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I considered that before, but I was told reference gtx 570's had a problem where they eventually failed..and they run hot.
No, there's no problems with the reference design. The problem was that people were disabling over current protection, and overvolting the snot out of them. That's what caused the failures.
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No, there's no problems with the reference design. The problem was that people were disabling over current protection, and overvolting the snot out of them. That's what caused the failures.
Ooh i see then i'll be more than happy making the change for that, but i'd like to keep 8gb ram since it's so cheap, so now it's like $1020, not bad at all thanks all! ^^

now i'm wondering if the newegg new account deal that gets some additional money off is still in place
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Drop the gtx 570 and pick up 2 6850's - you will only need 4gb's of ram - 2 6850's will run BF3 without any problems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Good Luck!
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Ooh i see then i'll be more than happy making the change for that, but i'd like to keep 8gb ram since it's so cheap, so now it's like $1020, not bad at all thanks all! ^^

now i'm wondering if the newegg new account deal that gets some additional money off is still in place
Yes the discount still works.
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Drop the gtx 570 and pick up 2 6850's - you will only need 4gb's of ram - 2 6850's will run BF3 without any problems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Good Luck!
Single stronger GPU will eat up a SLI / Crossfire setup of low end cards any day. Keep the 570. Don't forget about potential dual GPU issues such as microstutter, heat, power consumption, driver problems, and games not supporting the configuration.
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post #16 of 25
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I considered that before, but I was told reference gtx 570's had a problem where they eventually failed..and they run hot.
There have been reference 570's die at stock clocks. IMO i would never buy a reference version.

There's also the GTX 480 Lightning. Its pretty much a 570 with more memory bandwidth and won't die when you overclock. On air it idled at 34C and didn't break 72C overclocked to 850c/1200m on stock voltage.

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You can get an Antec 300 case and shave 20$ off that total. It's a really great case. I got mine for 50$ at frys, if you can find it for 50$ you can save 30$. I also have that same cooler it lines up with the back exhaust and fits really snug.
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You can get an Antec 300 case and shave 20$ off that total. It's a really great case. I got mine for 50$ at frys, if you can find it for 50$ you can save 30$.
Or an NZXT Beta EVO / Gamma case. Those are usually $45 or so with free shipping.
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post #19 of 25
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thx all, i'm keepin the haf 922 as i hear great things about that case..and more uncertainty's of ref 570s again dying at stock clocks? i don't want that to happen :/ is the gtx 570 hd a reference card that has all of these problems?
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They weren't only people running high clocked and over volted cards that had issues. I would stay away from reference cards as the pwm is absolute rubbish. That is the reason I stepped up my 570s to 580s.

For the case I would stick with the 922 if you like the styling. It has a great internal layout that offers lots of cable management and good ventilation.
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