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Im upgrading my whole rig, and i was thinking about a 570, so which one do you recommend? i was thinking about gigabyte because of its 3 fans design, or asus directcu II? or there is a better one? should i get a aftermarket cooler like artic cooler acelero extreme?

Offtopic question: im getting the antec 120 and for cooling a i5 2500k whats better, a corsair h70 or a coolermaster v10?
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To be honest, the reference one is good. It's not loud and it's really cool. At max voltage and 60% fan, it loads at 63-66 celcius.
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With Nvidia, I've always chosen EVGA.
    
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Evga.
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I'd highly recommend the 570 Phantom, it's beautiful, as cheap as other 570's (at least where i'm at), and the cooler is great. I've turned it down so it never gets above 35 %, and even then it loads at ~60 C ..
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The asus directcu II and the Gainward Phantom are the best i think.
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post #7 of 12
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i wont watercool as i must investigate more as i never watercooled something before, anyways its a good idea to install an aftermarket cooler like the artic cooler acelero extreme and increase the voltage to get better oc's? i heard a lot of people burning down their 570 because of a bad oc.

also if i get an aftermarket cooler, its good to install a backplate so it doesnt bends down?
    
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post #8 of 12
i would say gainward phantom
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I've heard some bad things about Gainward recently. I would go for the Asus DirectCU model if you have the space for 3 slots. I would say EVGA though. Best brand for NVIDIA because of their step up program and support. Quality is good too.
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Stock does a good job of cooling, but can get loud when it spins up to about 70%, sounds like a muffled blow dryer on low.

Non-reference, I believe the phantom and DirectCu II are 3 slot cards, so watch your PCI-E slot spacing if you have plans to SLI.

I would buy the 570s with aftermarket cooling already installed Twin Frozr II, DirectCuII, and Phantom if you are planning to upgrade later on, saves you pain and anything going wrong if you are not comfortable modding in the warranty department.
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