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Hey guys, you may have seen a simlar thread from me a little while ago which the result brough out The MSI lightning XE, i was happy and when i come to buy it there are none left.... Lets just say i wasnt best pleased

So now the dilemma, i want a 580 no argument, but i need to know which one is going to give me the best performance for gaming on one screen (for now) 1920x1080... obviously modern games, BF3, Skyrim, aswell as slightly older shogun 2, metro, Stalker COP, you know all them types....

So far im seeing, a few that are sticking out, im thinking since im only getting one screen. i only need 1.5gb of VRAM, and so im thinking either

EVGA SC 1.5 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-dvi-i-plusfre

Palit GTX580http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-dvi-i-plusfre

PNY the pny looks amazing but i havent heard to much about it.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...e-batman-arkha

ASUS Direct CUIIhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-hdmi-dp-plusf

Gainward "GOOD" http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...dvi-i-plusfree

MSI LIGHTNING 1.5http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...mi-dp-plusfree

I know this is a monster thread and i apologise, im gunna be looking to push this GPU to the max so overclocking is a must...

Thanks in advance
    
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post #2 of 30
The Lightning and DCU2 are built for heavy OCing on air, so I'd recommend either of them (Lightning over the DCU2 if you think you plan on running SLI later on).

You won't have any need for a 3GB card for one 1080p monitor.
post #3 of 30
Get the lightning, hit super high GPU/memory clocks with air cooling which is amazing.
post #4 of 30
Don't need 3GB...unless he really wants to push AA/AF

The Lightning would be my vote.
post #5 of 30
MSI/Asus if you want cool temps - EVGA if you want lifetime warranty and support
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DCU II, is that quite a good model? i know they are all gunna be very similar, just that one matches really well aesthitically...
i know thats not a big deal... but still its a positive....
    
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Originally Posted by Cranky000 View Post
Hey guys, you may have seen a simlar thread from me a little while ago which the result brough out The MSI lightning XE, i was happy and when i come to buy it there are none left.... Lets just say i wasnt best pleased

So now the dilemma, i want a 580 no argument, but i need to know which one is going to give me the best performance for gaming on one screen (for now) 1920x1080... obviously modern games, BF3, Skyrim, aswell as slightly older shogun 2, metro, Stalker COP, you know all them types....

So far im seeing, a few that are sticking out, im thinking since im only getting one screen. i only need 1.5gb of VRAM, and so im thinking either

EVGA SC 1.5 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-dvi-i-plusfre

Palit GTX580http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-dvi-i-plusfre

PNY the pny looks amazing but i havent heard to much about it.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...e-batman-arkha

ASUS Direct CUIIhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...-hdmi-dp-plusf

Gainward "GOOD" http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...dvi-i-plusfree

MSI LIGHTNING 1.5http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...mi-dp-plusfree

I know this is a monster thread and i apologise, im gunna be looking to push this GPU to the max so overclocking is a must...

Thanks in advance
Get this
Evga gtx580 classified 3gb
it proved out to be a better overclocker than msi gtx580 lightning XE and its the best gtx580.
Hope you like it!
Edited by Aniket - 10/31/11 at 1:48pm
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post #8 of 30
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It might be worth mentioning the CU2 is £40 cheaper ($60) then the lightning....

Still worth it?
    
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post #9 of 30
MSI ftw
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by Cranky000 View Post
It might be worth mentioning the CU2 is £40 cheaper ($60) then the lightning....

Still worth it?
Depends if you want to SLI or not in the future. I'd prefer the MSI because it's 2 slot and the cooler is a beast (TF III, same as my GTX 570) whereas the Asus is 3 slot. I also like the look of the MSI much more than the Asus
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