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Hello all -

I currently have an ASUS EAH5850 which can overclock to 5870 speeds without too much trouble. However, I'm really liking the GTX 570 and what it has to offer. Does anyone think it would be worth upgrading to a GTX 570 from what I Have now? I have a BenQ XL2410T on its way to me and I want to take full of advantage of the 120hz in Bad Company 2/Vietnam, CSS, Modern Warfare, etc.

However, another idea would be to get a water block for my cpu and nb/sb and run a custom loop and work with the 5850 for now. Any ideas? Thanks.
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it doesn't seem like you're in too much of a hurry, so if possible, i'd say try to wait til the spring when the 6990 launches- not that you'd want to buy one (you might) but it should push the prices of the 560/70/80 down a bit. water is the way to go- build a good cpu loop now with a 360 rad so when you upgrade your gpu, you can add it to the loop. imo, you don't gain a whole lot from nb cooling unless you are just trying to get super high clocks...
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it doesn't seem like you're in too much of a hurry, so if possible, i'd say try to wait til the spring when the 6990 launches- not that you'd want to buy one (you might) but it should push the prices of the 560/70/80 down a bit. water is the way to go- build a good cpu loop now with a 360 rad so when you upgrade your gpu, you can add it to the loop. imo, you don't gain a whole lot from nb cooling unless you are just trying to get super high clocks...

I actually have great temps on my CPU when overclocked to 3.8ghz, I never see over 50C at high utilizaiton. However, my VREG temps see 80C at times, so I'm thinking it makes sense to get something like this - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8690/ex-blc-592/EK_EVGA_X58_Northbridge_Southbridge_Mosfet_Liquid_Cooling_Blocks_-_Acetal_-_EK-FB_KIT_EVGA_X58-_Acetal.html?tl=g30c313s858&id=AHpEFt6D I thought it might be worth it.
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