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what is better 4 EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 water coolde or 2 ASUS MARS II/2DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 580 x2
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I would go 4 single cards, and I remember the drivers for quad SLI MARS I were crap. Also why not get the 3GB 580s?
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Originally Posted by jaront2009;15547585 
what is better 4 EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 water cooled or 2 ASUS MARS II/2DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 580 x2

If you are a 'water cooler' then go for the hydro copper is around $700 so x 4 = $2800 and $1700 for one mars 2.

I would say get the EVGA just because the hydro copper one already has the water cooling options on it already. and quad SLI in 4 stock cards against 4 under clocked cards will win
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If you will be gaming at high resolutions, then the MARS II would have the edge. Otherwise, I would save some money and get 4 single GTX 580 1.5 GB models. If you're willing to get 4 single GTX 580 3GB models, then you'd still save money and receive the same performance at higher resolutions.

MARS II SLI will be quieter and probably cooler, plus you'll save some space. With that said, they have a significant premium.
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Originally Posted by Frosty88;15547697 
If you will be gaming at high resolutions, then the MARS II would have the edge. Otherwise, I would save some money and get 4 single GTX 580 1.5 GB models. If you're willing to get 4 single GTX 580 3GB models, then you'd still save money and receive the same performance at higher resolutions.

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At high RES the MARS II will be bottlenecked by its 1.5gb of Vram.
Edited by driftingforlife - 11/2/11 at 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by Frosty88;15547697 
If you will be gaming at high resolutions, then the MARS II would have the edge. Otherwise, I would save some money and get 4 single GTX 580 1.5 GB models. If you're willing to get 4 single GTX 580 3GB models, then you'd still save money and receive the same performance at higher resolutions.

MARS II SLI will be quieter and probably cooler, plus you'll save some space. With that said, they have a significant premium.

He wants the WC'ed version of the gtx 580 so that would actually be the quietest and coolest solution.

I would go for the WC GTX 580.
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wouldn't it be cheaper to get 4 3gb an WB for each one than go for the 1.5gb hydro copper?
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Originally Posted by Frosty88;15547697 
get 4 single GTX 580

Agreed. You don't want the Swiffy block.

"the HC2 block is a swiftech and it is restrictive as hell
RiG1: E679 2600k@4.6 \\ 580HC2@850/2098 \\ Vengance 1600 \\ AX1200 \\ Vertex3 ssd 120g"

Go with eVGA reference 3 GB's then put them under Aqua blocks. You can get them from Sidewinder.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/aqcoaqforgtx1.html

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Or if you don't want to deal with WC, get the MSI Lightning XE's.

MARS are ridiciliously overpriced and not worth it.
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post #9 of 11
I agree with the others here, get the ref 3gb cards and waterblock them youself, unless you really don't want to fit them your self.
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Can you even buy the MARS II without the bundle of other crap? You would end up with two whole computers to get two of those.
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