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1536MB Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II vs MSI 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II

post #1 of 22
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Hi
I got a choice between these 2 cards, which one is better?

MSI 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II £395

Asus 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II £431
post #2 of 22
If you don't care about a triple slot cooler, go for the Asus 580 DirectCU, it runs cooler than a Twin Frozr, if you don't want a mammoth card taking up three slots, go for the Twin Frozr, it does a great job as well.
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post #3 of 22
The Asus might be able to OC a bit higher, but it's 3 slots. The Twin frozr is 2 slots.

I'd go for the MSI in this case.
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Im new to computers, can you tell me how you can tell how many slots i got?

Motherboard is a Asus P8P67 Pro

Case is a Cooler Master HAF 932
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by rook4eva View Post
Im new to computers, can you tell me how you can tell how many slots i got?

Motherboard is a Asus P8P67 Pro

Case is a Cooler Master HAF 932
you have 7 on the mobo and the 932
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post #6 of 22
My vote goes to asus gtx580 direct cuII due to better oc potentiality.
Its has also got a very nice layout.
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post #7 of 22
which means that if you get the asus you'll plug it into the first pci-e slot and you'll lose the 2 slots underneath it.
post #8 of 22
The asus is far superior, better components, better cooler, no power limiter, overclocks way better, backplate, etc etc. Its the best choice.
    
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post #9 of 22
twin frozr II cooler out performs the directcu II

its on a linus tech tips youtube video but i can't find it right now
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post #10 of 22
Asus has better warranty support.


and it's a tri slot cooler... get it.
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