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post #1 of 12
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I don't know wich card i should get...


And, on ncix.com, the DCII is back order so i can wait a bit if it's absolutely the best but i think the TFIII ain't bad.
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post #2 of 12
TFIII Generally over clocks better, runs just as cool and has better components - Its the one that I would go for personally (oh and it doesn't take up 3 slots which can be an issue later if you decide you want to go SLI)
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My vote also for MSI
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post #4 of 12
In terms of performance they're almost identical. The individual overclocks you can attain with each card is more dependent on the GPU of each specific card rather than the cooler. It's all about luck of the draw.

The primary advantage of the aftermarket coolers are lower noise levels though this is not always true.
    
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Asus is slightly quieter. MSI is better for SLI.
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post #6 of 12
The asus gtx 570 is a beast of a card. But its a pain sli'ing them if you dont have an extra pcie slot in between.

Mine are a tight fit, and my top card sits 18 degrees higher then my bottom one. I can only turn the volts up too 1.088 without it overheating

I thought the tri slot LOOKS awesome, but next time I will go for duel slots... I imagine if you were too have a single card, they would make for an amazing setup.
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post #7 of 12
Go Evga Vanilla. $300 with M.I.R Reference cards have been running decent from the latest batch.

TFthrizzle is good to, but i rather stick with something like 850 core on the evga and pocket that 80 bucks for myself.

Asus is not an option because you can milk your set-up even longer with adding another 570 in sli without having to pay that much dosh on the new gen gpus.
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post #8 of 12
MSI GTX570 TFIII in stock at NCIX now. $11 off
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post #9 of 12
If you prefer quiet pc TFIII is not for you, i allready sold my MSI because it was just way too loud. Now i have gigabyte 570 windforce X3 and this is pretty much as loud at load than MSI was in idle LOL.

Also my friend has that DCII version and its really silent too, so if the only choice is MSI or asus i would take asus everyday.
Edited by johnnyw - 8/3/11 at 11:51pm
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post #10 of 12
MSI all the way! 2-slots beats 3-slots every time....
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