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Unboxing my new GTX 580 Lightning so stoked!

UPS did thier worst on the box lol! The cat wants in!


Yay for packing peanuts!


Im a big flight sim guy and a pilot so I got excited about the cover art on the box!




This card is huge had no idea!


Nice detail on the edge!


Powerd up!


In the case!


Will be running some benchies soon! Will be on I7 2600K soon so hopefully these numbers will be better later.
Heaven 2.5 Just did it real quick probably could squeeze a little more but well do more once I get my new CPU. Looks like the Phenom can keep up with it I am getting 100% usage.

Edited by Hawk777th - 4/19/11 at 2:38pm
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Wow... I've been thinking if I should returen my single 6970 to my local retailer and instead of buying another 6970 for crossfire buy a single GTX 580?
     
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Shame to see one of these on air
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Nice 580, I love mine as well. LOL at the huge card. With my Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus cooler, it is i think 1 inch longer than the card.
Edited by PcKiller - 4/19/11 at 1:33pm
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Shame to see one of these on air
I know. . At least if someone could throw an MCW80 on it with come chilled water would be awesome.
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Wish there was more in the manual explaining all of what the switched do etc.
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post
Unboxing my new GTX 580 Lightning so stoked!

UPS did thier worst on the box lol! The cat wants in!
I don't like the UPS people that handle your delivery Anyway, excellent purchase

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Wow... I've been thinking if I should returen my single 6970 to my local retailer and instead of buying another 6970 for crossfire buy a single GTX 580?
You can always buy a 6970 Lightning if you wanna save $100...GTX 580 performance when OV'ed & OC'ed
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Are the power lights in the red normal
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Or continue to go with the GTX 580 and over clock that for more performance than a GTX 580.

Wut?
    
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Are the power lights in the red normal
Check out this video review. This guy will take you through the card's features


Also, Google some site reviews. Usually they will explain some things that you're curious about

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Or continue to go with the GTX 580 and over clock that for more performance than a GTX 580.

Wut?
True dat!
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