Originally Posted by Defoler
I use MSI Afterburner. Its a great utility.
I got asus because I got a good deal on 4 of them
We don't have EVGA here at all (nothing. No motherboards or cards). If we had, I would order 4 of the full water cooled version.
Also, reference cards are the same. Same PCB and same components as speced by nvidia.
But not each chip.
Each chip has its own VID.
Its the same with after-market pcb cards. You can get 2 which are exactly alike, except one has 0.01v more than the other, VID wise.
yeah but I was told they would Overclock exactly the same, I understand the whole vid thing but as I said and as you just said they don't all overclcock the same!
I did plan on getting the hydro copper 2's but they are very expensive they were $950 but since I have found them cheaper. But I really wanted to see a review on them first after the 480 was found to only cool the GPU while the memory and VRM's would get very hot.
Yeah well I live in Australia and the cheapest I can get the 580 Hydro copper 2's is $888 but I can get the MSi 580 for $589 Asus for $635, same as EVGA or the SC EVGA for $660. EK blocks are $130 here aswell.
Im really not sure what combo to get, any ideas which one I should get and why?
what about this galaxy brand? are they any good? You think they would Overclock as good as say the SC EVGA? I don't for some reason and they come in at $588 at the cheapest.
Originally Posted by tconroy135
Not true anymore Galaxy allows for the removal of the heatsink. Although just to be safe all manufactures use Shin-Etsu paste so just send it back with that
Is this true? they all use Shin-etsu? hmm makes me think
Thanks, Sir Overkill. Edited by Sir Overkill - 1/19/11 at 8:24am