. I am looking to upgrade. I have considered the GTX 560 Ti, but for an extra $100, I can get the GTX 570 HD and futureproof my system some more until 2014 rolls around (where I will likely upgrade to a new CPU platform entirely).

However, some reviews on Newegg suggest that the HD version of the GTX 570 are prone to overheat and are not very reliable. I don't want to buy the full-length version of the card, because my case is relatively small and the 8800GT barely leaves enough clearance for itself, and it's only 9.5 inches!

So, any thoughts on the GTX 570 HD?
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As long as you don't have horrible airflow the 570HD isn't THAT bad. It will dump a ton of heat into your case just as any vent to case card will though. Make sure that you can adequately vent it and you should be fine.

Are you sure you can't fit the regular 570 in there? Maybe take out the hard drives?

Check out this thread.
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Hmmm... The full-length GTX 570 has the power plugs on the side? Hmm. I might consider it, then. Same price, even, and better cooler.

I was concerned because my 8800GT has the six-pin connector near the front of the card, and with the power cable in the way, it doesn't leave a lot of clearance.

Have some rep. Thanks.
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Hmmm... The full-length GTX 570 has the power plugs on the side? Hmm. I might consider it, then. Same price, even, and better cooler.

I was concerned because my 8800GT has the six-pin connector near the front of the card, and with the power cable in the way, it doesn't leave a lot of clearance.

Have some rep. Thanks.
I honestly would stay away from the HD if you want your card to overclock and still run cool.

I had an EVGA reference design the non-HD one and with an 850MHz overclock the hottest it ever got gaming was 65*C.

I now have a 580 and it's the same overclock and same story, never hits over 65*C in games, wonderful cooling on newer Nvidia cards if you ask me. My old 6870 would hit 75 in games.
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i have an evga 570 hd and it works very good. with the stock cooler it runs about 73c playing BF3 on ultra setting. I installed and arctic cooler and it now runs about 54 to 57c. the 3 fan cooler is to long on the dvi section, so i cut 3 fins off and crimped the cooling pipes about 1/2 down and cut them off with a side cutter and soldered it and it fits fine and runs 20 c cooler. The 2 fan arctic cooler will fit.
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