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Hi, guys. I know that the Classified has a bette rpower/vrm setup and some other improvements ... but I was wondering what kind of real world overclocking results people were seeing with it compared to a superclock edition? Have the changes resulted in a tangeable increase in overclocking headroom? What kind of mhz OC are people seeing with this compared to say the 570 HD superclocks? Just trying to see what kind of *additional* headroom the classifieds give and if they're worth the extra $. Thank you for any input on the matter.
    
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If you're hell bent on the EVGA brand just go with the HD SC. If you're brand agnostic then the MSI TF III would be the top choice followed by ASUS Direct CU II and Gainward Phantom.
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I don't like the design of the blower of on the HD models. Seems to sacrifice cooling performance to make it a shorter lengthed PCB.
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I don't like the design of the blower of on the HD models. Seems to sacrifice cooling performance to make it a shorter lengthed PCB.
water cool? or after market cooler
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I watercool ... so stock cooling doesn't mean much to me. I'm just trying to decide if the vrm and pcb changes of these cards like the Classified really result in much more overclocking headroom to justify the $60 price difference ... or if we're talking minor increases in headroom. For instance I see 570's hitting 850-900mhz, are the 570's with these phase/vrm upgrades hitting higher overclocks?
    
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They make non reference 570 waterblocks?

Get a 480 instead. 480 + water > 570 reference on water.
    
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Was planning on using my mcw82 + sinks.
    
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What res are you playing at?

Are you planning to go SLI in the future?
    
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What res are you playing at?

Are you planning to go SLI in the future?
1920 x 1200 max res, don't plan on sli'ing ... fell for that ideology (buy card now + plan on sli later) when I got my gtx260 and now feel silly. By the time I have extra funds / want to upgrade, I'm just gonna get a new card all together. Currently looking at: 6970 ($300), GTX 570 ($310-360), or GTX 480 since the poster above mentioned it ... thought about the gtx 460 2win but that means my mcw82 won't cut it and I'd have to buy extra cooling stuff. So I'd rather not.

ps- I enjoy overclocking, so even if it won't make a difference at my resolution, still taking OC potential into account. Then again, people said I wouldn't need to OC my old E8500 (got a Q9550 now) a couple years ago, lol and we see how that turned out. haha. The gtx570 classified seems like the clear winner, but the price is like $60 more. So I'm kind of trying to figure out if it really does push much higher mhz OC'ed with the extra phases or not.
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1920 x 1200 max res, don't plan on sli'ing ... fell for that ideology (buy card now + plan on sli later) when I got my gtx260 and now feel silly. By the time I have extra funds / want to upgrade, I'm just gonna get a new card all together. Currently looking at: 6970 ($300), GTX 570 ($310-360), or GTX 480 since the poster above mentioned it ... thought about the gtx 460 2win but that means my mcw82 won't cut it and I'd have to buy extra cooling stuff. So I'd rather not.

ps- I enjoy overclocking, so even if it won't make a difference at my resolution, still taking OC potential into account. Then again, people said I wouldn't need to OC my old E8500 (got a Q9550 now) a couple years ago, lol and we see how that turned out. haha. The gtx570 classified seems like the clear winner, but the price is like $60 more. So I'm kind of trying to figure out if it really does push much higher mhz OC'ed with the extra phases or not.
As I understand you will have less heat, so I'd guess you'll be able to OC it higher, but not by much though... You can only get that much from a card, and the small increase you will get with the Classified doesn't really justify paying 60$ more for it.
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