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Hey guys I took delivery of a Mars 2 the other day and low and behold its was faulty.Basically whenever the fans reached high rpms one of the them was touching the housing causing a loud flicking sound dammmmmmmmmmiitttt!!!!! sent it straight back the next day, the thing is they've got one more in stock so should i get that because mine was doa or get a refund?
I've just got an addiction to the most powerful gear and torchering credit cards.
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Originally Posted by Bloodbath View Post
Hey guys I took delivery of a Mars 2 the other day and low and behold its was faulty.Basically whenever the fans reached high rpms one of the them was touching the housing causing a loud flicking sound dammmmmmmmmmiitttt!!!!! sent it straight back the next day, the thing is they've got one more in stock so should i get that because mine was doa or get a refund?
I've just got an addiction to the most powerful gear and torchering credit cards.
Get a refund and keep your 590...Or go 580 SLI 3gb.

Just not worth the $$$$.
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Most powerful mediocre gear and wasting cash.

You would have been better off with a pair of MSI Lightning GTX 580's...I'd go that route over the Mars, but that's just me.
post #4 of 9
Most powerful mediocre gear and wasting cash.

You would have been better off with a pair of MSI Lightning GTX 580's...I'd go that route over the Mars, but that's just me.
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for the price of that Mars, just get 3 580s and call it a day
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Honestly the 3GB GTX580s in SLI with outperform the Mars II due to more VRam
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Honestly the 3GB GTX580s in SLI with outperform the Mars II due to more VRam
You don't stack VRAM in SLI or Crossfire. Three 3GB Cards is still 3GB usable.
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You don't stack VRAM in SLI or Crossfire. Three 3GB Cards is still 3GB usable.
The MARS II has 1.5GB *PER* core. So the 3GB cards do have more VRAM.
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3GB VRAM is only relevant if you're playing at resolutions exceeding the mainstream (EG 2500x1600) or on multi-monitor setups (EG 5760x1080). Also, make sure the memory frequencies are the same between models, as manufacturers often down-clock cards sporting more VRAM than their reference brothers
    
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