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Hey guys looking to buy a GTX 670, and I need it to be quiet. The ASUS DCUII is quietest but it's also the most expensive. Does anyone have any videos or links to compares the ASUS to the Gigabyte Windforce to the EVGA FTW versions? I saw a thread online a while back but can't seem to find that link anymore. Or does anyone have firsthand experience with all 3? From what I've read online the Windforce seems the best balance of sound, performance and price but I'd like to hear it myself first before I buy. Also is this going to be a tight fight if I SLI in the future?
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New thermal paste on the DCII will keep it a good 5C cooler, meaning lower fan speed. It's such a quiet beast. I could barely hear it when I had the stock cooler on. Basically it's inaudible when fan is <40%. Doesn't really become "noisy" till after 70%. I would definitely go for it. Plus my replacement DCII can hit 1293MHz and 750+ on the memory....
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Hey guys looking to buy a GTX 670, and I need it to be quiet. The ASUS DCUII is quietest but it's also the most expensive. Does anyone have any videos or links to compares the ASUS to the Gigabyte Windforce to the EVGA FTW versions? I saw a thread online a while back but can't seem to find that link anymore. Or does anyone have firsthand experience with all 3? From what I've read online the Windforce seems the best balance of sound, performance and price but I'd like to hear it myself first before I buy. Also is this going to be a tight fight if I SLI in the future?

Had a Gigabyte 670, not audible below 50% fan and that's plenty to cool even the max OC.


The ASUS


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You should get the Asus if you can. It's one of the best cards ever made imo. The noise to performance ratio is second to watercooling.

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Hmm the quietest you say...

Interesting review right here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217.html

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My FTW cards are super quiet. Even when sandwiched together they don't make a lot of noise. But them DirectCU II cards.... tongue.gif
 
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why no msi
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Quiet cards? ASUS TOP.
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