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I had a nice plan to watercool my 3 470s and a 465.

Problem is that USPS lost the package of the waterblocks I ordered (it found its way to brazil at first for some reason).

So I decided to upgrade, and ordered 3 asus 580s which I would watercool with a 470 as physx (also on water).

But alas, USPS found the package today, and hopefully, it will arrive, in 2-3 weeks (which can also take 2-3 months, who knows).

So, I can cancel the 580s order tomorrow, maybe lose a bit on the cancel cost, and continue my plan, which still has to wait for 2 more radiators to be in stock anyhow.

Or, sell the blocks, a couple of 470s at a lose, and keep the 580s, order new blocks which can arrive in 2 weeks, and go for the big bang?

Note, I play 3 monitors, and in many games I do see that the 470s are being maxed out.
Also the 470s are pretty hot even compared to the 580s.

So dear OC.Nuts, what would you do?
Edited by Defoler - 12/19/10 at 11:00am
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Just go for the best of the best, your system is built to rule them all But put the 580s under water
    
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post #3 of 18
i would keep the GTX 580's and sell all the 470's and the water blocks.
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Future proof! 3 580's for the win, good sir! You would have to upgrade your 4xx series sooner than your 580's resulting in more cost in the end either way.
    
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Tri 580 SLI on the 980X would be perfect. There will be diminishing returns on the third card, but at least you are using it to its maximum potential. On three screens and a resolution that high, I would see little reason to stick with the GTX 470s. They can do they job, but the 580's would do it much better.
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But put the 580s under water
The 580s are going under water if I decide to stick to them. No way otherwise. Got sick of air cooling, high heat and low OC range.

You can check my next project. Its water all the way.
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Go with the Tri-580 and prepare to butcher every game out there
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My vote is for 580s. Much better on that resolution on 3 screens.
     
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post #9 of 18
A "simple" 2way GTX580 can do it, but if you can affort 3 GTX580 DO IT

++ under water !
post #10 of 18
Go with the 580s for far better performance and sheer amazingness also not to mention the fact that you wont need to upgrade any time soon.
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