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I'm going to be upgrading my 5870. I have been looking at the gtx 580, I was just wondering what you guys think and which one to get? I have a 900w ps.
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post #2 of 16
Well do you want External or Internal exhaust?
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oh, sorry about not including that. I have water cooling already in my case so prolly going with wc.
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post #4 of 16
Go with an EVGA Hydrocopper GTX 580 if you don't want to put the heatsink on yourself.
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post #5 of 16
First off, welcome to OCN. If you don't mind, please edit your system info in the User CP so we can all see what you're working with (If you've got a Dual-core Pentium Processor, you won't get much out of your GPU, etc. This helps everyone in recommendations).

As far as GPUs go, what's your budget, what are you looking for, are you partial to Nvidia, or anything else? It's tough to recommend a GPU to someone without some of this information.

If you're simply looking for the best 580 out there, I'd highly recommend one with a non-reference PCB and a nice cooler, such as the MSI GTX 580 Lightning or the ASUS DirectCU II models. The lightning is highly recommended because of its hefty OC and Twin Frozr III cooler (which I can personally say is great), and the DCII is also recommended for the same reasons, but takes up three PCI slots, which is a turnoff to some.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: If you're going to be watercooling, pick up a reference PCB 580. That way you can buy a full-cover water block.
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post #6 of 16
580 is better, but not worth the cost IMo.
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post #7 of 16
Msi gtx 580
post #8 of 16
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500 to 600 is my budget, I don't really have a preference to ati or nvidia. I would like to water cool it, I mean why not. I don't think I would like 2 lesser cards in xfire or sli cause I want a single so I can do that later. I'm basically looking for a very powerfull card.
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post #9 of 16
hey are u gonna sell the card pm me up >
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post #10 of 16
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Hot_Item.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-587-_-Product

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-601-_-Product

but that thing is stupid expensive. Apparently it's a good water block though. for $100 cheaper, you could do the same thing though, essentially.


EDIT: Or you could save some money and not water cool it to buy yourself a new PSU. The one you have is one of those with a fake 80+ tag on it, and probably is not nearly as efficient as it says it is. I hate to be a nitpicker, and I know that this post is about something completely different, but the 580 is a powerful card that will draw lots of power and I'd hate to see that PSU ruin your system because it's not made well. >.<
Edited by 5outh - 6/3/11 at 10:25pm
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