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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.
Good to know, thank you. I would feel better about that also. How about the MSI? From the photos I saw it did not...

Edit, I just found my own answer. The TF2 does not but the coming TF3 will. So I cant see a reason to buy the current TF2 at this point.
Edited by Gabe63 - 2/8/11 at 5:33pm
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Good to know, thank you. I would feel better about that also. How about the MSI? From the photos I saw it did not...

Edit, I just found my own answer. The TF2 does not but the coming TF3 will. So I cant see a reason to buy the current TF2 at this point.
unless you like overclocking your mem it shouldnt matter much...ive never seen big gains in overclocking vram so i can hit 1050 and stick to 65c with a custom profile...but new tf3 means cheaper tf2!!!
    
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I vote for Gigabyte SOC and MSI Twin Frozr II...in that order
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unless you like overclocking your mem it shouldnt matter much...ive never seen big gains in overclocking vram so i can hit 1050 and stick to 65c with a custom profile...but new tf3 means cheaper tf2!!!
Those are nice clocks you have, which brand 560?
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Those are nice clocks you have, which brand 560?
twin frozr II 1050 at 1.025 Vcore...I believe all twin frozr II will do 1050 at 1.05 Vcore, but a few need as little as mine...and I've also seen people do 4800 MHz vram on the twin frozr...
    
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twin frozr II 1050 at 1.025 Vcore...I believe all twin frozr II will do 1050 at 1.05 Vcore, but a few need as little as mine...and I've also seen people do 4800 MHz vram on the twin frozr...
you know there is no heatsink on the vrms for that card right? might be wise to buy some copper ramsinks for the vrms.
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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.
The OC Gigabyte editions come with better quality components than the regular versions. Also you dont have to worry about ocing it... whats wrong with that?
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you know there is no heatsink on the vrms for that card right? might be wise to buy some copper ramsinks for the vrms.
i have considered it actually. Am I wrong in assuming that it won't be bad unless I overclock my mem?

also, where do you recommend getting some?
    
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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?

the non ref designs like the msi card, use better quality vrms and msi claims you dont need vrm cooling with this card.

vrm cooling or not, the msi card has the superior cooling of the bunch. might be wise to by some kind of heatsink for the vrm if you plan on doing any major overclocking.

me, id go with the gigabyte soc or the msi card.
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i have considered it actually. Am I wrong in assuming that it won't be bad unless I overclock my mem?

also, where do you recommend getting some?
newegg sells them. frozencpu also sells them. newegg is your best bet. they have the copper ones.
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