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Old September 27, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Buying a GTX 570 - What's better, MSI Twin Frozr III or ASUS Direct CU II

This is a question from MAXPLOSIVE:

Hello Linus! I'm considering buying a GTX 570 and I want the quietest one. Should I buy the Direct CU II or the Twinfrozr III ?
Honestly either of those (or a Windforce card from Gigabyte) will be pretty similar in terms of the noise level. I believe last time I directly compared those series of coolers the TwinFrozr series came out on top, but that was a while ago...

Remember also that fan speeds are controlled by the individual card BIOS and manufacturers can choose how aggressively to ramp up fan speeds when temperatures increase. They can even change these parameters mid-stream on existing products...

So no answer on this will be 100%
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Old September 27, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Depends on where you live in Canada, if you live in Canada at all.

On the east coast, you should get an Asus. Their RMA depot is in Ontario.

On the west coast, go with MSI because their RMA depot is in Vancouver.

If you live in the states... flip a coin?
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Old September 27, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Which one is the cheapest?

They're pretty much on par.
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