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EVGA is only one with lifetime warrenty...if its serial number ends in AR...im gona buy an evga 580 for my next graphics card once i get the money
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It might be worth mentioning the CU2 is £40 cheaper ($60) then the lightning....

Still worth it?
DCU2 is an amazing cooler, but it's huge and takes up 3 slots, so it limits your options for SLI down the road. Since they're internal exhaust cards, you need a mobo that allows at least one empty expansion slot between them so the top card isn't suffocated.

They're also pretty heavy and can sag your PCIE slot without support.

It's still a great card, but you should know what you're getting into if you buy one.

The Lightning on the other hand, gives similar cooling performance with its Twin Frozr 3 and is a dual slot solution.
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EVGA is only one with lifetime warrenty...if its serial number ends in AR...im gona buy an evga 580 for my next graphics card once i get the money
This piped my interest but then i thought hard, and in 3 years i will probably be buying the gtx 700 or 800 model and figured why not go for performance over warantee i figure aslong as they have atleast2 years
    
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MSI or Asus for air cooling, but for water any stock one will do
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MSI Lightning mate, very fast GTX580 indeed. 3GB Models aren't needed for single 1080p displays and are more aimed at Nvidia Surround resolutions.

Not sure why someone recommended the Classified, it's stupid expensive.
 
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DCU2 is an amazing cooler, but it's huge and takes up 3 slots, so it limits your options for SLI down the road. Since they're internal exhaust cards, you need a mobo that allows at least one empty expansion slot between them so the top card isn't suffocated.

They're also pretty heavy and can sag your PCIE slot without support.

It's still a great card, but you should know what you're getting into if you buy one.

The Lightning on the other hand, gives similar cooling performance with its Twin Frozr 3 and is a dual slot solution.
Well im thinking with the Asus M4E, it has more then enough space for future sli...
    
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msi lightning !
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post #18 of 30
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Well im thinking with the Asus M4E, it has more then enough space for future sli...
I would still say evga gtx580 classified is the best card for you,
people have easily reached 1000+mhz with slight voltage tweaking,the card runs cool,
this card easily OC to 950mhz with no voltage tweaking.
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you can never go wrong with evga.....but the msi looks like a great card too
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This piped my interest but then i thought hard, and in 3 years i will probably be buying the gtx 700 or 800 model and figured why not go for performance over warantee i figure aslong as they have atleast2 years
EVGA has a step-up program ...where you send in your card plus money and they send you newer series card get evga then you can always upgrade with their program later when new technology comes out

evga gtx580 is best perfomring single gpu card ...get it
Edited by d33r - 10/31/11 at 7:40pm
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