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I've got a chance of picking either one of these up for 320 quid (~$510).

Which would you guys recommend? I know EVGA are reputable but I've had no experience with Gainwood.

The EVGA is 2 months old and from a Uni friend and the Gainwood is brand new.
Edited by Mobius01 - 3/26/11 at 2:32pm
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From my experience, and many others, EVGA tends to favor warranties more. So the question is, was the card properly registered?

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Take the EVGA, the "GOOD" edition from Gainward is not a reference card, so if you want to watercool later, you cant take a full cover block
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If you don't plan on watercooling it, I'd take the Gainward ..

A couple years warranty is plenty, and Gainward is just a decent company as Evga as far as I'm aware. Plus, even though the 580 is said to be quieter than its predecessor, reference cooling will still be noisy compared to a good custom cooler ..
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Take the EVGA, the "GOOD" edition from Gainward is not a reference card, so if you want to watercool later, you cant take a full cover block
Exactly the reason I just purchased it. It also came with the EVGA backplate.
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