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post #11 of 26
Ek's are generally the cheaper of block's. however i perfere Koolance block's. though they do cost a tad more.
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only reason i personally see to buying a hydro copper is if you dont like the looks of the EK block or are really worried about warente
    
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just curious, what will you be using the 580 for?
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Gaming!.

Anyone who want's to buy this card obviously want's to game


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just curious, what will you be using the 580 for?
    
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just curious, what will you be using the 580 for?
Playing games at 2560x1600 on max settings , and see what all this folding is about.

I've changed video cards so much this past little bit
2x hd 5770 to 2x hd 5970 to hd 5770 to gtx 465 to hd 6970 to now gtx 580 lol
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you lead a charming life Leftenant


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Playing games at 2560x1600 on max settings , and see what all this folding is about.

I've changed video cards so much this past little bit
2x hd 5770 to 2x hd 5970 to hd 5770 to gtx 465 to hd 6970 to now gtx 580 lol
    
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Btw I only bought 2 of those cards retail, 1 on the hd5770 in the xfire set up and my new gtx 580
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post #17 of 26
no its not worth it....

evga lets you change coolers, so get a vanilla GTX 580 slap a EK block (better temps and it looks better too) and flash it to the hydro bios if u want the faster stock speeds

evga will still honor your warranty as long as u keep the stock cooler
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Btw I only bought 2 of those cards retail, 1 on the hd5770 in the xfire set up and my new gtx 580
Why did you get rid of the Dual 5970's, out of interest?

Also, the only thing here is how the block performs, if it's similar/worse than the EK block, or any other block, there is no real reason to pay the price premium.
    
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post #19 of 26
Buy your own block and save a few bucks...plus the ek blocks are prettier.
post #20 of 26
Worth it is subjective... For the same question you'll get a lot of difference answers...

For instance...


Is a gtx 580 worth it? No.

Is the 1366 platform worth it? No.

Are girlfriends worth the hassle? No.

Does life have any meaning? No.
    
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