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Hello all i hope you are all good =)

I had a problem with my GTX 590 POV TGT Charged Version 2 times.. It was always very hot 90° - 100° and now today i've got a message from my PC Shop that Point of View can't repair it more and that i get a credit note.
Now i can take without to give more money a GTX 680. If i give 500 dollars more i can get a 690 but it's just to expensive for me and i really don't need it i have anyway only a resolution of 1920x1200 and i never use 3d.

My question now for you is what version should i take? I will list you here which one i can choose:

Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 2GB
Gigabyte GTX 680 OC 2GB
Point of View TGT Ultra Charged GTX 680 2GB
Palit Jetstream GTX 680 4GB
MSI N680GTX 2GB
Zotac GTX 680 2GB

It's very hard for me to choose. My PC Shop said they are almost all the same you don't really notice a difference. Im scared if i take again a Point of View one that it will have again all the time so hot temperatures? What for me is important that it's not annoying loud and that it has a good cooler.

Im very thankfull if you can tell me which one would you prefer of them. Thanks alot for reading and for your help =).

Greetings Chronus
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Depends on the cooling design. Reference design (stock with different stickers) are all same temp across all card under the same chip.

 
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the POV GTX 680 TGT Ultra charged and Palit GTX 680 Jetstream have good custom coolers and have been reviewed well.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Point_Of_View/GeForce_GTX_680_TGT_Ultra_4_GB/32.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_680_Jet_Stream/32.html
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OP I would recommend a custom cooler card over a ref design GTX 680 with the blower style cooler.
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