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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.
Well, check this out: if after putting my new Sandy Bridge parts in my sig rig I decide that I still want better gaming performance, then I'll get this DirectCU II for $395 shipped:

http://www.overclock.net/video/10342...80-direct.html



However, the Matrix has some very, very, very attractive features!
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Well, check this out: if after putting my new Sandy Bridge parts in my sig rig I decide that I still want better gaming performance, then I'll get this DirectCU II for $395 shipped:

http://www.overclock.net/video/10342...80-direct.html



However, the Matrix has some very, very, very attractive features!
If you find it does start to flex just pick up some Ninja Wire by Scythe.
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However, the Matrix has some very, very, very attractive features!
I almost bought it myself. I went with the DCU2 with the mindset that if for ANY reason I didn't like it that I'd return it and get the Matrix. They had both in stock and there was no restocking/exchange fee. That was about a week ago and I've pretty much decided to stick with the DCU2. I got it for $444.95 after the MIR. I'm happy. That card he's selling looks nice and the price is right.
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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).
OMG HE WHO SEES THE LIGHT ... You can read my reviews over at newegg for both the 570 tf3 and directcu , night and day , I basicly said the very same thing .

This man is 100% correct and very logical . I experienced NOTHING BUT problems with my 570 DirectCU , BSOD , no boot up , driver crashes , and it is shorter than the 580 .

I used anti-static bracelet on both installations , I have a good power supply , good case , brand new everything , I am a careful and reasonable guy , I only overclock my cpu by 400mhz... Never messed with its settings besides 50 mv increase , thats cuz it didnt work and was looking @ solutions online , wich none of them worked

As soon as I got my tf3 I installed a support on the power cables corner . Never installed a support when I had the Asus . A Performance kept getting worst day after day till it wouldnt start anymore , by the time I did screw in and adjust the height of the contact with electrical tape it was way broke . Never messed with card settings besides 50 mv increase .

The thing is that the backplate doest not stop bending , because the pcb itself is slotted and alot of force on that little mobo slot , it will sag in both axis and look really bad . Once that fan is at the right frequency you basicly have an underdamped mechanical resonator , just put you finger there and play with the fan .

Since you know all this now and that the lightning is sold out , id get the asus and pray for something stable , its got tantalum caps everywhere , good power components . The twin frozr also has those .
Edited by simoncow - 7/7/11 at 8:12pm
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If you find it does start to flex just pick up some Ninja Wire by Scythe.
Ooo interesting.
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I almost bought it myself. I went with the DCU2 with the mindset that if for ANY reason I didn't like it that I'd return it and get the Matrix. They had both in stock and there was no restocking/exchange fee. That was about a week ago and I've pretty much decided to stick with the DCU2. I got it for $444.95 after the MIR. I'm happy. That card he's selling looks nice and the price is right.
I have to admit that it's very tempting because I was budgeting for the MSI Lightning which was $535.79 after shipping!

Fortunately, I only have to wait another ~36-48 hours to find out how my 470 does after upgrading to Sandy Bridge.


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OMG HE WHO SEES THE LIGHT ... You can read my reviews over at newegg for both the 570 tf3 and directcu , night and day , I basicly said the very same thing .

This man is 100% correct and very logical . I experienced NOTHING BUT problems with my 570 DirectCU , BSOD , no boot up , driver crashes , and it is shorter than the 580 .

I used anti-static bracelet on both installations , I have a good power supply , good case , brand new everything , I am a careful and reasonable guy , I only overclock my cpu by 400mhz... Never messed with its settings besides 50 mv increase , thats cuz it didnt work and was looking @ solutions online , wich none of them worked

As soon as I got my tf3 I installed a support on the power cables corner . Never installed a support when I had the Asus . A Performance kept getting worst day after day till it wouldnt start anymore , by the time I did screw in and adjust the height of the contact with electrical tape it was way broke . Never messed with its settings besides 50 mv increase .

The thing is that the backplate doest not stop bending , because the pcb itself is slotted and alot of force on that little mobo slot , it will sag in both axis and look really bad . Once that fan is at the right frequency you basicly have an underdamped mechanical resonator , just put you finger there and play with the fan .
I'm confused.

At the start of your reply, it sounds like you were much happier with the TF3; but by the end, it sounds like you didn't like the TF3 either.

Besides, isn't the GTX 580 DirectCU II I'm looking at very different from the GTX 570 you had?
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I just got plane old evga, 580. i got a water block on it. Mcw60 And stock everything else. @ 1.125? max volts on stock bios @ 950 mhz. well i had a 285gtx and that's like 460 and i can say its alot faster no need for fancy aftermarkets, just get custom water cooled. cheap is like $150 - blocks. But i play for 1920-1080 @ 120 fps.
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DirectCU II GTX 580 ftw! It has a back plate so you don't have to look at the ugly PCB.
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I just got plane old evga, 580. i got a water block on it. Mcw60 And stock everything else. @ 1.125? max volts on stock bios @ 950 mhz. well i had a 285gtx and that's like 460 and i can say its alot faster no need for fancy aftermarkets, just get custom water cooled. cheap is like $150 - blocks. But i play for 1920-1080 @ 120 fps.
yet im at 1.125 as well but on air and am at 950Mhz and temps never past 75C and still whisper silent. the trade off with the DCII is its 3 slots and you cant WC it but as far as i can tell this beast of a card does not need it. so getting a DUII is better then stock cause you dont have to spend extra cash to cool it down also OP look in my sig for a DCII club with lots of happy DCII owners
    
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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.
Totally agree with this post. I was going to do the same step. but after a while I realized it doesn't worth it. Waiting for kepler is better than wasting my money on another Fermi card .
The only game my GTX 470 can't max out flawlessly is Crysis 2 and I think a single 580 won't give me flawless fps using Ultra settings. (dropping to 20s and such).

And congrats TwoCables with the New card & Upgrade .
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