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Are you planning on running SLI down the road? If not I suggest ponying up a tad bit more and getting the ASUS GTX 570 DirectCUII.

Takes up three slots but has excellent cooling capacity and should OC like hell.
I WAS planning on it, actually.
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I WAS planning on it, actually.
I actually just stumbled upon .

SLI compatible and cheap as hell for what you get!

I would pick this up over all aforementioned cards if I were you OP. 6+1 power phase and arguably one of the best dual slot coolers on the market.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 7/29/11 at 3:45pm
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I actually just stumbled upon the MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III.

SLI compatible and cheap as hell for what you get!
I don't know if I'd call that cheap as hell considering you could pay to watercool 2 GTX480s for that amount and end up with a faster setup. Not saying it's not a decent deal, but definitely not "cheap as hell."
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I don't know if I'd call that cheap as hell considering you could pay to watercool 2 GTX480s for that amount and end up with a faster setup. Not saying it's not a decent deal, but definitely not "cheap as hell."
Says the guy with a 580..
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Says the guy with a 580..
.......Who paid $360 for it.
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Hello! I'm new here, so please let me know if I do anything wrong.

I'm building a new gaming PC. It's primarily for Battlefield 3, but I will of course use it for many other games. On the BF3 Alpha forums, I had some people giving me tips for my GPU.

I have heard from several people that the GTX 570 is better, while from others that the HD6970 is better.

Can someone please help me out? Thank you!

Oh, and the specific models I was looking at were these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595
Its really down to personal preference with these cards. They're both fantastic. Specifically, if you fold or need cuda go with the 570. If you want 3-monitor gaming on one card, go with the 6970. Either way you win!
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Let me throw a red herring into the thread as I was going to make the same decision a week or so ago:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-vs-570-a.html
    
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I don't know if I'd call that cheap as hell considering you could pay to watercool 2 GTX480s for that amount and end up with a faster setup. Not saying it's not a decent deal, but definitely not "cheap as hell."
So you're saying you can get a full W/C setup with two 480s and blocks for under $330? Not unless you're stealing the parts.

Even if you can get the 480s for dirt cheap with waterblocks you still need in the least a 360 rad. So no. You won't get 480 SLI on water for less.
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So you're saying you can get a full W/C setup with two 480s and blocks for under $330? Not unless you're stealing the parts.

Even if you can get the 480s for dirt cheap with waterblocks you still need in the least a 360 rad. So no. You won't get 480 SLI on water for less.
Weren't you talking about buying two GTX570 and comparing it to two GTX480? If not, then nevermind. I was saying that I could buy 2 GTX480 and a decent w/c loop for $660, which is the price of 2 of the cards you linked.
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Weren't you talking about buying two GTX570 and comparing it to two GTX480? If not, then nevermind. I was saying that I could buy 2 GTX480 and a decent w/c loop for $660, which is the price of 2 of the cards you linked.
Oh, no.

I asked OP if he wanted to SLI, cause the ASUS DirectCU II's were triple slot.

He said he might do SLI down the road so I linked him those. I don't think he's doing SLI right now.

I was wondering where you could get 2 480s with blocks for 330$.




Simple misunderstanding.
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