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Are you kidding us? MATRIX!!!!!!!!
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post #12 of 27
Do you plan on water cooling in the foreseeable future? Non-reference cards have little to no water block support. Just something to think about. Or maybe not.
post #13 of 27
Let me tell I had my lighting for a couple of days and this thing is amazing, pure simple amazing. So much that newegg just got a new stock of them in and just bought my 2nd one.
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3 fans are better than 2.
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post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by PcKiller View Post
3 fans are better than 2.
But if the quality of the Lightning is better, it might OC higher.
    
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mine OCs like champ.
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Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom IMO

http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454
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post #19 of 27
To the OP:

You do relaize there is a 1.5GB MSI Lighting right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

Not much in price difference compared to the 3GB one but if you absolutely didn't want to spend that much..
    
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post #20 of 27
I don't think I've seen the 3gb version that overclocks as much as the 1.5gb version. But if you plan to SLI then Nvidia Surround with max resolution then go with the 3gb version. Otherwise, the 1.5gb version will do. It overclocks better too.
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