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You won't be hitting a 1GHz with out sub-zero temps or water cooling. Just not happening.

A moderately good overclock is between 930-960 MHz there is no difference in the ASUS DCUII or the Lightning. Its a GPU issue, not a power supply one. Now, you can get 1400 MHz on a LN2 MSI which is pretty darn cool. But doesn't affect our Scy boy.

You have to be realistic.



Now noise wise (get Lightning II) the Twin Frozrs are pretty quiet. I had a 5870 one from MSI. Very cool, but more importantly very quiet. I think they are also taller though so you have to keep that in mind.

Check out all the different aftermarket coolers though. They all pretty much work well.

P.S. Just nabbed 8th in the world with the GTX 590s beating out some quad GTX 580s at stock clocks on the GPUs
http://www.hwbot.org/rankings/benchm.../world_records

Sure you don't want GTX 590s?

http://www.hwbot.org/rankings/benchm...(dx9)/rankings
Also its ranked 3rd out of all the quad GPU setups for DX9. If you visit sort GPUs by x4 to remove all the duplicates and isolate just Quads
The V-Switches unlocks the maximum voltage on the card. Offcourse, you need Afterburner Extreme for that

They said that every Lightning sample works at least 1000MHz stable on air...

from xtremesystems
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=267427

those are ES.
http://lab501.ro/placi-video/msi-n58...ace-aparitia/5

990mhz done. What you talkin bout willius? 990mhz- 1ghz. >.> SCREW that much VRAM, crysis (ok maybe a mega texture pack) doesn't take more than maybe 1.2 (a 470s vram). METRO on the other hand does, but its one game >.>

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The V-Switches unlocks the maximum voltage on the card. Offcourse, you need Afterburner Extreme for that

They said that every Lightning sample works at least 1000MHz stable on air...

from xtremesystems
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=267427

those are ES.
http://lab501.ro/placi-video/msi-n58...ace-aparitia/5

990mhz done. What you talkin bout willius? 990mhz- 1ghz. >.> SCREW that much VRAM, crysis (ok maybe a mega texture pack) doesn't take more than maybe 1.2 (a 470s vram). METRO on the other hand does, but its one game >.>

LIGHTNING LIGHTNING LIGHTNING GO GO GO. Haters gon hate.
NEWEGG JUST WENT OUT OF STOCK!!

I was right about to purchase it :C

Damn it. Damn it to all hell!!
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NEWEGG JUST WENT OUT OF STOCK!!

I was right about to purchase it :C

Damn it. Damn it to all hell!!
Sigh. It's a sign. Wait for the Evga Gtx 580 3gb

-sniff sniff- -wallows in tears and leaves-
     
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The 3GB isn't going to be out this week, source being an EVGA employee on the boards. I was getting the lightning as I wanted a solution now...and I swear, as I hit add to cart, it was gone.

Now I'm going to be tempted for the 590 Quad, since that will come back in stock before the lightning does. I don't want to deal with the stutter issues of a quad..I hate life.
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