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Do you think we'll eventually see shorter versions of the 670? I hope so.
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Anyone know if/when the Palit jet force gtx 670 will be available on newegg/amazon (or any primary U.S. e-vendors) ? Also, more generally, will the evga backplate fit such half-way custom pcb's like the one palit made? I mean, I like how some companies like Gigabyte and Zotac have their 670's on 680 pcb, but I like the short look of the ref. gtx 670's hahaha.
    
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Get the Gigabyte gtx670 OC. Has the same pcb and power delivery as the Gigabyte gtx680 OC.

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get the gigabyte card

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I'm going to get the Asus DCII, I can wait smile.gif

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Get the Asus or the Gigabyte.

I have the Lian Li PCQ08 case with NOT much airflow...would these internal exhaust cards do me any good?

I know that the boost clock matters a lot on the thermal thresh hold of the card so the cooler it runs the higher the probable boost clock.....but i dont have good airflow in my case frown.gif
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Just bought a Galaxy 670. I hope Galaxy's baby delivers well.. I know their reputation is low, but they all have the same ref card so I guess it works out fine
Edited by Empr1ze - 5/12/12 at 4:06pm
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If your case has low airflow, do not get the Gigabyte Windforce model. They require a good bit of airflow (or at the very least efficient exhaust) otherwise they will dump oodles of heat into the case. The WindForce design is fantastic for moderate to high airflow cases, but in cramped spaces and low-airflow environments they just are not ideal. They have heatsink fins that run perpendicular to the length of the card which causes heat to exhaust toward the motherboard and toward the case side panel. I believe that heatsink fins that run parallel to the length of the card and exhaust heat from its front and back are more efficient in lower airflow situations as it allows some heat to exhaust outside of the case or at least to cooler areas of the case.

I won't be satisfied until GTX 670 models are released with slightly longer PCBs and radial, GTX 560 Ti-esque coolers, which is more than doable thanks to its 175w or so TDP. (GTX 560 Ti TDP is 170w) The performance with these cards is fairly epic, but I'm a bit cheesed off at nVidia for the cooling and PCB design.

My two cents, anyway. Disregard if you have solid airflow or do not mind higher noise levels that result from using this style of cooler in a low airflow environment.

Also, Galaxy is a fine brand smile.gif
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the galaxy OC card looks like a great card as well....

Im guessing that card, GB windofrce and DCUII will dominate the market.

I dont mind noise....I like my PC to sound like a lawn mower biggrin.gif
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the galaxy OC card looks like a great card as well....
Im guessing that card, GB windofrce and DCUII will dominate the market.

edit: nvm tongue.gif
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edit: nvm tongue.gif
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I dont mind noise....I like my PC to sound like a lawn mower biggrin.gif
You should use Delta fans. tongue.gif
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You should use Delta fans. tongue.gif

well not THAT loud... biggrin.gif
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