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Which GTX 670 should I get?

post #1 of 21
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I've had this 670 recommended to me, as well as this one.

Which is better and why? I don't know if I care about the voltage being unlocked unless I water-cool in the future.

Or should I be looking at a different 670? I'm not really looking for AMD recommendations -- I've had better experience with Nvidia GPUs, personally.
post #2 of 21
Those two are solid choices, the EVGA version is built on the 680 stock PCB and uses the stock cooler for 680's so it's a bit cooler than the stock 670's and has a transferable warranty. I personally have one of these the MSI version was not out when I got it.

The MSI tf2 will be a bit cooler even. I would choose this one if I had to buy it over again.
The Asus DCII is also a great choice too.

It all comes down to which company, design and warranty you like best. In the end they'll all get you to the same place.
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I recommend my Gigabyte N670-OC-2GD

Build on a 680 PCB as well, along with a great Tri-fan cooler that keep the card amazing cool& quiet (I never get over 51 in game or benchmarks without OC nor do I hear the card idle or in game) and does so with less Fan% than Blower cooler used for EVGA which means quieter operation, comes with a good factory OC(1058, but in most cases it auto boost to 1150 or higher) & Cost less than both EVGA FTW & MSI PE, it is in fact the same price as the reference card(399.99).
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Great info. I'm most interested in the card that has these features:

High build quality (very important to me)
Quietest operation (extremely important, but I'll be water cooling a few months from now)
Water block availability for when I'm ready to water cool
680 PCB? I've heard this is preferred for some reason

Based on that, which card most closely matches what I'm looking for?
post #5 of 21
I really like the ASUS one. 70C in furmark and insanely quiet at load.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nizzzlle View Post

Those two are solid choices, the EVGA version is built on the 680 stock PCB and uses the stock cooler for 680's so it's a bit cooler than the stock 670's and has a transferable warranty.

Also higher power target smile.gif Really important for Base clock stability.
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Great info. I'm most interested in the card that has these features:
High build quality (very important to me)
Quietest operation (extremely important, but I'll be water cooling a few months from now)
Water block availability for when I'm ready to water cool
680 PCB? I've heard this is preferred for some reason
Based on that, which card most closely matches what I'm looking for?

Probably the eVGA because of the waterblock compatability and the GTX680 PCB. It's preffered because it's been designed to handle a GTX680 which uses a bit more power and produces more heat, therefore it's better quality. I also suggest it due to being able to keep the warranty if you put the block on it, and being transferable and having a good RMA service.

The eVGA card won't be too cool till your waterblock it though, being a reference cooler. It'll still be better then a stock 670 due to being a 680 cooler though.
 
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post #8 of 21
i'd go with the gigabyte, especially if you live in a state that doesnt get taxed by newegg. $40 off with the code and a free copy of borderlands 2. + the card's really good. mine runs fine.
post #9 of 21
The gigabyte one is IMO the best. It has the best cooling, beating even Asus' one by several degrees on load(I believe it was 5-7degrees). It overclocks better than most. In fact it is one of the best ones to get 1300+ Mhz OCK. It comes in at the same price as reference get 670s. It had some issues t the start, but those were fixed with some BIOS fixes(I think it was bios updates, but yes, it was fixed). It also uses GTX 680 pcb layout, so its better build that stock gtx 670. The deal breaker is the blue PCB, but because of the stock GTX 680 pcb, you can mount the EVGA 680 backplate or get a custom one from Dwood(is that the guy, i think so).
post #10 of 21
I was in the same boat, ordered the Gigabyte GTX 670 from Newegg for $360 + Borderlands 2. I did a lot of research and its a highly rated card, not many complaints. I would have gotten the MSI one if it was cheaper because I love my current TFIIs, but for $40 I didn't care that much...The evga cards get you customer support, thats it. No innovation, nothing special, just a price premium based on the name. If you want a 680 pcb and cooler grab a galaxy one for $50 cheaper...
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