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I'm torn. I've got money for a $1500-$2000 GPU setup, and I know I want GTX 580s, and I WILL BE AIR COOLING! So if the ASUS Matrices won't work cuz of their heat...
Oh yeah, and I won't be OC'ing for awhile, this is actually my first rig building.

Either:

TWO of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=ASUS%20MATRIX

THREE of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130655

THREE of these (can these dual fan ones take more of an OC?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...AC-CriteoBrand

Keep in mind I do a lot of 3ds (map editing, 3d art, photoshop) as well as gaming, so the 3GB is something worthwhile, unless the Matrix is so much better (can't I just also OC the GTX 580s?)


I wish ASUS would release that Mars II card.
 
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Get yourself tri-sli evga 3gb, that is the best setup there. The other evga 580's will most likely overheat in tri-sli, while if you have really good case airflow, the evga 3gb 580's will be fine.
     
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I think I bought their last one.
    
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Only one? How lame.

No but seriously, ****in every single super highend item is OUT OF STOCK. I wanted the Ares, too.
 
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you guys are all idiots a gtx 590 is 2 gtx 580 chipsets in one graphics cards so get 2 of these and its the Equivalent to 4 gtx 580s

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You are a underresearched noob who doesn't know that the VRM's in a GTX 590 will blow long before getting a decent OC.

So don't call us idiots if you don't know ***** yourself.
 
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What mobo will you be using? That ASUS is a triple slot card.. other than being a 3-slot card it SEEMS like a good card to get for the money, but I haven't used it.

My ASUS EAH5870 V2 card that I had though sucked for overclocking and was loud as hell. I love ASUS motherboards but won't be buying their gpu's anymore.
    
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post #10 of 18
I have a Matrix 580 and it's over clocked to 1000. I will be getting a second one this week. I highly recommend. Since you are not over clocking the temps at load are not above 61 degrees with fans on 75 percent @ stock. Just another thought.
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