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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Explicit528;15438824 
What if this 3GB card that was $25 more ran super hot and super loud and not amazing performance? That's why I'm asking

The Zotac will run cooler and quieter, while an impressive cooler, the ligthing is a dual slot card. Its great for what it is, but the bigger coolers almost always are better.
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I'd go with the Zotac as well. The AMP! cards have exceptional cooling and games are starting to eat up 1.5GB even at 1080p. BF3 for example used ~1400mb in the beta, which from what I understand didn't have the high-res texture packs. I regret buying my 1.5GB and am trying to pick up a 3GB.
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post #13 of 31
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So the zotac is cooler and quieter? I guess that's all I needed to hear.
post #14 of 31
If customer support via official vendor forums is your thing be advised that it is non existent with Zotac. Though, I have heard that their RMA and over the phone support is pretty good.

Look at sig rig...
post #15 of 31
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Do you have the 3GB was wholeeo?
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Do you have the 3GB was wholeeo?

Mine are 1.5 GB's. I've gotten them to 970 stable with 1.15. I'd go for 1000 but I'd have to edit the cards bios to be able to increase the voltages. frown.gif

I believe wermad had a tri-sli 3GB Zotac set up. You might want to ask him for some input in regards to that version.
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How hot does it get?
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How hot does it get?

I've never had mine on the stock air coolers. Mine are watercooled and rarely see 40c.
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I've never had mine on the stock air coolers. Mine are watercooled and rarely see 40c.

Ah, water cooling is way to complicated for me hehe tongue.gif
post #20 of 31
Your a bit better with 3gb for future games. But the lightning OC's higher, and the cooler is amazing.
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