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I'm getting water cooling soon, need a reference 580 that's a nice price and will still be in warranty after removing the heat-sink. looking at sites ebuyer scan ocuk

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I'm getting water cooling soon, need a reference 580 that's a nice price and will still be in warranty after removing the heat-sink. looking at sites ebuyer scan ocuk

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EVGA

Thanks, Sir Overkill
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thanks... theres a few EVGAS out there,. can u nail a model? and will if i WCed and the card bust i can RMA?
Edited by andrewmchugh - 5/25/11 at 2:49pm
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Go with an EVGA SC model if you want something nicely binned for some good overclocking.

If you aren't overclocking too much the normal EVGA cards are fine.

The card should still be perfectly fine to RMA as long as you keep the reference heatsink and re-install that before you ship it out to warranty... Registering your card to EVGA also gives you a nice lifetime warranty and they are pretty leniant on accepting cards dead due to overclocking and other user error.
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I'm getting water cooling soon, need a reference 580 that's a nice price and will still be in warranty after removing the heat-sink. looking at sites ebuyer scan ocuk

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Well your from the UK so I'm not sure how available or pricing differs.

My first choice reference GTX 580 is EVGA all the way for exclusive Nvidia manufacturer. Quality components and awesome customer service (at least for the US).

Second choice reference GTX 580 is MSI for high quality capacitors.

Third choice reference GTX 580 is ASUS as a trusted quality components.

So depending on availability and pricing in your area for you it may vary what you need. However this is my choices. I wanted a reference card myself so the hot air exhaust goes out the back air flow bracket instead of being dumped inside my tower and went with EVGA. No problems what so ever and I'm on air.

I'm sure by the end of the day you will get a good idea as other post their preferences as well.

Good luck and let us know which way you went and which water cooling system will be on it. Incredible OC on cards under water.
     
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Well your from the UK so I'm not sure how available or pricing differs.

My first choice reference GTX 580 is EVGA all the way for exclusive Nvidia manufacturer. Quality components and awesome customer service (at least for the US).

Second choice reference GTX 580 is MSI for high quality capacitors.

Third choice reference GTX 580 is ASUS as a trusted quality components.

So depending on availability and pricing in your area for you it may vary what you need. However this is my choices. I wanted a reference card myself so the hot air exhaust goes out the back air flow bracket instead of being dumped inside my tower and went with EVGA. No problems what so ever and I'm on air.

I'm sure by the end of the day you will get a good idea as other post their preferences as well.

Good luck and let us know which way you went and which water cooling system will be on it. Incredible OC on cards under water.
im not gunna oc the gpu just yet, saying that I probably will thrash from install, gunna have a look for the cheapest evga, im gunna get ripped off, so im not looking at my bank balance after.

will run card on air for a month to make sure that its good before WCing that *****!
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Here in the US the EVGA GTX 580 is going for $489.99 with a $30 rebate from Nvidia for a $459.99 total. Pretty good deal. Seems prices are starting to drop on them now. Hope it's the same for you in the UK buddy.
     
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Here in the US the EVGA GTX 580 is going for $489.99 with a $30 rebate from Nvidia for a $459.99 total. Pretty good deal. Seems prices are starting to drop on them now. Hope it's the same for you in the UK buddy.
cheapest in uk is £380 so $624.. maybe I should wait a bit, how much have they dropped over there?
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Hmm.. There were some GTX 580's going for $430 the other week and Amazon was even selling them at $370 because of a pricing error.

UK pricing seems pretty dang high, that must stink.
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If its a reference card, they're all the same. Just look for warranty.

All of the cards use the same components and are made by Foxconn
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