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Originally Posted by ShtSh00ttr;12336928 
RMA in progress.... 3 x MSI N580GTX HydroGen/OC in route I hope.

Sounds like the fold-a-thon is going down.

OT question: Do you have all 4 of your SSDs in a single RAID array?
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Shtsh00ttr I think your making a huge mistake sticking with 1.5gigs of memory. Read some reviews this guy did. Dont waste all this money and be bogged down by memory.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...eyefinity.html

I here that.... im on the phone now trying to get info on when the 3GB will come into stock
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There are other vendors besides Newegg. Going directly to gainward is your best too. Good luck. Dont settle for less : )
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GB non reference cards have the UD technology which allow you to overclock higher clocks without adding more volts I wouldnt send those back they are grate!

I would get a water cooling for them...
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GB non reference cards have the UD technology which allow you to overclock higher clocks without adding more volts I wouldnt send those back they are grate!

I would get a water cooling for them...

From what ive read , UD is just the solid capacitors and better copper traces for signal and ground. That doesn't mean you dont need addt'l volts (within reason).
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Shtsh00ttr I think your making a huge mistake sticking with 1.5gigs of memory. Read some reviews this guy did. Dont waste all this money and be bogged down by memory.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...eyefinity.html
Note that that guy is using primarily 3x2560x1600 (not 3x1920x1200) and this makes a big difference. He has some numbers at 3x1920x1200 together with regular GTX580 2-way SLI and they look no problem (better than 6970 CF, given that 6970 has 2GB per core).

@ShtSh00ttr:
In addition to consider 3GB version of GTX580, perhaps you can wait a little longer for the GTX590 as well (unless you want to set up your rig asap). According to all news and rumors, GTX590 should come out by end of this month. One more option is always good.
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I doubt they will release something that quickly, It will prob be released to reviewers and then be wildly available sometime after.
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i see your looking at the N580GTX HydroGen/OC, what about the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2??, IMO its looks way better and it has higher stock clocks
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i see your looking at the N580GTX HydroGen/OC, what about the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2??, IMO its looks way better and it has higher stock clocks
Also way more expensive, I think there are people who believe that EK blocks are better then the EVGA ones, and possibly cheaper if you take a reference card + aftermarket block.
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Also way more expensive, I think there are people who believe that EK blocks are better then the EVGA ones, and possibly cheaper if you take a reference card + aftermarket block.
Well personally i like the looks of the evga version, i looked around at all the other blocks and didnt like them, and i admit it was an expensive buy lol
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