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...the regular EVGA GeForce GTX580 and the Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition?

I mean except the factory clock speeds, price and looks? Could I just buy a regular one and overclock it to the same speeds without a problem?

What I'm trying to say is: Could I do what the factory did and not have to waste the extra money or is there a good reason it's (in my case 50 euro's (65 dollars)) more expensive?

Thanks for reading!
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Get the usual one.
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Tnx, but any of the background info? I would like to learn , not just to be spoon fed all the answers. So I might make a similar call in the future
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Tnx, but any of the background info? I would like to learn , not just to be spoon fed all the answers. So I might make a similar call in the future
I'll find you the thread.

Try this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8909...ners-club.html

and http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8752...erclocked.html
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nothing different I like the black ops one cause its all black ... Looks better in the case.. if you don't like blue. thats about only difference you can Overclock regular one.
 
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post #6 of 7
It really is just a marketing ploy as far as I heard. If you have a Coolermaster HAF X Black Ops edition Case, collectors and such might want to match it with a Graphics being labeled a Black Ops special addition Card.

As far as performance, I haven't seen proof which proves one better than another, bar price.
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Thanks guys, I went with the regular one.
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