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I had an 570 Phantom before the 670 FTW. The Phantom is one of the most silent cards there, with its 3 slow fans, and huge heatsink. It was dead silent in idle, and almost inaudible under load in BF3.
Now the 670 FTW? Same inaudible in idle, and even a bit more silent under load! But there is a price for that, and this is the temperature. Where the 570 Phantom was at max 70 under BF3, the 670FTW goes to 80 at max. But its silent.
And here comes the best: All of these heat, even if its 10 degrees more, is vented out at the rear. So my HDD temps went down ingame from 45 to 35. They dont get hotter at all. Something you wont have with ANY of the nonreference coolers. Sure they cool the card more effective, thus the GPU temperatures more sexy -> but at the cost of blowing all the heat away in every direction in your pc case. Even if you ventillate this out, and even in a huge case, it will mean some degrees more on everyithing you have in there. With smaller cases like mine, even more.
So the DCII may be cooler. A lot. But you get everything else hotter, thus you have to run your case fans at higher rpm. And there your silence goes.
So my pick is clearly the FTW.
Not true, about the DCII, at the last part. I have had my case fans always set to high ( Since I just like it being cooler and there is no controller, theyre set everytime I go in with a little black square thing that stems from the fan) and my CPU has stayed the exact same temp with the 670, even OCd. My case is a little big, but in terms of cable management and air flow...Psh, i have no clue, its all stock setup! lol
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I agree. The whole dumping hot air into the case thing is overrated. I had a stock 680 in my case. Also a windforce 670 and now dcii 670. Saw no noticeable temp difference besides the gpus of course.

I understand if you have a micro case or especially sff. But besides that I think it's a non issue.
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Yeah I had a GTX280 refrence card which heat more heat coming off it then my windforce 670 pumps into the case, it's only an issue if your case has no or very low airflow
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Not true, about the DCII, at the last part. I have had my case fans always set to high ( Since I just like it being cooler and there is no controller, theyre set everytime I go in with a little black square thing that stems from the fan) and my CPU has stayed the exact same temp with the 670, even OCd. My case is a little big, but in terms of cable management and air flow...Psh, i have no clue, its all stock setup! lol

Ok so youre case fans are running on high, to complete the airflow that the dcII does not do. This is exactly what i said: you just lost the uber silence of the DCII smile.gif
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Yes, three weeks ago wink.gif

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Not true, about the DCII, at the last part. I have had my case fans always set to high ( Since I just like it being cooler and there is no controller, theyre set everytime I go in with a little black square thing that stems from the fan) and my CPU has stayed the exact same temp with the 670, even OCd. My case is a little big, but in terms of cable management and air flow...Psh, i have no clue, its all stock setup! lol

Ok so youre case fans are running on high, to complete the airflow that the dcII does not do. This is exactly what i said: you just lost the uber silence of the DCII smile.gif
I have the stock very quiet slow corsair fans that came with my 550D. My rig is very quiet. And my fans are at like 40%.
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My cards going to be here tomorrow, I'm so excited I cant sleep.. I've been using the on board hd 4000, should I uninstall the drivers for that? Also Should I use the molex adapters that come with the card or the 4 pins that came with my PSU?
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If you mean the 6 pins on your cpu yes use them.
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Yes 6 pin sorry. Okay should I remove the Integrated HD 4000 drivers?
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I probably would.
Uninstall
Shut down
Insert gpu
Power on
Install new driver

Something like that. You can leave them in too. I have with a temp gpu knowing I would go back to integrated soon.

But if it's permanent I don't see a reason. Could cause issues.

Also when you power down to insert gpu go in the bios and set default graphics to pci express
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