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Which GTX 660 TI for Silverstone TJ08-E Case?

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Thread Starter 
Hope this is the right place to put this.

Anyhow, building a computer rig, so have chosen the GTX 660 Ti. I will be using the SilverStone TJ08- E case, worried about proper cooling.

Another problem is which should I choose:

EVGA - Reference, it blows exhaust out the back of the case. Although, it gets hotter then the other ones. Would the $10.00 be worth it for the SuperClocked edition?

ASUS - Cooler design is the thing I am worried about. It runs cooler than the EVGA one, problem is that some of that hot air circulates in the case. Not sure how well the TJ08-E would handle that.

MSI - Same as the above.
post #2 of 14
I would choose the Asus version or the MSI GTX 660ti. From what I've read both of those cards run exceptionally cool compared to EVGA, which is just a reference card. The Silverstone case should handle it fine. I'm looking at it right now, and it has a fan that pulls air in from the front, and has the option to have another fan pull air out from the back. Buy an extra fan to put in the back of the case and you should be good to go.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
I plan on running a Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer, so it would act like a exhaust I think. Just worried about the heat that will come off the ASUS card. It being close the PSU and some other things. Plus, that hot air floating around in there might up the temperatures.
post #4 of 14
If it does up the temperatures it won't be by an extreme amount, 5 degrees at most. I have a cheap Rosewill Micro ATX slim case which is much smaller and more cramped than your Silverstone. It has one tiny 80mm fan and my temperatures are very reasonable even when playing games. I have an HD 6670 and an Intel G620 in it with just a simple stock fan.
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Still nervous about buying it. The ASUS would match the Motherboard at least. =P Asus Maximus V Gene.

What about warranties? Does EVGA have a better warranty? Like how is their customer service, etc?
post #6 of 14
I will say EVGA has incredible customer service and a great warranty. I know from personal experience. I'm not quite sure what you are nervous about. Are you planning to overclock your CPU and/or Video Card? Video cards can handle high temperatures.
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post #7 of 14
i just ordered the evga superclocked today, and i feel confidant about, having owned like 5 other evga cards.
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator View Post

i just ordered the evga superclocked today, and i feel confidant about, having owned like 5 other evga cards.

How is the performance and heat for the ones you owned?
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Originally Posted by HydrogenHuman View Post

I will say EVGA has incredible customer service and a great warranty. I know from personal experience. I'm not quite sure what you are nervous about. Are you planning to overclock your CPU and/or Video Card? Video cards can handle high temperatures.

Yeah, I am worried about temperatures, if they can handle it and be fine. I may try overclocking, as it will be my first time, so I could try doing small tweaks and see if I can get a little more out of the card.
post #9 of 14
This might be a little off topic but what GTX 660 ti would be best for a corsair 600t case.
post #10 of 14
I personally would just take the plunge and buy either the MSI or the Asus GTX 660ti like I said before. It can been nerve wracking building your first computer, but you have to realize that a GPU can handle 80 degrees CELSIUS no problem. My EVGA Superclocked goes to those temperatures when gaming, but the rest of my computer is fine. With the ASUS or the MSI your temperatures won't go above 62C with the aftermarket coolers on them. This is providing you aren't overclocking them or are keeping them at factory settings.
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Crucial M4 64 Crucial M4 256 Gb Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Gb Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Acer 27" LCD Monitor (60Hz) Logitech G-110 Corsair TX-750 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 Crucial M4 256 Gb Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Gb Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Acer 27" LCD Monitor (60Hz) Logitech G-110 Corsair TX-750 
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NZXT Phantom (White) Logitech MX-518 Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers Asus Xonar D1 
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Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 115... Foxconn H61MXV LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Int... HIS H667FN1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 P... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM ... LITE-ON DVD Burner LOGISYS Computer IC211HTPC 80mm Hydro Bearing C... Windows 7 Home Premium 
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