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as much as i like msi video cards, id have to go with the evga on this. you just cant beat that lifetime warranty.
Isn't the lifetime warranty like 30 bucks?
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Isn't the lifetime warranty like 30 bucks?
Evga lifetime warranty? No extra coin, you just have to make sure it gets registered within 30 days of purchase.
    
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EVGA keeps a record of your GPU and its serial number on thier website within your account, you can look at other Nvida purchases and do everything from RMA's to downloading content (after you account is made.)
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Question is, which card performs better overall?
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Each card is different, no two cards are the same... Thus the question can't be answered except that the higher clocked water cooled product performs better overall due to its price and the fact that its clocked higher and water cooled.
    
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Yeah thats understandable. But is it OVERCLOCKED, or factory clocked higher? Ie: can it be overclocked to higher than a standard 580 with custom cooling?

I just did the math and with some high quality cooling on each of the cards, it works out to be a little over $300 for the cards alone. The two HC cards would cost me an extra $400. A $100 difference.

Any suggestions?
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