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Hey OCN, for a while now I've been looking at the GTX 570 Gainward Phantom.

I love the way the card looks and it's powerful enough for my needs. But still I'm uncertain about getting it, perhaps it's the lack of reviews and recommendations? I haven't seen much reviews about it, the only "legit" vid on youtube is from OC3D TV, I must have watched it over 5 times already by now.

Things that matter to me about this card;

- It's quiet, big, big plus for me.
- It's looks like sex on a stick.
- It's a 570, so it's powerful enough and there won't be any problems unless I mess with the voltage.

Still I'm not convinced! Please smack me with some solid info that this card is worth buying.

Yes, I'm moving from AMD, I'm sick of the noise.
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post #2 of 35
I believe it's actually one of the better 570's. It's non reference so it shouldn't have the problems that other 570's are having with vrm's blowing up.
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^ Thank's, that's one vote. rep+
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It has more VRMs than the reference card, and it has a very nice cooling solution, so it should be a better OCer than the reference one.

I would say go for it if you want to. Its a nice pick.
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Bingo! Thanks.
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It has more VRMs than the reference card, and it has a very nice cooling solution, so it should be a better OCer than the reference one.

I would say go for it if you want to. Its a nice pick.
Yup, this. It does look very, very sexy.

Just imagine it in your PC. Silently maxing all of your games.

Do eet. Do eet.
    
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post #7 of 35
Go for it, it's a drop dead gorgeous card, and it's non reference so It has more vrms like the others mentioned.
    
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post #8 of 35
I've only had one Gainward card, a GTX 260 that I bought on the day it was released, so I don't have a lot of experience with them as a company. It has been pretty good to me however, never any problems.

I've eyed these cards myself a time or two. If I wasn't into watercooling I would probably give one of them a shot.

If you plan on watercooling, you might want to stay away, since it is non-reference you might have trouble finding blocks for it. If you're not planning on watercooling, go ahead and give it a shot and let us know what you think

Also, here you go: http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=926364

Oooo, it looks like it has displayport too
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post #9 of 35
Yea I see no reason not to get it, as you mentioned it has a quiet and effective cooler, it shouldn't have the VRM problems the reference one does although as you know according to TTL at least voltage adjustment is a no go. As long as you can fit it's 2.5-3 slot requirement then I would go for it. Good luck and let post your impressions if you do get it.
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post #10 of 35
why not go for something that looks a little different in your rig. Mate I agree it is sex in a PCI-E x16 slot mate.
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