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ASUS ENGTX570 DCII SLI vs single GTX 580 on Water

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OK, I'm running a single EK 420 Rad with my i7 950 and Ram under water. I am pretty sure that I could add a single 580 (but not 2) without adding more Rad.

What does everyone think? Should I go with a pair of the ASUS 570 Direct Copper II's or get a single 580 with a bitspower block?

As it is my delta is pretty low. How much will adding a 580 raise my temps?

What does everyone think would look better?
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post #2 of 11
GTX 580 @ $500
2x GTX 570 @ $ 340 a piece
640>500
My 2 cents.
post #3 of 11
do you want purely aesthetics or performance too?

2x570s will stomp on a single 580.

I personally think two cards looks better in a setup then a single card water cooled.

Adding a 580 will probably increase your temps by 4-6C if gaming heavily or benching
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post #5 of 11
SLI 570's will stomp the 580..but will cost more.

Up to you in the end..performance vs price always the debate.
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post #6 of 11
well dont forget 570 tend to die when over clocked. need non ref card for the 570.
My 580 with just gpu block (mcw60 80 dont fit frown.gif ) my i7 temps rose 2 degs with gpu full load and cpu @ 4.2 ghz ht on from 69 to 71 . so... single card is better ezer to deal with.
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo;13862824 
well dont forget 570 tend to die when over clocked. need non ref card for the 570.
My 580 with just gpu block (mcw60 80 dont fit frown.gif ) my i7 temps rose 2 degs with gpu full load and cpu @ 4.2 ghz ht on from 69 to 71 . so... single card is better ezer to deal with.

The DCII that he mentioned in OP as his target card is non reference and has beefed up VRMs to address the 570 fail issues tongue.gif

That being said, you're right that a single card is just easier.
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post #8 of 11
well op said he wanted to water cool. so the dcII would be bad chose. hard to find water blocks.

also mite add i had 2 480s sli and i7 930 @ 4.2 on thin 360rad and then thick 480 rad. so u should be fine.
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post #9 of 11
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I would keep the DCII 570's if I go that route on Air.
570's on air would run me about $640.00
580 is about $480.00 and the block is another $150 So $630.00

Price wise, its a wash. Thats why I'm torn. But hearing that adding my 580 on water won't hurt my overall temps makes the single card more interesting. Leaves room for growth.
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