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GAINWARD GOOD GTX 580 (IN SLI)
1412455-a.jpg

Or

PNY GeForce GTX580 (IN SLI)
pnygeforcegtx580.jpg

Please state which one and why?
I am looking for the cooler quiet card out of the two when in SLI.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 70
I believe the PNY card has lifetime warranty.

That itself, gives it away.
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GAINWARD GOOD GTX 580 (IN SLI)

I don't like PNY cards unless they are going to be water cooled. And do you get the game with the Gainward? smile.gif

And PNY's "lifetime" warranty sucks.
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PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") warrants the product, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the product as sold to the original purchaser ("purchaser"), subject to all the terms and conditions hereunder. This warranty is for replacement for like items only. Lifetime replacement warranty does not cover items out of production if the company no longer stocks them. (Lifetime is defined as the lifetime of the product on the market. Outdated technology is not covered by lifetime warranty if the item is no longer available on the common market as a new product.)This warranty is not assignable.

Edited by Sean Webster - 10/16/11 at 4:33pm
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Thread Starter 
It's 1-1 smile.gif

Remember, which is cooler and more quiet when gaming?
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post #5 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;15334329 
It's 1-1 smile.gif

Remember, which is cooler and more quiet when gaming?

The Gainward should be...it has 2 fans and should be able to have them run at lower rpm for the same cfm.
post #6 of 70
Neither. If you get a Gainward I'd say this:
http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454

and I always thought gainward and pny are the same company

Edit: I think it was Palit that is the same as gainward.
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post #7 of 70
I woudnt get either, cant watercool the gainward and pny aint top of my list.

Get an MSI twin frozer for stock cooling or a EVGA if you plan to water cool.
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post #8 of 70
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I said nothing about watercooling and i can't really see what's so bad about the gainward good. The cooler should be good? hehe.
These are the only 2 cards i can afford.

How much db or dba is a reference 580? I think the gainwars is 33db/dba in game or something?

hang on
Edit:

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The 6db quieter is based on 3d clocks stock btw.
Edited by BradleyW - 10/16/11 at 4:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv;15334382 
Neither. If you get a Gainward I'd say this:
http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454

and I always thought gainward and pny are the same company

Edit: I think it was Palit that is the same as gainward.

I agree
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Originally Posted by BradleyW;15334440 
I said nothing about watercooling and i can't really see what's so bad about the gainward good. The cooler should be good? hehe.
These are the only 2 cards i can afford.

Budget?
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I said nothing about watercooling

Just wait, you will do. If you got a ref card anyway.
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