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Originally Posted by Necrodox;14343415 
I'd go with a non-reference design but then I'd have some trouble finding waterblocks, I'm not insane on looks but I certainly like to have my PC looking slick.

I also like EVGA for their lifetime warranty, does Gigabyte offer that?

Nope, Gigabyte offers 3 Years Warranty. biggrin.gif

It is not a problem if you don't plan to keep your card... let's say... 4 years or less. Because if your card worked 3 years then you don't have a risk of getting problems.

Second, consider that if you buy a reference card and unmount the stock cooler, you will void your warranty (I believe, depends of the presence of a warranty sticker on the cooler. I don't have any eVGA card so correct me if I'm wrong).

Regarding the WC you're right redface.gif forgot that wink.gif
So yes stucking on stock cooler will not be a problem smile.gif be sure to buy a card with strong PCB (especially VRMs, some 570 have VRM problems).
Edited by adridu59 - 7/25/11 at 3:28pm
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Installing a waterblock on an EVGA graphics card does not void your warranty. As long as you keep your original cooling component that came with the card you'll be fine, for RMA service you'll need to reinstall the stock cooling for it to be accepted.

Solid warranty system if you ask me, it's always nice to have a lifetime warranty so I'll stick with EVGA just to be on the safe side of things.

I'm sold on the classified card, any objections guys?
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post #23 of 43
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the evga 2.5gb 570 is obscenely overpriced atm. If you're that concerned about memory i'd really recommend a 6970 over the 570 "hd."

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I was looking into this last week (decided to go gtx 480 instead) and the consensus seemed to be the Classified is not worth the extra money over the SC HD version. Here is one of the threads I made on the subject: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1072773-570-hd-sc-vs-570-classified.html
    
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Originally Posted by Necrodox;14344262 
Installing a waterblock on an EVGA graphics card does not void your warranty. As long as you keep your original cooling component that came with the card you'll be fine, for RMA service you'll need to reinstall the stock cooling for it to be accepted.

Solid warranty system if you ask me, it's always nice to have a lifetime warranty so I'll stick with EVGA just to be on the safe side of things.

I'm sold on the classified card, any objections guys?

The Classified card is a waste of money. You can overclock a regular 570 to the Classified's clocks if you really want to. Save yourself the $30.
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Yeah I could but I'm not exactly keen about overclocking graphics cards because I've never done it before. I also like the design on the classified. biggrin.gif lol
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Yeah I could but I'm not exactly keen about overclocking graphics cards because I've never done it before. I also like the design on the classified. biggrin.gif lol

Regardless, the clock increases on the Classified aren't anything jaw-dropping. It's not worth $30 extra. The biggest thing would be the direct HDMI port, IMO.
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Regardless, the clock increases on the Classified aren't anything jaw-dropping. It's not worth $30 extra. The biggest thing would be the direct HDMI port, IMO.

I think the EVGA superclock HD edition comes with hdmi also and is only like $305. Might be wrong though. Either way, I alree the classified is way overpriced
    
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So be it, I'll get the superclocked edition.

I actually don't understand why Newegg has the Superclocked EVGA GTX 570 as CHEAPER than the regular EVGA GTX 570.

$324.99 for Superclock - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
$329.99 for regular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

lolwut moment here.
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So be it, I'll get the superclocked edition.

I actually don't understand why Newegg has the Superclocked EVGA GTX 570 as CHEAPER than the regular EVGA GTX 570.

$324.99 for Superclock - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
$329.99 for regular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

lolwut moment here.

I think that Superclock was $314.99 after rebate last week when I was still looking at those cards. It's a good deal at $299 IMO. It's the "AR" so it comes with lifetime warranty too.
    
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