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I'm going to be a bit more subtle...Check out my new sound card...Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2G .
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lol @ subtle + overclock.net.

it's like putting out a fire with gasoline.
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I bought my 580 as a direct result of frequent frustration with a variety of crossfire and sli arrays. If you are going to go single gpu and its in your budget, the 580 is the way to go.

Agreed that the 570 for example is close in performance, but to me the price differential is worth it.

e-peen is such a silly term and completely irrelevant at OCN...
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Until I see some e-cooch I'm keeping my e-peen where it is.
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instead of spending a few hundred to put your 580 under water, you should just save up a few hundred more and get another one if you can. your OC and fps will increase by maybe 15% on water for say $200 more invested, but they will increase by 90-100% with $500 more invested for another card. add the maintenance and risk associated with water (if you don't already have a loop) and it's an easy decision.
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instead of spending a few hundred to put your 580 under water, you should just save up a few hundred more and get another one if you can. your OC and fps will increase by maybe 15% on water for say $200 more invested, but they will increase by 90-100% with $500 more invested for another card. add the maintenance and risk associated with water (if you don't already have a loop) and it's an easy decision.
this.
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Sidewinder Computers has ups ground on lock down...pity Performance-pcs isn't as rapid. (and they're both located equal distance from me) Just received my 3rd EK nickel/acetal, waiting on my Palit, 970 and the rest of my gear to drown everything.

The risk with water is next to nil if you take your time while building, use teflon thread tape as needed and leak test at least 12-24 hours.
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Dun be skerred o da water!
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instead of spending a few hundred to put your 580 under water, you should just save up a few hundred more and get another one if you can. your OC and fps will increase by maybe 15% on water for say $200 more invested, but they will increase by 90-100% with $500 more invested for another card. add the maintenance and risk associated with water (if you don't already have a loop) and it's an easy decision.
cost me $100 bucks to add the card to my loop, gona water cool it for the looks/cooler temps. 2nd GTX 580 would cost me $500 for the card, another $150 for a new psu that would run 2 GTX 580's and then im just running P55 so its not really made to run sli that well, only x8/x8 which is fine, but 1-2 fps drop is still is 1-2 fps less lol.
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...your OC and fps will increase by maybe 15% on water...
Enough rad and it's 20%. I'm currently at the 21.5% OC mark, still working on more.
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