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Hi,
So i'm on my second XFX HD 7970.
The first one was overclocking well, even if the voltage is now locked on those cards, but it had severe caps whining. I've RMA'd it and my replacement overclock like crap (I cant even hit GHZ edition specs) and still whine, on top of that. It's not that bad in normal load, but it get really loud during synthetics.

So I decided to get a GTX 670 instead, since they are the same price.
I know that the HD 7970 perform better, but I absolutely cannot stand coil whine, as I have a very sensitive hearing and the locked voltage just kill it for me.

/rant

So, which GTX 670 should I take?

The thing that I'm the most concerned about it the quality of the support, and the warranty (Dont recommend me the asus card.)
Aesthetics are a plus, but not needed.


I'll be ordering from this website : http://ncix.com/promo/promosale.php?webid=ActionPacked2012
I'd like to keep it under 380$.

Cheers!
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http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=72914&vpn=N670%20PE%202GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1230
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That's the one I was looking at.

The 670 FTW also looked nice.
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I think evga is most recommended for quality of the support and warranty, but for Aesthetics thats for you to decide because for me personally I like them all stock.
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I think evga is most recommended for quality of the support and warranty, but for Aesthetics thats for you to decide because for me personally I like them all stock.

Yeah, i'm leaning toward EVGA TBH.

I dont mind the aesthetics, I just want a solid customer service to back up my card.
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MSI PE or EVGA FTW
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MSI PE or EVGA FTW

Received my 670 FTW yesterday thumb.gif

I'm really impressed. I'm getting 53 fps in heaven, while my xfx 7970 would give me only 48 @ 1050 (it would not go further than this).
It's also more quieter. This card really is a win.
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Received my 670 FTW yesterday thumb.gif
I'm really impressed. I'm getting 53 fps in heaven, while my xfx 7970 would give me only 48 @ 1050 (it would not go further than this).
It's also more quieter. This card really is a win.

wow FOR THE WIN card, great... thumb.gif but your core clock (yeah + boost + kepler boost)?
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wow FOR THE WIN card, great... thumb.gif but your core clock (yeah + boost + kepler boost)?

Im folding with it right now. It's sitting at 1228 core with a +206 memory offset and +41 core offset. I can get it to 1285 core but I get more performance from the memory overclock.
Folding temps are 67c with the fan set at 67%. It's almost inaudible. I really like it.
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Im folding with it right now. It's sitting at 1228 core with a +206 memory offset and +41 core offset. I can get it to 1285 core but I get more performance from the memory overclock.
Folding temps are 67c with the fan set at 67%. It's almost inaudible. I really like it.

1285 Mhz you can get 53 fps in heaven? Impressive...are you sure that you enable 8xAA to completely stress the GPU?
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