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Hey guys, im looking to get in to the gtx 580 ranks on hwbot and I wanted to ask your opinion on which to get for best oc on air ( I will go water on it at some stage but not in the nearest 3-4months).
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It's probably going to be the lightning... other than that the other one that comes to mind is the dcu II...

the lightning comes with oc extras like disabling ocp/current limit and such though... i'd definitely get that

EDIT: here, it's really simple, and it's actually on the lightning not the dcu ii my bad: http://fi.hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24138
Edited by badatgames18 - 7/25/11 at 6:07pm
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sadly not much with modding so probably ill go with the lightning you mentioned im benching at 7-9c ambient so even on air I should get low temps
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sadly not much with modding so probably ill go with the lightning you mentioned im benching at 7-9c ambient so even on air I should get low temps
Nice

i have two gtx 580 lightnings incoming also... hope to see your benches when you get them
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The lightning seems to be one of the best for overclocking, however the direct CU II cools very well and can get to high speeds but nothig like the lightning. That said, PM FTW 420 and im sure he could help you out. IIRC his got a few 580's and even a lightning, might be a good idea to get his input
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yea FTW has one that does 1.3ghz or was it 1.7ghz

hes on LN2 though, plus some modding

EDIT: here was his bench with the single 580 (it was dcu ii...iirc) @ 1.3ghz

FTW FTW!
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great thx for the advice guys ive got the max out of my 6990s for the moment so time to get in to the 580 game ive actually just decided its gone be my first dice oc as well time to head for OC league
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problem is IF that you want to go water cooling later, the waterblocks are made for reference model cards (wich lightings and DCII and similars arent) so keep that in mind..

unless you pre check there is a waterblock for that card..

lightings, asus DCU II, the gigabyte super OC are the best candidates for what youre looking for..
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ill use it on air until I get my self around to going dice on it so water block is out of the question after all
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badatgames definitely Ftw is FTW

Anyways IIRC he did say that one of his lightnings couldn't reach anywhere near the direct CU II overclock. I guess it's a bit of a hit an miss even with gpu's. I'd say out the two, I would go for the Direct CU II but you won't go wrong with either, however in terms of maximum overclock, it comes down to pure luck.
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