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Originally Posted by mongoloid;12866590 
Look at those...mother of god...

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from SemiAccurate.com

MSI had a bad rep for a while for quality, especially with mobos crapping out. It looks like they took the lesson to heart and decided to make sure that their products are quality (at least their video cards).

Those VRMs are sexy. Non-reference 580 ftw!
Edited by coelacanth - 3/25/11 at 9:50pm
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omg i love MSI
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I'll stick with my Asus Direct CU-II...

They have already proven to be the highest overclocking 580's and they come in cheaper than the reference cards wink.gif
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Card looks pretty awesome
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Originally Posted by Robilar;12874113 
I'll stick with my Asus Direct CU-II...

They have already proven to be the highest overclocking 580's and they come in cheaper than the reference cards wink.gif

Robilar, why are you party-pooping?

You gonna SLI those triple-slot cards? Might be a tad easier with some Twin Frozr III dual slots biggrin.gif (I'm just jealous.)
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Originally Posted by coelacanth;12874212 
Robilar, why are you party-pooping?

You gonna SLI those triple-slot cards? Might be a tad easier with some Twin Frozr III dual slots biggrin.gif (I'm just jealous.)

As a matter of fact yes... biggrin.gif

Picking up card #2 tomorrow morning.

My motherboard will take both and I can still use my sound card without issue.
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As a matter of fact yes... biggrin.gif

Picking up card #2 tomorrow morning.

My motherboard will take both and I can still use my sound card without issue.

Dude your mobo has a pretty sick layout! PCI-E 1x sound card + 2 triple-slot gfx cards.

Enjoy! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by coelacanth;12874552 
Dude your mobo has a pretty sick layout! PCI-E 1x sound card + 2 triple-slot gfx cards.

Enjoy! thumb.gif

I planned it out that way. I had a stock MSI GTX580 that I sold with the intention of going with 2 of the Asus Direct CU-II's. Also I refuse to use onboard sound. I looked at the Maximus IV Extreme but it will not work with a sound card (unless I change my case to an 8 rear slot or better).
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Originally Posted by Robilar;12874113 
I'll stick with my Asus Direct CU-II...

They have already proven to be the highest overclocking 580's and they come in cheaper than the reference cards wink.gif
Proven? How? Not knocking the Asus cards,they are top notch,but a little early to declare a winner no?
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post #30 of 99
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Proven? How? Not knocking the Asus cards,they are top notch,but a little early to declare a winner no?

Cept Shamino did like 1500 mhz+ on that Asus 580... When the Lightening does that, PM me...
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