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What 580 is the Best?

Poll Results: Evga or Msi 580?

Poll expired: Oct 20, 2011  
  • 76% (10)
    EVGA
  • 23% (3)
    MSI
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm working on a amd fx-8150 build and I am stumped on what 580 I should purchase. I was hoping you guys could help me out, I'm getting a Gigabyte GA-990FXA and I already have the Case (NZXT Phantom) I will NOT be making a water cooling loop. If a card has its own water cooling (like the PNY ones) that is fine. My price range is max $600.

Good luck, Thanks.


EDIT: Plus It needs to overclock well!
Edited by Pozpenguin - 10/13/11 at 5:52pm
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post #2 of 7
MSI GTX 580 Lightning Extreme. 3GB or EVGA 580 Classified 3GB. Both are great and you cant go wrong.
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post #3 of 7
Well the best GTX 580 is the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme. Next to that you will have The Asus GTX 580 Matix, Asus GTX 580 DCII, MSI Lightning. TBH there isn't a massive difference between them all. If you can afford it get the MSI Lightning Xtreme but an eVGA reference will work and overclock just fine. Also if you plan on running nvidia surround get a 3GB version.
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post #4 of 7
Well the best 580 I would say is just the EVGA 580. Only 1.5 GB but its hella good for OC'ing, plus a water block would make it even better. It's only 450.00 CAD so it all depends of perference, as well the new 580 with 3GB I think is unnecessary, unless your doing programming, the 580 w/1.5GB is perfectly fine to max out any game. [even on 3d ]
post #5 of 7
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Would the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme be the best especially cause it has an airplane on the box?

A nice airplane...
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post #6 of 7
And the same question asked daily yet again rises. Please use search.
post #7 of 7
i think the EVGA 580 Classified is the top dog......one of my friends has it......it's pretty loud though
    
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