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Hey guys
i am getting gtx 580 but which version should i get?asus?gigabyte?evga?...
also i cant get the lighting in my country since no one is selling it here :<
thanks
Edited by someonewhy - 7/20/11 at 1:25am
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I asked this a while ago, and I learned that the best (other than the MSI Lightning) are the ASUS Matrix GTX 580, and then the DirectCU II GTX 580.

I found a sweet deal on the DirectCU II GTX 580, so I ordered that one instead of the Matrix. I should have it installed in about 24 hours.
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i live in usa , evga has lifetime warranty. My 580 is @ 950 core @ 1.15volt on mcw 60.
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I think ASUS DC2 are pretty good and not overpriced as Matrix.
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IMO, the Galaxy GTX580 is the best if you're looking for the 1.5gb version. The cooler is made by Arctic Cooling and is worth $75 just for the cooler. It's near silent even at full speed. Take a look...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162073
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I'd get the EVGA GTX580. I got mine 2 weeks ago and I've been extremely happy with it. Doesn't go over 85°C during folding with the fan set on auto (it runs around 60% then), and at the idle 40% it is completely silent.

I originally bought it because it was a reference card, which is the best way to go with my case, but I've been amazed by it all-around. I would definitely buy an EVGA card again.

Can't beat their 10 year warranty either .
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I originally bought it because it was a reference card, which is the best way to go with my case, but I've been amazed by it all-around. I would definitely buy an EVGA card again.

Can't beat their 10 year warranty either .
Do you really see yourself clinging to a GTX580 for more than 3 years? Usually for high end cards, Asus and MSI make the most sense since you can sell the card used under full warranty. With EVGA, you have to convince the buyer that you won't move and will be around to help with an RMA. If you plan to keep it for a looooong time, I could see how EVGA would be beneficial, just don't forget to register it within 30 days or they'll hose you.
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i live in usa , evga has lifetime warranty. My 580 is @ 950 core @ 1.15volt on mcw 60.
this. If you plan sticking with the card for a while go EVGA, otherwise direct cu.
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I'd get the EVGA GTX580. I got mine 2 weeks ago and I've been extremely happy with it. Doesn't go over 85°C during folding with the fan set on auto (it runs around 60% then), and at the idle 40% it is completely silent.

I originally bought it because it was a reference card, which is the best way to go with my case, but I've been amazed by it all-around. I would definitely buy an EVGA card again.

Can't beat their 10 year warranty either .
thats pretty much the same with me in SLI
even at 6x% fan speed it's not louder than my case fans in SLI
it's not audible until > 70%
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post #10 of 12
Im thinking of grabbing one of the Phantom 3GB 580's when I upgrade to sandy bridge in a couple of weeks:

http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454

Anyone have any experience with them?
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