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Has it been said?

If you're planning to watercool the 480 offers the best price/performance, without the vrm issues, and slightly more vram than the 570.

580 is obviously going to be faster than the 480, however for the price of a single 580 you can get a new 480 + block, with money left over. Its value is in its price/performance, not in being king of the charts.

By going water you reduce the two major negatives of GF100 cards, noise and heat.
    
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^^^^Plus those MSI GTX 480 Lightnings are quite sexy....
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Has it been said?

If you're planning to watercool the 480 offers the best price/performance, without the vrm issues, and slightly more vram than the 570.

580 is obviously going to be faster than the 480, however for the price of a single 580 you can get a new 480 + block, with money left over. Its value is in its price/performance, not in being king of the charts.

By going water you reduce the two major negatives of GF100 cards, noise and heat.
I won't be WCing the GPU right away in any case.

Plus I don't want to turn my room into more of day spa.
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Just spent last couple hours OC my evga Nvidia GTX580 with MSI afterburner and got it stable @ 960MHz core clock 1920MHz Shader clock 2220MHz Memory clock 1063mV Core Voltage

Ran MSI Kombustor for 20 minutes and stabilized at 71c max temp
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Hey guys i alread read all posts n this thread, i have a oced gtx 570 on water but i just bougth a gtx580, my waterblock fits the gtx 580 so i cant wait to overclock it, i play at 27" monitor at 1920x1080p , so did i do an smart move?
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