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whats the best duel slot 580's with an after market cooler ?

post #1 of 7
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hi guys
im looking at these and what do u think is the best in terms of quality
reading the customer feedback
gigabyte is coolest and has almost to problems
palit is the second coolest and has almost no problems with the card
and msi is the warmer of the three with a lot of customer problems
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soo gigabyte or palit ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261095

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My experience with Palit has been great. All the way back to a 9600GT I had and many cards since. They generally ran cool and overclocked like monsters. Most (if not all) are non-reference cards, so if watercooling is in the future, beware.
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I say Gigabyte, purely because it's the cheapest and I've I've heard good things about it's cooler setup, but there's no doubt Frozr's are great, and Palit is really making a good reputation for themselves. I say just get whichever you find the most visually appealing, as all three of them run cool and quiet.
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EVGA with the swiftech waterblock.

wups. sorry. that's a single slot.
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I am very happy with my MSI twin frozr, it is so much quieter than my reference 285 was, barely ramps up the fans during gaming, and so far no issues at all. I hope to add a second in time but need to add a monitor first. I hadn't read about many problems, probably best I don't go looking for stories of them now I already have it!
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post #6 of 7
Msi .
Quietest cooler with the lowest temps. 3 years warranty and the warranty is the serial number, helps the re-sale.
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In terms of quality I would say MSI or Gigabyte before Palit just because of them being the bigger names. In terms of quietness I would also probably lean towards Gigabyte and MSI, the only area I think Palit may edge them is in terms of increased voltage overclocking the Gigabyte and MSI don't really look like the have the beefiest looking VRM cooling and I wasn't able to see very much of the Palits cooling but it looks like it has a metal contact plate that covers them that is much beefier than MSI or Gigabyte and has fins on it. My overall recommendation would be to either get whichever one of the two Gigabyte or MSI looks best to you if you would be happy with stock performance or only a medium overclock, or if your looking for a bigger overclock then look for a different card all together like the triple slot Asus or something with a full cover block or the MSI or Gigabyte and expect to replace their VRM cooling with something better yourself.
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