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Would my xfx pro 650w be enough for 2 gigabyte 670's ??
It would be enough especially if you don't plan to overclock the 670's. Gigabyte model has 8+6 pin power connectors so it can suck more power when overclocking compared to reference cards.
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I was just wondering about that too..
Also for anyone looking to fit the EVGA gtx680 backplates to these Gigabyte windforce 670's, I have just tried to fit it, and you WON'T be able to use the supplied screws as they are a bigger thread size than what Giga. use. But, the stock screws are long enough to be used with the backplate.. I have attached an image to get a visual of what I mean. The yellow circles are the holes that can be used (ie with thread in the cooler) , and the arrow is pretty self explanitory. Basically with that spacer on the backplate it hits on the support brace on the top of the card, so it needs to be ground down so it can sit properly, otherwise it will have a fair amount of bow in the backplate. Hope this helps anyone looking to install the EVGA backplate. Also be very careful with the screws as the thread is very fine and could strip/crossthread very easily.
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What about the EVGA GtX670 backplates available here: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=M021-00-000012&family=Accessories%20-%20Hardware&sw=4

Anyone tried that yet?
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What about the EVGA GtX670 backplates available here: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=M021-00-000012&family=Accessories%20-%20Hardware&sw=4
Anyone tried that yet?

Unlikely to work. The EVGA 670 is 9" long, while the Gigabyte 670 is based off the 10" 680 PCB.
    
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Bought mine here since I don't have to pay tax. It is will take it's time to get here however. mad.gif
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/include/nvidia_gtx670.asp?srkey=gtx%20670

I got this before they ran out of stock: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2585856
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What about the EVGA GtX670 backplates available here: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=M021-00-000012&family=Accessories%20-%20Hardware&sw=4
Anyone tried that yet?

Unfortunately that wouldn't work with the Gigabyte windforce card, as it uses a 680 pcb.
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Hey sorry that I'm late too the party...but if someone could help me out...reps will be given
Does this model have a fan speed lock? I believe reference cards are 80%, which kinda sucks, especially if you want to keep your card cool with an overclock, and game with headphones
Also, does this card support upping voltage like the previous Gen cards? Or does the card automatically down volt itself (to factory parameters) anytime it detects the user upping voltage?

Fan speed is unlocked, I can set mine to 100%. And Voltage is locked to a max of 1.175v, the V fluctuates with the core clock though.
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Bought mine here since I don't have to pay tax. It is will take it's time to get here however. mad.gif
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/include/nvidia_gtx670.asp?srkey=gtx%20670
I got this before they ran out of stock: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2585856

According to other computer related forums, tigerdirect is just selling back-orders without explicitly mentioning it on their website. If you call them and ask them about it they will tell you it's currently out of stock and that they will be getting another shipment on the 18-20th. I have no idea if this is true or not, but given tigerdirects shady history, it wouldn't surprise me in the least. I mean, they're claiming the 670 goes for $999 and that by ordering today you save $600 for Christ sake. I could never take a company that exploitative seriously.
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hey guys just ordered one of these. First time going gigabyte. Do I need to register the card on gigabytes site like you do with evga before 30 days to qualify for the warranty?
post #728 of 1506
Just got home to test out both my Windforce's.


The first was stable at +173/+300 for a clock of 1323Mhz core. I haven't tried out my second one yet but will post later with pics
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We'll be looking forward to it Rubic ... grats!
    
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Anyone in Brisbane, Australia looking for some, I found a retailer with the GB windforce for less than $500.. Wish I had have seen this last night when I picked up my 2nd card.. haha.
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/parts.aspx?qryPart=13763
 
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