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If you are heavily into overclocking then you should get the Lightning. It will overclock much higher than any reference card can while maintaining nice temps. If you only mildly overclock or don't at all, then save some cash and get something cheaper.
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Originally Posted by HWI;14590446 
If you are heavily into overclocking then you should get the Lightning. It will overclock much higher than any reference card can while maintaining nice temps. If you only mildly overclock or don't at all, then save some cash and get something cheaper.

Well I would like to but not if the same thing happens with a $540 card... I don't know if overclocking video cards is worth the risk anymore.
    
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Originally Posted by Buuntu;14590792 
Well I would like to but not if the same thing happens with a $540 card... I don't know if overclocking video cards is worth the risk anymore.

What risk? The MSI Lighting TF3 cards were made to overclock. I really don't see $90 as a huge amount of money when you are getting a MUCH better card.

MSI Lighting==alot cooler, overclocks like mad, damn near silent, military class 2 compents for long life and better overclocking..I mean seriously..there is no competition coming from EVGA.
    
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14592799 
What risk? The MSI Lighting TF3 cards were made to overclock. I really don't see $90 as a huge amount of money when you are getting a MUCH better card.

MSI Lighting==alot cooler, overclocks like mad, damn near silent, military class 2 compents for long life and better overclocking..I mean seriously..there is no competition coming from EVGA.

This is what evga is coming out with to compete, no idea yet if it is up to the task but looks like it has potential...
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1103387&mpage=1
    
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This is what evga is coming out with to compete, no idea yet if it is up to the task but looks like it has potential...
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1103387&mpage=1

How does that look like it can compete with the Lighting? Still has 1 fan for loud noise, closed design which means it will run hotter along with only 1 fan still.

Hell its probably still reference. laugher.gif
    
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Look at the rest of the pictures, it's PCB is eerily similar to the Lightning.
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post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by juano;14596653 
Look at the rest of the pictures, it's PCB is eerily similar to the Lightning.

Well good, here's to hoping something comes out to compete with the Lighting ..I need..okay want another for SLI, but at $599 ..gunner2.gif
    
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post #28 of 30
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Sorry I forgot which thread I was in. I just fried my MSI GTX 460 Cyclone even though I was playing it pretty safe (voltage never went over 1.087v, temps never above 83c) which is the reason for me buying an even more expensive MSI card tongue.gif. I really hope I don't regret it.
    
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post #29 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buuntu;14590792 
Well I would like to but not if the same thing happens with a $540 card... I don't know if overclocking video cards is worth the risk anymore.
There really isn't much risk unless you are increasing voltage really high. Regardless of that, you can always RMA it.
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Originally Posted by FtW 420;14592898 
This is what evga is coming out with to compete, no idea yet if it is up to the task but looks like it has potential...
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1103387&mpage=1
When's that thing coming out? I haven't heard anything about it other that original post.
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I think I ought to ask MSIAlex if he has a comment on the many similarities between that card's and the Lightning's PCB. Specifically I thought MSI's copper mosfets were custom and exclusive to them but that doesn't appear to be the case.
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