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post #1 of 10
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I've been doing research on these two GTX 580 cards.

EVGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587
VS
ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429

I'm still up in the air about which one to go with because they are the same price. The cooling on ASUS seems to be a lot better with the CUII but the warranty and the size are the pros on the EVGA version of the card.
I am going to be using a gigabyte P67-UD7 and possibly SLIing at a future date.
I'm worried that the ASUS will prove to be too large (3 slots wide) to SLI and\\or cause heat problems from being too close together. All this is for a sandy bridge build I'm working on.
Thanks in advance for the input.
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Asus because the warranty is 10x more awesome. Plus it has a better VRM and will OC quite a bit better with added volts because of it
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Get the MSI Twin Frozr II. MSI is a great company to deal with. I have only had to do one RMA with them and they responded the next day after I had submitted it at around 11pm. I love mine. Great temps and silent. I always get rebates from MSI as well, always been good to me. I have been buying from them for ~10 years.
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Id be going the Asus without blinking over the stock cooler of the EVGA.
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post #5 of 10
I thought EVGA had the best warrenty when it came to graphics cards.. They are the most lenient from what I've seen on the forums.

Edit: On the other hand, Asus warrenty isn't bad either and seems to have a better product design, your call
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I appreciate the input. I'm still wondering though if there will be difficulties SLIing with the ASUS in a P67-UD7.
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post #7 of 10
asus has the monster cooler, if you dont plan on doing sli go for the asus card! if not, go for the twin frozr 2 from msi. I usually support third party coolers on higher end cards because they run so hot.
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post #8 of 10
I'd say just find the cheapest 580 you can find and stick a Shaman or an accelero xtreme on it. You will find way better performance that way.

edit: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1595845

here is a cheap one right now for sale.
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I'm going to do some research on the MSI to see how it checks out.
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post #10 of 10
i have two of the asus ones, very very quiet and cool aswell. The temps are great with these cards in sli. However like you have stated you need to make sure you have space for them.. if you do go for it, I have not regretted it since.
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