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Gainward Gtx 570 Phantom or EVGA GTX 570 SC???

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Hi folks,

I will upgrade my graphics card soon but I just simply cannot choose between these two cards:
Gainward GTX 570 Phantom
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...-cores-dp-hdmi

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...s-2x-dl-dvi-mh

I really like both cards but unfortunately can't buy both so gotta be one or another.

Please help me choose

Thanks
post #2 of 13
I would get the Gainward GTX 570 Phantom. that card looks so nice compared to the evga.
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post #4 of 13
I would go for the Gainwood phantom not because it looks nice but the cooler is really good.. check this review Gainwood GTX570 Phantom oc3d review
post #5 of 13
Depends what you'll be doing. I don't think the Gainward is a reference board. If you're sticking to air, that's not a big deal. If you're going to liquid, get the EVGA.
 
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post #6 of 13
The gainward is non reference I believe, so I think it is the better card. If you do buy an evga 570 I highly recommend the ftw card. It is reference style pcb with upgraded vrm and the like. It will still work with full cover water blocks too, if water cooling is your thing.

But out of the two mentioned, I would go with the gainward. Evga does have better customer support though, if you should ever need it. Just something to keep in mind.
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post #7 of 13
gainward ftw, just because I can't get one and it is overall better than the reference.
post #8 of 13
Gainward. The cooling is great, and, admit it, it's one sexy looking card.
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post #9 of 13
The phantom has a custom PCB with more fases overclocks better, runs cooler and Ek makes waterblocks if you decide to watercooll. The SC version is just a vanilla 570 with a factory overclock.
Evga just lanched a 570 classified wich is way better than refference one.
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post #10 of 13
i would prefer this cheaper and overclocked more
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280m...shader-1690mhz
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