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we get ripped off here in the UK
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we get ripped off here in the UK
that's why i'm getting my 580 from the states
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we get ripped off here in the UK
Yeah i see that man, that sucks big time. Guess I'm sticking with the 2 EVGA versions, maybe someone can shed some light on how good they are and heat and etc.
    
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newegg and such places have some great bargains its unreal
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newegg and such places have some great bargains its unreal
Yeah they do, but those phantoms aren't sold on there or tigerdirect
    
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Yeah i see that man, that sucks big time. Guess I'm sticking with the 2 EVGA versions, maybe someone can shed some light on how good they are and heat and etc.
evga reference design, 1 slot spacing between the sli cards, i'm sensing in the 80s at load in your phantom case
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evga reference design, 1 slot spacing between the sli cards, i'm sensing in the 80s at load in your phantom case
80 together? or 80 each? Only thing i hate is that they don't have duel fans.
    
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just going to quickly note that nvidia 3d and your tv's 3d have nothing to do with eachother, 95% sure about that
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80 together? or 80 each? Only thing i hate is that they don't have duel fans.
80 on each card with auto fan, if you set a custom profile, you'll see better temps i'd imagine.

with reference design the best you can get is a single fan. to be honest with sli, you'd better off with reference design, as the top card won't suffer as much as otherwise. but consider you have an extra slot spacing between your sli cards (assuming they are 2 slot cards), and providing you have good airflow in your case, perhaps you can get away with non-reference design cards, i never had sli setup, so i don't know for sure
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80 on each card with auto fan, if you set a custom profile, you'll see better temps i'd imagine.

with reference design the best you can get is a single fan. to be honest with sli, you'd better off with reference design, as the top card won't suffer as much as otherwise. but consider you have an extra slot spacing between your sli cards (assuming they are 2 slot cards), and providing you have good airflow in your case, perhaps you can get away with non-reference design cards, i never had sli setup, so i don't know for sure
Well i do have very good airflow and cooling. I was just reading up on some sli stuff, and read that you can't sli with duel TVS or monitors. What the freak, i thought you could hook up sli and 2 tvs and run at the max resolution which would double being two TVS. There's no way one 580 can run 2 tvs at max everything @ 1080P, that's the point of sli.

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Wont be using 3D
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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