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Yes as a 700 series due out December / January time frame as Maxwell to compete with AMD's next series.
If you think you'll be seeing Maxwell in that timeframe, prepare to be disappointed.
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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

This exactly! Here is my setup with 2 GTX 670's sandwiched in SLI.

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When I originally had my side fan blowing onto the cards the temps of the temp card skyrocketed in BF3 to 88C!!! After that I turned it around to blow out and setup another fan to blow onto the back of the cards like this

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Now the temps are much more manageable around 76C top card and 61C bottom card.
    
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guess im SOL with my case for a GB card and i need like a EVGA SC reference design?? frown.gif

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This exactly!
Now the temps are much more manageable around 76C top card and 61C bottom card.

Is that just a stock fractal core 1000 aside from the side fan mod? So you only have the single 120mm in the front, that side fan, and the single rear 92mm fan?
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Any GTX670 with the small PCB that got a stronger than referance VRM ?
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Any GTX670 with the small PCB that got a stronger than referance VRM ?

Why does it really matter, when they're all voltage locked anyway? confused.gif
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Would a hardmod not fix it redface.gif
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Would a hardmod not fix it redface.gif

I've seen a few people use those EVGA VRM boards to do it, so yeah it could. Thing is though, thats usually used on DICE or LN2, not on traditional cooling for 24/7 stable clocks.
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Usually = Boring biggrin.gif

Going after the small PCB, Fullcover Waterblock, and Vmod so would love a stronger VRM.
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Is that just a stock fractal core 1000 aside from the side fan mod? So you only have the single 120mm in the front, that side fan, and the single rear 92mm fan?

Yup stock Fractal Core 1000. If by mod you mean me turning the fan around then yes but it was always there.

When not gaming the PC is pretty much silent since I do have a fan controller and set all fans to 40% but while gaming it sounds like a jet engine which is ok since I game with a headset. I'm contemplating putting everything back into my Antec 1200 and going watercooling in the near future since the reference 680 blocks will fit the Windforces.
    
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