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post #21 of 41
Lightning is great..if you want one like the Sparkle, buy one with a reference cooler for cheap and put an AXP on it.
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post #22 of 41
MSI Lightning is the best 580 made at the moment....
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
MSI Lightning is the best 580 made at the moment....
It's kinda overkill though unless you are using dice or something.
post #24 of 41
The 570 actually directly competes with a 6970 and a gtx 560ti competes with a 6950.
So get a 580 from msi, they oc a lot and they are the single fastest gpu out there.
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post #25 of 41
Get the sparkle if you want a really quiet card. Get the msi lightning if you want the best performer.
     
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post #26 of 41
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The Sparkle is $510 on Amazon.

Anyone ever buy new GPU's from Amazon? Because I haven't.... but that's big savings.
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post #27 of 41
GTX 580 Lightning, or even any reference design if you want to save a bit, you can't really go wrong with either, unless you're planning on some hard OCs. I have a ref EVGA GTX 580 with 855 on core and 2200 on the memory, at just 1.050v.

The MSI one has the best non-reference design out all the other makes, and has extra features such as power phases for better OCs and energy efficiency. The Sparkle one shouldn't count imo, since it just "burrows" Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus

Bottom line - get the MSI one if you can, it's the best non-reference GTX 580 with nothing you could expect less from MSI
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post #28 of 41
Here's my Vantage run OP for reference, to show what you can get with a 580 @ 850 core.



Oh yeah, these are on old drivers as well. It should only be better with the 275's. I'll get around to upgrading my drivers one of these days. Lol.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 6/11/11 at 7:06pm
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post #29 of 41
Throwing EVGA in the mix, good cards and the back-plate isn't half bad.
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The Sparkle is $510 on Amazon.

Anyone ever buy new GPU's from Amazon? Because I haven't.... but that's big savings.
Amazon has fast shipping and good customer service. So far, I have bought RAM, sound cards, and even cases from them and I was satisfied, or amazed at the speed of shipping each and every time. Depending on where you live, you may be offered to pay for a shipping option and have an item delivered to you on the same day! On top of that, often times, they will end up matching or beating Newegg (significantly) on regular pricing and even sale items. For people like me who live in a state where Newegg charges tax, Amazon has been saved me tremendously on big purchases.

Lately, Newegg has fallen off my favored list. Even when they have something on sale that I want, the shipping has been asinine at best. I literally live about a mile away from the New Jersey warehouse, and I can't tell you how many times Newegg has shipped my package up and down the state before it arrived at my doorstep anywhere from 1-5 days later. But that's a whole different issue I have with them.

Anyway, for your situation, as long as Amazon has the product in stock, you are golden. If, for whatever reason, you have a problem with the item, Amazon CS is quick to make things right.
Edited by covert ash - 6/11/11 at 7:24pm
     
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