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I can get the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 580 for $499.99 shipped from Newegg right now, and I'm very interested in it - especially after seeing this [H]ard|OCP review on it.

I have no interest in SLI, so are there any reasons I shouldn't order it?

Edit: this is for my sig rig which I'm upgrading to Sandy Bridge in a couple of days

Edit 2: my GTX 465 is actually a GTX 470.
Edited by TwoCables - 7/7/11 at 5:04pm
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If you have a small case. They are massive.
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Depends at what res you game?

It would be an upgrade but are you sure your E8400 won't bottleneck it?

EDIT: Never mind just say your new rig coming....


Yeah its worth it.
 
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I see no reason not to order it. It's the best 580 out right now (other than the lightning xtreme which is $100 more).
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Depends at what res you game?

It would be an upgrade but are you sure your E8400 won't bottleneck it?
He has SB now.

I see no reason not to order it if thats what you want. I'd take that over a reference 580.
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I love mine, get it! Mine runs at 950 MHz stable and I haven't pushed it that hard yet.

If you get one check out my modded BIOS post:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1057...-directcu.html
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I like my Galaxy GTX 580 with the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
If you have a small case. They are massive.
Oh, I have enough room. The card is 11.5" long, but I will still have a couple of inches to spare.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Depends at what res you game?

It would be an upgrade but are you sure your E8400 won't bottleneck it?

EDIT: Never mind just say your new rig coming....
hehe it's not your fault, though. I forgot to say something about that in my OP.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Yeah its worth it.
Alright! Thank you!


Quote:
Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
I see no reason not to order it. It's the best 580 out right now (other than the lightning xtreme which is $100 more).
Ooo, so then it looks like I'd be getting exactly what I want if I order it (I love trying to get the best of the best when possible).


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikecdm View Post
He has SB now.

I see no reason not to order it if thats what you want. I'd take that over a reference 580.
My parts haven't arrived yet.

Thank you for your input though! I feel the same way.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster View Post
I love mine, get it! Mine runs at 950 MHz stable and I haven't pushed it that hard yet.

If you get one check out my modded BIOS post:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1057...-directcu.html
Whoa. Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PcKiller View Post
I like my Galaxy GTX 580 with the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus cooler.
Hmm... after shipping, it comes out to be 51¢ less.

Decisions, decisions.
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post #9 of 52
I was considering getting one of these myself.
It will be a nice performance improvement over your 465, its looks great, and from what Ive read also performs well. I think its one of the best non SLI options out there, I approve!
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I had an ASUS GTX 580 DCII for a brief while, and I returned it because the weight of the entire cooler is supported by four screws immediately adjacent to the GPU. This caused the PCB to bow when installed, the card felt flimsy, and I was afraid it might damage some of the components. I suspect this also contributed to an issue where I didn't get video output about 50% of the time on boot-up. I got the MSI GTX 580 Lightning and love the metal plate bolted to the PCB that adds a lot of rigidity and helps with cooling, too. Also, in my experience, the Lightning (950@1.10v) managed better overclocks than the DCII (925@1.12v).
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