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Hi guys!

Today I decided to sell my two GTX 470 (already sold one) and get one GTX 570 and a better monitor (already bought) because my is "only" 1680x1050". I''ve searched many shops and decided to go with one of the three brands. MSI, Gainward, Palit. As for Gainward i'm considering Golden Sample model or Phantom (looks cool). For MSI i consider only GTX 570 with Twin Frozr II and as for Palit, the SONIC version. Which of these would be the best? Does the Phantom version OCing well and keeps good temperatures? Because it looks really cool for me.

Phantom: http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2010/12/Gainward-GeForce-GTX-570-Phantom-Video-Card.jpg

GoldenSample: http://sklep.sferis.pl/images/VGA-NVD/VGAGAINVD0238/1.jpg

Twin Frozr II: http://images.izideal.com/img/product/10198174/l/uk/msi-geforce-gtx-570-twin-frozr-ii-oc-1280-m-gddr5-pci-express.jpeg

SONIC: http://www.dvhardware.net/news/2010/palit_geforce_Gtx_570_sonic.jpg
Edited by sp4wners - 3/1/11 at 2:00pm
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ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
Simply because it has the best VRMs, the best cooling, and no stupid power limiter. And as you know 570s have been dying from overclocking (not all obviously) but the ASUS is pretty much the best 570 card around.
    
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We don't have Asus GTX570 DirectCU II in our shops in my country.
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Evga is all i buy but i maybe willing to try Asus since i use their boards ,.What moniitor yougetting im inthe same boat as you i want a better monitor and may sell my GTX470's to get a 570 or 580 and a monitor even though i love my 2209wa
    
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post #5 of 19
I'd get an evga due to it having a reference pcb. Then you can put your own cooler on it
post #6 of 19
What is the price difference between them all? I'd go with MSI as it has the longest warranty, last I recall Palit/Gainward offer only 2 years where as MSI is 3. Aside from that they are all fairly similar and all non-reference.
    
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Just so you're aware, 2 470s easily outperform 1 570. They're also capable of being used to cook a medium-sized turkey or ham, depending on the holiday.

I just picked up the Asus DCII 570 (should be here tomorrow). It's 3 slots, but the cooling is unrivaled. Out of your choices, choose either the Phantom or the Twin Frozr 2, info on Gainward cards is hard to come by in the US, but if you're not opposed to a 3-slot card, the DCII really is the best performing.

I can't find any direct 570 comparisons, but if you're just comparing the coolers, the 580 versions should be a fair reference: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1109/pg16/asus-geforce-gtx-580-directcu-ii-vs-gainward-geforce-gtx-580-phantom-3-graphics-card-review-overclocking-power-noise-temps.html

If you're not in a hurry, I'm planning on having what my DCII overclocks to and at what temps sometime this weekend. If you can't find the DCII right now, you might just call up Asus sales and see if there are plans to extend the DCII to your country. India got them almost a month ago, but the US didn't get them until ~10 days ago.
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Don't get the sonic, it sucks. It can't even OC to 950 on the core.
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post #9 of 19
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I don't want to put my own cooler. They're all ugly :/ And I don't want EVGA card, never have any of them and I think i'll stay with my favourites brands as gainward/msi.

mothow: this is what i ordered today http://www.morele.net/monitor-samsung-syncmaster-p2770hd-ls27emdku-en-288579/
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Originally Posted by sp4wners;12573243 
I don't want to put my own cooler. They're all ugly :/ And I don't want EVGA card, never have any of them and I think i'll stay with my favourites brands as gainward/msi.

mothow: this is what i ordered today http://www.morele.net/monitor-samsung-syncmaster-p2770hd-ls27emdku-en-288579/

Just go for the MSI the brand is great and the card is great. =)
    
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