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Poll Results: Which card?

 
  • 66% (8)
    Twin Frozr II 580
  • 33% (4)
    DirectCU II 580
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post #1 of 25
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Hi all,
Last friday the GTX 480 Windforce3 for my build went out of stock. It is now deactivated. GRRRRR... my dream card for dirt cheap...
Anywho.
This brings it down to a 580/570 + more coins to spend.

Basically, for the 570 I can choose either a
Widnforce3
Twin Frozr II
or Direct CUII

580:
same as above, EDIT: NO EVGA; kills budget.

I can also get a reference 480, but.... Yeah. .. maybe not. I don't want a BBQ in my PC.

thanks in advance
    
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Twin Frozr II
    
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Any more input?
    
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post #4 of 25
Second the Twin Frozr II...got one myself and I love it
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post #5 of 25
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2 for the frozr
    
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post #6 of 25
TF2 its one of the best stock air coolers on the market. unless u wanna spiff it up to the HAWK edition that has the TFIII cooler
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post #7 of 25
I heard there was a vrm issue on the 570's, becareful choosing your card.
Please correct me if im wrong but I think the twin frozr III and Direct CU II are the ones to choose from, there are also others but I've forgotton.

Read this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
I heard there was a vrm issue on the 570's, becareful choosing your card.
Please correct me if im wrong but I think the twin frozr III and Direct CU II are the ones to choose from, there are also others but I've forgotton.

Read this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html
the VRM issue is most likely on the reference PCB cards. i think the TFII and TFIII have like 6+2 phase VRMs on their cards since they are non reference PCBs

someone correct me if i am wrong. i think i might be talking about the 580s lol
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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
the VRM issue is most likely on the reference PCB cards. i think the TFII and TFIII have like 6+2 phase VRMs on their cards since they are non reference PCBs

someone correct me if i am wrong. i think i might be talking about the 580s lol
Im pretty sure it's just the twin frozr III not the II that has the 6+2 phase.

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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
Reference PCB cards have issues, the chip itself loves to OC. Cards like the Asus DCII, MSI TFIII, Gainward Phantom/Goes Like Hell/Golden Sample, and Palit Sonic are all great overclockers that have zero issues.
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post #10 of 25
both the twin frozr II and III use a custom pcb as well as the ASUS DirectCUII. But the asus card is a 3 slotted card.
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