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post #31 of 36
Dont bother wasting cash on Superclocked editions, you made the right choice vanilla + ek fc 580 block is the best option.

That's what I'm doing!
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BUY ASUS I HAVE 2 is the Best, easy to overclock as well.
    
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Originally Posted by Dankebudz View Post
The biggest advantage to the FTW EVGA cards are they are binned (the FTW's being the highest binned cards) while the Asus cards are not binned at all. The blocks aren't the best ones on the market, although you can always change blocks but that's mo $$$.
Yea just not sure I am a believer in this sales pitch, the vast majority of Vanilla GTX580's can go way above EVGA FTW speeds, cant be much binning going on
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Unless there is evidence to support his claims like pics of the binning process or an overwhelming amount of awesome FTW overclockers, I can't believe him. If I could just tell people to buy my more expensive product without it being better than the alternative, I would to.
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Well depends on what you call binning, if they do test for SC and FTW speeds maybe 1/100 GPU (thats probably generous) fail. So customers are guaranteed to have a GPU capable of those modest speeds.

Of course if you can get a Vanilla 580 tangibly cheaper I would take those odds any day personally.
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Buy cheapest you can find (with a good warranty of course) and only buy a waterblock if you plan on pushing it towards 950+ core, other wise stock cooling plus a good fan profile will keep it nice and cool.
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