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i don't have an 570, but since the 570 and the 580 have the same cooler, and from my personal experience, my 580 is practically silent at idle. even under load it stays dead quiet.

if quietness is your thing, then all directcu cards are great choices
That's great, I'll probably be going with something like a GTX 670 DCII next time, if there is one.
Since I sleep like two meters from my PC at night, it's an important factor to me. At the moment, the spinning of my HDDs is the only noise I can hear.
 
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That's great, I'll probably be going with something like a GTX 670 DCII next time, if there is one.
Since I sleep like two meters from my PC at night, it's an important factor to me. At the moment, the spinning of my HDDs is the only noise I can hear.
haha, my head is literally half a metre from my pc at night, i leave my pc on all night quite often as i run fea work sometimes, or just the usual upload/download.

my pc has 3x180mm + 3x120mm fans, and they give out this low humming sound, and i cannot hear my graphics over them at all. comming from a reference gtx470, i cannot say enough on how quiet those directcu fans are

i think i'll sit out the 6xx series and wait for the 7xx cards i think fermi should be good enough to last a couple of years still, at least i hope
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just of curiosity, has anyone thought about or actually added vram heatsinks on the 570/580 cards?

i haven't heard any dcii 570/580's vrams blown up yet, but seeing the vrams exposed somewhat bothers me
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haha, my head is literally half a metre from my pc at night, i leave my pc on all night quite often as i run fea work sometimes, or just the usual upload/download.

my pc has 3x180mm + 3x120mm fans, and they give out this low humming sound, and i cannot hear my graphics over them at all. comming from a reference gtx470, i cannot say enough on how quiet those directcu fans are

i think i'll sit out the 6xx series and wait for the 7xx cards i think fermi should be good enough to last a couple of years still, at least i hope
ya im going to be the same probably lol but when the 6XX cards come out im going to look into another 580 if the price is right after i get a new cpu/mobo/ram combo lol
    
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Edited by erik257 - 6/28/11 at 10:24pm
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At full retail I would just get the MSI lightning. The only reason is due to the 2 slot vs 3 on the ASUS. Since both cards are considered on par with eachother the MSI has the advantage.

I think the ASUS cards will have a harder time selling used due to the 3 slot.

If you can get a deal on the ASUS or dont care it is 3 slot then yes, it is a very good card.
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i only want the ROG cover. so if anyone gets it and is willing to change the cover with me *hint hint*


also @erik257 what did you do???
    
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post #89 of 1059
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i would more or less agree with Gabe, some people dislike the 3 slot cooler on the asus cards, but that's entirely upto your own opinion.

the fact that msi bin their lightening cards means that you are more likely to get a better overclock on it, where as asus don't, but i'm not sure if they cherry picked their rog cores...anyone want's to shed some light on this?

as raw performance goes, i think the rog and lightening are neck and neck
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also @erik257 what did you do???
LOL, a stupid joke done by my girlfriend!!!

didn't think she would actually do it
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