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Actually, you have that backwards.

GTX 580 is a HORRIBLE choice, being the same price as two of its competitors.

GTX 570s die on stock voltage.

GTX 590 is a great card for the money, but needs non-reference coolers/water-cooling to take advantage of. Hence my title.
The 590 might be having a driver issue, but still laughable that such a mistake is even possible. And you're right about the cooling.

I heard that some non reference 570s are better than the reference ones.

The 580 was just a pure guess, but looking at reviews now, it is indeed horrible. I stand corrected.
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post #12 of 41
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I was planning on just getting one card like the 590 and using one 460 for physx (if that setup would work). And whatever card/cards i get will definitly be under water.
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post #13 of 41
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The 590 might be having a driver issue, but still laughable that such a mistake is even possible. And you're right about the cooling.
Actually, the only instances where the GTX 590 was killed were when the reviewers put >1.1v through the poor card.


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I was planning on just getting one card like the 590 and using one 460 for physx (if that setup would work). And whatever card/cards i get will definitly be under water.
As far as I know, PhysX is useless. Even the most PhysX-heavy game gets 100fps MIN @ 2560x1600 w/8xAA on a single GTX 590.

And if you're watercooling it.. GTX 590 is your definitive bet. Heck, why not get two.
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post #14 of 41
All GF110 and GF104 Fermi's OC good. It depends how far of a overvolt you are willing to go.
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post #15 of 41
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ya i just saw the price for the 590's on newwgg. Would something like the Evga gtx 560 ti overclocked be a decent alternative?
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post #16 of 41
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All GF110 and GF104 Fermi's OC good. It depends how far of a overvolt you are willing to go.
You mean GF110 and GF114, right?

Well, the GF104 and GF100 cards OC pretty damn good, too.

The irony is, the better overclocking GPUs - GF114 and GF110 (with exception to the uber-expensive GTX 580) have horrible capacitor design and end up frying when over-volted.
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post #17 of 41
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ya i just saw the price for the 590's on newwgg. Would something like the Evga gtx 560 ti overclocked be a decent alternative?
In performance, GTX 560 Tis at STOCK will equate to a GTX 590 at STOCK.

In price, GTX 560 Tis will cost 200$ less.

But HD 6950s will cost EVEN LESS and perform EVEN BETTER than GTX 590, even when overclocked.
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some real experts over here..lol
    
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post #19 of 41
best oc card?

MSI GTX 275 lightning.

Best Card from current gen? probably 580 or 550/560
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post #20 of 41
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best oc card?

MSI GTX 275 lightning.

Best Card from current gen? probably 580 or 550/560
LOL

Read the thread, Reflex.

HD 6950s is where it's at.
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