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post #11 of 15
I got the 3gb because it exhausts most, if not all, of the heat out of the back.

It also helps to have all that VRAM when you max out the AA.
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I'm really a newb on this whole VRAM issue but IMO the 3GB version of the same 580 isn't really future proofing anything. Like you said you hate multiple monitor setups. I would have went with the better clocking/cooling card, if in fact that card actually boasts that.

Like I would rather have a gtx580 lightning 1.5gb than a stock 3GB 580 just because I feel that 3GB VRAM is overkill for one monitor. Whereas the lightning is a tried and true great overclocking/cooling card the 3GB VRAM gets you nothing at your current setup. And as you said before you have no plans to upgrade to another monitor. I have a feeling by the time you think you'll be needing more VRAM a whole different line of cards will be out.

Just my two cents, like I said correct me if I'm wrong. I currently use 2xPNYGTX580s in SLI (1.5GB), and the usage gets high but never near the tops and I'm a pretty avid gamer.
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I posted the wrong card, so it was this one! O_O

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N580GTX-TWIN-FROZR/dp/B004L9MBEY/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp"]Amazon.com: MSI GeForce GTX580 1536 MB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N580GTX TWIN FROZR II/OC: Electronics[/ame]

MSI GeForce GTX580 1536 MB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N580GTX TWIN FROZR II/OC

Better deal, better cooling, better OC O_O *Explodes*
    
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^ It's a good card, but can't say enough about the lightning, just got mine & was impressed. 900+ core clock at 1.005V...
msi580stockV.jpg
    
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^ It's a good card, but can't say enough about the lightning, just got mine & was impressed. 900+ core clock at 1.005V...
msi580stockV.jpg

Im going for this card no smile.gif

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MSI nVidia GeForce GTX580 1536 MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/Displ​ayPort PCI-Express Video Card N580GTX LIGHTNING

That is a Twin Froz III, they just don't label it on the site as being that.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N580GTX-LIGHTNING/dp/B004XVMAKA/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I8R3UX16S3VMA&colid=OMR4FOO2XMNA"]Amazon.com: MSI nVidia GeForce GTX580 1536 MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N580GTX LIGHTNING: Electronics[/ame]
    
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