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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #3451 of 5998
Evga b-stock has 1.5gb gtx580s for $369 if you're not opposed to that..?
 
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I rma'd two 470s that were on water. As long as you put everything back, you should be fine. I would recommend to use Arctic Silver 5 since that resembles the gunk nvidia adds as paste to the cards.

You can get a Galaxy reference card from td.com for $409 after mir and may avoid sales tax: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...947&CatId=3669
Good to know about Zotac.

Yeah, the only reason I am considering buying from MC is because I actually have a credit line with them and can pick it up locally.

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Evga b-stock has 1.5gb gtx580s for $369 if you're not opposed to that..?
Yeah, I considered those for a long while. In the end, I decided it wasn't worth the savings for a card to have such a short warranty period.

Lately, I have found that there are a number of sales across different forums where people have been selling off their cards for around the same price or less than B-stock, while offering to help with RMA if needed on EVGA Lifetime warranty cards.

Alas I still have a few hours to decide...
     
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Good to know about Zotac.

Yeah, the only reason I am considering buying from MC is because I actually have a credit line with them and can pick it up locally.



Yeah, I considered those for a long while. In the end, I decided it wasn't worth the savings for a card to have such a short warranty period.

Lately, I have found that there are a number of sales across different forums where people have been selling off their cards for around the same price or less than B-stock, while offering to help with RMA if needed on EVGA Lifetime warranty cards.

Alas I still have a few hours to decide...
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and BUMP for my Big fat work done fixing all my pics on my Work Log's Paid server unlimited upload but free for me

what sup with this thread ? have you guys eat your own tongue?

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Could i get this checked??? How does it look? Also could i change my clock for the club... at the time i joined it wasnt oced now it is Thanks

    
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There are some 580's that can't even hit 900 on the core with 1.1V, and they have more robust circuitry. The next step would probably be to flash to a BIOS that allows for higher voltage, but that is a risk that you would need to decide if it was worth it or not.

For what it's worth, you're unlikely to see any significant performance gain in frames per second for your games, even if you could hit 1GHz.

Nice setup by the way. I like the twist in the tube leading from the bottom GPU to the RX240.
My 580s need at least 1.125v each to hit 900 bench stable. Too much voltage for me to want to run for games. Besides, don't need that much power for the games I play. Stock works excellently, except in Crysis 2, needs more voltage there.

Also great deal on the Zotac. Too bad I already have two.
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My 580s need at least 1.125v each to hit 900 bench stable. Too much voltage for me to want to run for games. Besides, don't need that much power for the games I play. Stock works excellently, except in Crysis 2, needs more voltage there.

Also great deal on the Zotac. Too bad I already have two.
Currently, I'm sitting at 875MHz for both cards at 1.088V. Overall, things seem much more stable ever since I downgraded to 266.58 drivers again. I had to make a minor tweak to get Crysis 2 to utilize SLI, but things are running better, smoother, and with less voltage now.

Yeah, I decided to wait until the end of the month to see if I can hop on that Zotac deal. It's been chaos at work and I haven't been playing much of any games as is. But it would still be nice to play Crysis 2 and what not at a full 60fps.
     
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Currently, I'm sitting at 875MHz for both cards at 1.088V. Overall, things seem much more stable ever since I downgraded to 266.58 drivers again. I had to make a minor tweak to get Crysis 2 to utilize SLI, but things are running better, smoother, and with less voltage now.

Yeah, I decided to wait until the end of the month to see if I can hop on that Zotac deal. It's been chaos at work and I haven't been playing much of any games as is. But it would still be nice to play Crysis 2 and what not at a full 60fps.
Come to think of it I did see more problems with my overclocks failing when trying to run SLI on the 275 drivers. Perhaps that's why I STILL can't run Vantage with my normal benching OC. Hopefully the new drivers can help the voltage situation for the better. I'd really like to see what I get @ 900 core in Vantage. Strange that 3DMark 11 works fine. Metro 2033 bench reset my PC with no error codes the first time I tried it too though. Maybe the PSU isn't up to snuff.

Haha works crazy by me too man. It's this economy. Most people are hurting right now but our company is shipping more stuff now than ever before. We do contract work for military subcontractors so you can expect something as simple as a black oxide coated screw to cost the customer nearly $10 and just last month we made 80 shipments!

Maybe that's why I got a raise.

Now I'm having some heavy internal debates on whether to sidegrade to Sandy now to give my 580s more breathing room or just wait out SB-E or Ivy.

Damn internal conflicts of interest. I sure would love to have a BA 6 core unlocked processor but really would have no need for it. But I would also love to get a new case and a SB rig going.
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Vantage is a bit of a torture test, especially the physics bit. I don't think I've ever got it to run right through on a 1366 chip at more than 4.6GHz. It may be possible on 1155 though.
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