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Pick it up..ASUS makes quality products with quality warranties and it is a great single card option.
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The DCII is a pretty inefficient cooling system to be honest. But it is pretty quiet and cools well. I just hate the fact that it's 3 slots. I would get it. buy the used one though as Asus' warranty is by the S/N.
In what ways is it inefficient?
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Dont do it for that price, wait for them to hit open box again, they were like $245 yesterday on the eggs open box deals.
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if you have a 470, just wait for kepler, unless you really need it. the 470 is still a beast of a card.
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The 470 doesn't really compare.... my 570'sprevious ran circles around my 470's
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Dont do it for that price, wait for them to hit open box again, they were like $245 yesterday on the eggs open box deals.
I'm not interested in Open Box items because I always wonder why the item was returned in the first place.

Plus, the one and only Open Box item I ordered from Newegg was a monitor identical to mine (it was for a friend). When we set it up, the reason why it was returned became very clear: it just didn't look very good. Fortunately for him, he had to mount it at such a height where this flaw was invisible from where he sits, so he kept it. However, it's still visible to him if he's looking at it while standing (when he is at the same height as the monitor).

Besides, someone here on OCN is selling this DirectCU II for $395 shipped, and it looks like it's in mint condition - except there's no retail box.


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if you have a 470, just wait for kepler, unless you really need it. the 470 is still a beast of a card.
Yeah, I am trying to be a good boy and wait and see how I like the performance of my 470 after upgrading to Sandy Bridge. I'm imagining I'll be pretty impressed.
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In what ways is it inefficient?
I'm guessing in the fact that a lot of the heat produced gets thrown back into the case.
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I'm guessing in the fact that a lot of the heat produced gets thrown back into the case.
Me too, but I want to see what he thinks.
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Yeah, I am trying to be a good boy and wait and see how I like the performance of my 470 after upgrading to Sandy Bridge. I'm imagining I'll be pretty impressed.
exactly. my brother has core 2 quad and even his gts 450 bottlenecks. I know the waiting game is pointless when it comes to video cards, but a high end fermi-> high end fermi upgrade isn't worth it imo, unless you really need it now. But seeing as how the 600 series is right around the corner, patience is a virtue. Imagine how awesome it would be one of the first to buy a gtx 680 when it comes out
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@Sheyster: do you feel the same as dkim1359 above in any way? What's your experience with it so far?
I haven't noticed any PCB flex so far. As far as OC'ing, I think its going to boil down to the particular card that you happen to get. I know there are some Lightnings that won't go over 925, and the same goes for ASUS. Another option you might want to consider is the ASUS Matrix GTX 580. I believe it's $529.99 at Newegg.

LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ix%20gtx%20580

It has 19 phase power. The Lightning has 16.

The regular DCU2 has a $30 MIR right now, you can pick one up for $469.99 after the MIR. It's probably the better choice if you don't plan to OC too high (up to 950).
Edited by Sheyster - 7/7/11 at 7:55pm
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