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Asus Gtx 570 DCII or MSI Twin Frozr III

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I am thinking about the ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432
Or the MSI Twin Frozr III:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127582

Which one should i get and can you give reasons to back it up.

I want to do SLI in about a year. I have a CM HAF 932 case and I still will have space for two Asus (3 slot) cards.
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MSI is the better one to get...non-reference PCB, parts, and cooler, doesn't have the bad VRM of other cards.
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/6/11 at 10:14am
post #3 of 13
I would either get the MSI or this Gigabyte one which is $300 after MIR. Dual slot leaves more options, and the cooling difference isn't huge if there is one at all.
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Seamwebster - The ASUS one has non-reference PCB and a nice cooler on it too. And also doesn't have the bad VRM.
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I went with the Asus.
See this thread from this morning.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1035207-gtx570.html
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post #6 of 13
I've tried the DCUII and it does have fantastic temperatures, but SLI is tough with 6 slots total. They both have custom PCB but for me the real decider was Asus Smartdoctor. I couldn't stand it! XD
   
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post #7 of 13
Well i still say msi b/c it takes up less room
post #8 of 13
If you have space for two triple slot Asus cards, then go with it. I would have never give up my Asus 580 DCU II, if only I could add another one on my mobo. The only reason I went with Lightings. Asus was cooler, and helluva lot quieter.
post #9 of 13
Oh and on a purely subjective note, if you have a side window the Asus look muuuch better than the MSI. They have lots of lights, a backplate, and look much more stealth compared to the MSI. Not that it matters to everyone, but the TFIII looks much more industrial and plain from the side view (which is the only angle that matters). This is just speculation, but there was much more room for the rear vent on the Asus, which might be a consideration if you run two cards.

TL;DR I know, but I actually tried both

TFII (inferior but similar to TFIII)


DCUII
   
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post #10 of 13
I would go with which ever one is cheaper. Neither have a significant edge over the other. The MSI has a little bit better PWM while the Asus is a little quieter. Not deal breakers by any means.
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