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Hey guys,

My mind was set on the MSI offering of GTX580 3GB mainly for its OCing ability however most retailers near me (Malaysia) have ran out of stock for the card. My next choice would be EVGA GTX 580 3GB.

What do you guys think of this card? A good buy? How well would it be able to be overclocked compared to MSI? In Malaysia, the card would come with 3 years of warranty so this shouldn't be the deciding factor as I know it comes with a lifetime warranty in the States.
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Hey guys,
My mind was set on the MSI offering of GTX580 3GB mainly for its OCing ability however most retailers near me (Malaysia) have ran out of stock for the card. My next choice would be EVGA GTX 580 3GB.
What do you guys think of this card? A good buy? How well would it be able to be overclocked compared to MSI? In Malaysia, the card would come with 3 years of warranty so this shouldn't be the deciding factor as I know it comes with a lifetime warranty in the States.

Im guessing your going to SLI it with your other gtx 580? if so whatever your lowest core clock is, the other one will clock to when SLI'ing two or more cards. You can still overclock them though.

As for the EVGA card, its good but personally I would wait for the lightning. I don't think it could clock to as high clocks as the msi card but it will still be good.
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Im guessing your going to SLI it with your other gtx 580? if so whatever your lowest core clock is, the other one will clock to when SLI'ing two or more cards. You can still overclock them though.
As for the EVGA card, its good but personally I would wait for the lightning. I don't think it could clock to as high clocks as the msi card but it will still be good.

Ah not really. I apologize for the confusion.

I've sold off my other GTX580 because of its vram limitations. Now i'm looking for a new one within the 3GB vram range.
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In Malaysia, the card would come with 3 years of warranty so this shouldn't be the deciding factor as I know it comes with a lifetime warranty in the States.

MSI has a better warranty in the states anyways as far as I'm concerned. MSI's warranty stays with the card since it's based on the serial number. With EVGA, the warranty dies with the original owner. Since hardly anyone keeps a top end card for over 3 years, I think Asus and MSI have the best warranty thumb.gif With that said, I'd probably grab the cheapest of the two since there's hardly any difference. I bought the Galaxy GTX580 just because it came with the Arctic Cooling Accelero cooler on it and that thing is a beast!
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MSI has a better warranty in the states anyways as far as I'm concerned. MSI's warranty stays with the card since it's based on the serial number. With EVGA, the warranty dies with the original owner. Since hardly anyone keeps a top end card for over 3 years, I think Asus and MSI have the best warranty thumb.gif With that said, I'd probably grab the cheapest of the two since there's hardly any difference. I bought the Galaxy GTX580 just because it came with the Arctic Cooling Accelero cooler on it and that thing is a beast!

How far can you go with overclocking your galaxy GTX580 card?
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