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Overclock advice

I've decided to stick with my original decision and buy a GTX 580, but I would like to overclock it as much as possible while staying safe.
So if you have an advice on which brand would be best suited for it, and how I should go about kicking it up while testing that it's safe to run.

I will include my PSU and CPU info incase you would like to know it,

CPU: Phenom x4 965 BE @3.4GHz (thinking of OC to 3.8GHz)
PSU: Silencer 750W (it's for a server)
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  1. EVGA's warranty covers overclocking.. very big reason to go for them ;).
  2. EVGA is a good brand cause it gives you warranty for overclocking cards. You could also buy an already overclocked 580 GTX so that it gives you warranty as well. Other good brands are Zotac, Palit.
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    Palit has fairly decent cooling, I'm not as sure on Zotacs quality though.
    EVGA is a great choice when you're looking to overclock yourself.
    Gigabyte is another good company due to it's cooling solution, but I don't think there's a twin fan cooler model yet.
  4. I saw ZOTACs overclocked card, don't feel its worth 550$ really.
    I like Gigabyte and 3 years is quite a warranty.

    Didn't look into EVGA yet.

    Thanks for the info, do you think I should OC my CPU past 3.8GHz on stock cooling?
  5. sowexly said:
    I saw ZOTACs overclocked card, don't feel its worth 550$ really.
    I like Gigabyte and 3 years is quite a warranty.

    Didn't look into EVGA yet.

    Thanks for the info, do you think I should OC my CPU past 3.8GHz on stock cooling?


    You'd get a slight performance increase, but I don't see it being a huge difference from what you have now.
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