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Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post
I went with evga sc for...

-no noise issues
-cooler works well with sli
-large majority of air exhausts outside case
-900mhz
-ram/vrm cooling
-lifetime warranty
-$220 shipped (check newegg for deals)
Noise issues?

What cooler doesn't work well in sli? They are all dual slot coolers.

Large majority? Not really. Ever seen the holes on the sides of the cooler?

900mhz? Easy to oc to, not likely much binning going on there.

Most, if not all gtx 560's have vrm cooling, and ram cooling is overkill. Not to mention, evga didn't even design their own cooler, its just the reference design.

Lifetime warranty, i'll give you that. But trying selling your card a year or two from now when you want to upgrade. Not many people want to spend a ton of money on a card that has no warranty they can access.

$220 shipped is a great deal for that card though.

When they come back in stock, i'll be getting a gigabyte soc myself.
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Noise issues?

What cooler doesn't work well in sli? They are all dual slot coolers.

Large majority? Not really. Ever seen the holes on the sides of the cooler?

900mhz? Easy to oc to, not likely much binning going on there.

Most, if not all gtx 560's have vrm cooling, and ram cooling is overkill. Not to mention, evga didn't even design their own cooler, its just the reference design.

Lifetime warranty, i'll give you that. But trying selling your card a year or two from now when you want to upgrade. Not many people want to spend a ton of money on a card that has no warranty they can access.

$220 shipped is a great deal for that card though.

When they come back in stock, i'll be getting a gigabyte soc myself.
Yea the Gigabyte cards look amazing!
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post #33 of 109
I'm interested in the ASUS DirectCU II 560. Is it good? Or should I go for something like the EVGA or MSI Twin Frozr?
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post #34 of 109
Sounds like Gigabyte SOC is the most popular.. hurry up newegg and restock it
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post #35 of 109
For overclocking, Gigabyte hands down, now for everything Else I would personally go for a EVGA GTX560 FtW! Edition
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i went with the twin frozr simply because i've heard great things and it's very quiet...even at 1003mhz and volt mod my card stays around 65C...in fact i pushed it to 1050 with 1.025V and it was fantastic...i feel like if i pushed even more i can get more...but I don't like running my fans above 70 all the time...on a custom auto setting it's very quiet with the 1050 overclock

as for the person saying things about military grade components being a gimmick...well you're half right...military grade stuff is usually of medium quality, so they're not lying...

I do like how the PCB of the frozr bends a bit so it doesn't stress in certain points...it's more a gental curve of 2mm throughout the whole card...
    
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How is the Gigabyte the best? Factory OC'd to 1ghz and a few other tweaks for 30 dollars extra?

Just get the MSI Frozer II for the $250 and OC it gradually till you get somewhere close to 1ghz. The Gigabyte cards are for people want something to work at good speeds out of the box / or are inexperienced with overclocking video cards.
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post #38 of 109
EVGA bro. I've always liked them and you can't go wrong with their warranty
Good customer support too!
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post #39 of 109
I like the ref one since it has cooling for the memory, and VRM's. I cant find another card that does. My second place it MSI due to the cooler, warranty, and overall perception of quality.

Does the full coverage cooling actually help in the end. I know the MSI runs cooler core temps than ref but does the lack of memory and VRM cooling = less overall cooling?

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I don't know if other non-ref 560's have this, but my Asus seems to have very good vrm cooling. Aluminum sink covering the hole area.



Good peace of mind for me when OC'ing.
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