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First of all I bought the 580GTX but its still in the mail so I could always return it thumb.gif

So I just purchased the 580GTX 3GB, yes do not tell me the obvious... I don't like multiple monitors and do not plan on using them, unless I happen to come up on another monitor for free ^_^.
Pros to 580 GTX 3GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130655

Future Proof

Good Reviews

Possible Multiple monitor setup

More Memory

Cons:

Price

Same clock rate as original ... ( Lame -_-, but OC can fix that)

Only one fan



EVGA GeForce GTX 580 DoubleShot Superclocked Video Card

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-DoubleShot-Superclocked-015-P3-1587-AR/dp/B004ZEZC6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1313961610&sr=8-3"]Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 DoubleShot Superclocked Video Card 015-P3-1587-AR: Electronics[/ame]

Pros:


GREAT FOR AIR FLOW!!! O_O ( Thats what caught my Eye as Airflow is what I am going for in my new build)

Over Clocked

Two Fans

Cheaper

Possibly a better over clock than the GTX580 3GB ?

Cons

Not 3GB

Not as Future proof

Not as Multiple Monitor friendly


Now I really am leaning towards the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 DoubleShot Superclocked because of its ability to accept more airflow coming from my case than the other... what y'all think ? EXCHANGE!!!?! O_O
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I've got the DS, I love it. Make sure your case has good airflow, as the cooler dumps a lot of hot air back in like the Lightning's cooler. It's about 35C in my room I'm guessing and its running 42C with 100% fans at 100% load folding, factory OC clocks. I don't think it's worth swapping the 3GB out for unless you want some money back, though, or have a test bench-ish case and want to show it off
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I've got the DS, I love it. Make sure your case has good airflow, as the cooler dumps a lot of hot air back in like the Lightning's cooler. It's about 35C in my room I'm guessing and its running 42C with 100% fans at 100% load folding, factory OC clocks. I don't think it's worth swapping the 3GB out for unless you want some money back, though, or have a test bench-ish case and want to show it off



HOLY SH**! O_O I may just go for this depending on how the Warranty is :O~

Look
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N580GTX-Lightning-Xtreme-GeForce/dp/B00551MGXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313968282&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072 MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card: Electronics[/ame]

MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDcj2bPbk0I[/ame]
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This one also looks very nice, but it cost more than the 3GB version because of the heat pipes.. interesting -_-

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This is a very tough decision ...
    
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I'd take the 3gb personally, but that's just because I'm paranoid about the ever increasing technological breakthroughs. I'm afraid games might take a step up in memory usage soon.
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Originally Posted by razaice;14667143 
I'd take the 3gb personally, but that's just because I'm paranoid about the ever increasing technological breakthroughs. I'm afraid games might take a step up in memory usage soon.

Yeah man, the 3GB one overclocked is only 30 dolla more than I paid -_-

F***! that! lol I have way more options than what I thought, but does anyone know the Warranty for MSI ?

Found it... MSI only offers a 1 year warranty and I am very familiar with out EVGA works because they replaced my old 8800GTX many times.. With NO hassle at all O_O. So Performance Vs. Reliability!! HELP ME GUYS Im going to freaking snap!! :O
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Quote:
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Yeah man, the 3GB one overclocked is only 30 dolla more than I paid -_-

F***! that! lol I have way more options than what I thought, but does anyone know the Warranty for MSI ?

Usually 3 years, but that's just off the top of my head.
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The lightnings are killer cards. As a benchmarker I went for the 1.5gb vram, I run pretty low res anyway & didn't want the added latency of the 3Gb memory, although to most overclockers it wouldn't make much difference. I just want to squeeze out every possible point.
3Gb would be more futureproof. If you are running on air the non-reference cards do have beefier fans, but if your case doesn't have great airflow a reference card that exhausts out the back may be better for temps.
    
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