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So I've got my GTX 480 with an Antec 620 water cooler, and I'll be upgrading to the GTX 670 in the spring, with another to SLI soon after. My sig rig is what's being updated and I'd like some input to keep temps as low as possible, while keep the rig super quiet. I've always bought EVGA cards, but other retailers are now coming out with better cooling systems- what do you think? Currently I'm running a two monitor setup, one ~20" @ 1600x900 (60Hz) and my main 27" 1920x1080 (60Hz). After my first 670, I'll be looking to get into 120Hz gaming (I haven't decided 24" or 27", but it will be 1920x1080.)

I might keep the Antec 620 and slap it on one of the 670's when I SLI or right off the bat, depending on if I sell it with the 480.

Watcha think OCN?? biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 11
Based solely off what I've read so far. The Gigabyte 670 seems to be the forerunner right now. The extended PCB vs. the reference has 5 stage power management whereas the reference has 4. This gives the card better stability. Not to mention you're getting a factory OCed card out of the box which I assume the chips are being hand picked since availability of the GB GTX670 is super limited.

The Gigabyte GTX670 is my suggestion to you hands down.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Victus View Post

Based solely off what I've read so far. The Gigabyte 670 seems to be the forerunner right now. The extended PCB vs. the reference has 5 stage power management whereas the reference has 4. This gives the card better stability. Not to mention you're getting a factory OCed card out of the box which I assume the chips are being hand picked since availability of the GB GTX670 is super limited.
The Gigabyte GTX670 is my suggestion to you hands down.

Thanks for your input, +rep! thumb.gif

Any other submissions? tongue.gif
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post #4 of 11
Do you need a 670 right now? Then the Gigabyte.

Will you be watercooling? Then the Gigabyte (can use the 680 blocks unlike the other 670s).

If you can wait another week and a half or 2, or will only use aircooling, then the Asus Direct Cu II TOP.
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I won't be upgrading till the Spring thumb.gif

I may do "The Mod", but no custom loop.
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post #6 of 11
Isn't it Spring right now?

and I agree the Gigabyte is the way to go if you want one RIGHT NOW...supposedly the Asus TOP version will come out in a week or two...and rumors have it that it will OC better than the Gigabyte...but I don't know if that extra "oomph" will be any useful in gaming scenarios...my guess is that it will only be useful for showing off that e-peen...regardless though, both Asus and Gigabyte will be front runners in the next month for GTX 670
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post #7 of 11
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By spring I mean spring 2013 thumb.gif
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolmain View Post

By spring I mean spring 2013 thumb.gif

By 2013 the 8000 will have dropped or there will be a 4GB 670 at great cost and performance. No sense in shopping now.
post #9 of 11
Exactly. I was so confused when he said Spring. By then you're going to be looking at Big Kepler.
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post #10 of 11
if you're thinking about that far ahead....GTX 670 will be replaced by then...but if you still want to stick with the 670, I'm sure you can score a great deal by then...maybe $250? Buy a pair for SLI...$500 and it will last you quite some time...at least thats my guesstimate even though its 1 year from now
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