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I am looking at purchasing a GTX 570/580 for my upcoming build. I have done some reading but people seem to have different opinions on standard vs branded cards.

I am able to buy a gtx 570 pulled from a brand new pc, its plain black. Its ~ £175. What do you guys think? Would i be better paying extra and getting an MSI 570 for example?
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I am looking at purchasing a GTX 570/580 for my upcoming build. I have done some reading but people seem to have different opinions on standard vs branded cards.
I am able to buy a gtx 570 pulled from a brand new pc, its plain black. Its ~ £175. What do you guys think? Would i be better paying extra and getting an MSI 570 for example?

It is probably just a reference card. Will you get a warranty?

Main reason to grab another card would be for the non reference coolers, they will keep your card(s) cool and quiet thumb.gif
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Well....

If you have good cooling, and it has warranty, than I would buy it.

If it doesn't have a warranty and your case is meh at cooling, I would get a non-reference.
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