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Hey guys,

After much thinking, I decided to go with Nvidia once again. (GTX 280 back in 08'). Now I am planning on going SLI in the next few months, but for now I am planning on just buying a single card.

Things to consider when recommending a brand/model:

1) Would like to OC.
2) Free Batman game promotion (Isn't necessary, but would be nice.)
3) Heat issues ( if there are any with these cards???)

Something to kee in mind, I am most likely going to WC these suckers in the future.

Would appreciate any recommendations.

Regards,
David

P.S. Would a 850w PSU be sufficient at running an i5-2500k OC with dual 570 gpus OC aswell?
Edited by Pixelated Hell - 10/2/11 at 2:32pm
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You've got a lot of options. I have two reference MSI GTX 570's in SLI that are watercooled. They overclock to 950MHz Core Clock at 1212mV's Core Voltage, or 890MHz Core Clock at 1050mV's. I got both of them from pretty good deals, one with a MIR and one Open Box deal, pretty much at $250 per card. You'll want to limit your overclock on stock cooling at 1050mV's in SLI. Imo, reference is fine. Just find whatever's the cheapest and make sure they have a PCB that supports a full cover waterblock for when you WC them in the future.
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definately get the msi ones
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The MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III seems to be the top 570 that meets all your requirements. I've got one on order as I was looking for a cool/quiet non-reference 570, plus it's factory OC'd.
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Originally Posted by thedarkvault View Post
The MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III seems to be the top 570 that meets all your requirements. I've got one on order as I was looking for a cool/quiet non-reference 570, plus it's factory OC'd.
There are no full cover waterblocks that will support the MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III, but you can get some crazy overclocks with that card if you're fine with raising the voltage up to 1.212V's or even 1.35V's on air.
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Can someone tell me the difference between these two cards?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204802% 20600094002%204019%20600007870&IsNodeId=1&bop=And& CompareItemList=48|14-130-620^14-130-620-TS%2C14-130-622^14-130-622-TS

That's a comparison chart on Newegg.

Also, do either one of the EVGA cards have waterblocks available to them?
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