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Buy MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II/OC for $335 now or wait?

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November 24, 2011 7:02:53 PM

Waited to see if any deals at black friday, didn't see much. There was a deal for 6970 on newegg but since I live in Cali, after tax it comes out to about the same as this really good MSI card that gets 5 star over 50+ review on newegg.

I'm not very familiar with video card prices, sale trends, and if its a good time to buy now. I wouldn't mind it if I'm missing out on a $20-30 discount opportunity, but don't know if steeper discount may come later this year.

Anyone foresee any good deals before the year ends? Or should I just get this beauty for $335 and call it a day?

a c 251 U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 7:25:12 PM

I'm vot sure what card you are refering to , I just went on to Newegg and the 6970 that was there was $389.99 and a $30 rebate for $359.99 where did you see one for $335 and you should pick it up if it's that low.
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a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 1:38:32 AM

I didn't know they paired the GTX 570 with the Twin Frozr II cooler, I thought they only paired it with the Twin Frozr III cooler.
November 25, 2011 2:01:55 AM

Hm maybe it's cheaper because it's the Twin Frozr II and not III cooler...

Would it even make that much of a difference though?
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 2:08:07 AM

The "Power Edition" of the card is matched with the TF III cooler. I am not entirely sure what the difference is but I believe the "Power Edition" is overclocked even further and may have different components / features which aide in the overclocking process.

Seeing as how the difference between the two is only 30 dollars, I would purchase the "Power Edition" variant.
a c 251 U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 2:32:46 AM

The "Power Edition" is the Twin Frozer 111 and it is clocked at 770 nhz The other one , the Twin Frozer 11 is clocked at 750mhz so it doesn't seem worth it to get the Twin Frozer 111 for $30 more and it's only 20mhz faster clock. Stick with the Twin Frozer 11.
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 2:35:38 AM

I did read that a few people were having trouble with the TF II cooler, mainly on the GTX 560. The fan blades were hitting the aluminum fins, which obviously isn't good.

I am not sure if the TF III cooler has this issue but I haven't heard any complaints about it, only praise.
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 2:41:44 AM

I've read elsewhere the twinfrozer II is quieter
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 3:06:18 AM

Oh, I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the TF II cooler, a few duds definitely should not deter you from purchasing the card.

If you have the money and are not on a budget, I see no reason not to get the TF III PE card.