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If you really want to go crazy with mods, get the 6GB 7970! thumb.gif
Back to reality, a single 7950 3GB or 7970 3GB would be more than enough.
Depends on if you are running ENB. At that res you would be lucky to get 25-30 fps with a single card. With two 7950s I usually only average 45-50 fps @2560x1600.
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Is this personal preference or is there legitimate pros going with the EVGA over the Gigabyte? I don't intend to OC so out of the box performance and great cooling is my preference.
It would be smarter to go with blower style cards with sli because you will have less issues with temps. Unless you have great air flow and have a decent sized gap between your cards, I would for sure go with the FTW. Plus it has one of the best out of the box performances you can get next to the 670 TOP. And the famous EVGA customer service does not hurt either tongue.gif
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It would be smarter to go with blower style cards with sli because you will have less issues with temps. Unless you have great air flow and have a decent sized gap between your cards, I would for sure go with the FTW. Plus it has one of the best out of the box performances you can get next to the 670 TOP. And the famous EVGA customer service does not hurt either tongue.gif

That's what I am stuck on...cooling.

I have great cooling in my case and room for triple slot cards as well as two fans on the side of the case to vent the air out directly off the cards themselves. BUT...will it be enough in SLI for extended lengths?

Here is a picture when I tested SLI with a friends card. I didn't experience any heat issues then but I also didn't test Skyrim. That should be plenty of room for cooling along with my side fans pulling the hot air out right?

Edited by benben84 - 12/4/12 at 7:16am
 
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Seems quite alright to me. Mostly the effect it'd have that I foresee is the card above would suck up some of the back heat on the lower one. (:
You got plenty of room, mate. There are cards in SLI jammed millimeters apart.
It shouldn't be a problem.
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Alright...ended up pulling the trigger on the FTW+. It's ordered and can't wait to play with it! I'll keep everyone posted as to whether it fixed my problem as well as temps and performance against the Gigabyte I currently own. Thanks everyone!
 
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Ok, after an afternoon of reading and tossing a million different choices around I've decided I want to stick with team green.
I've narrowed it down to three cards:
Gigabyte GTX670 4GB
I like this one because it's Gigabyte, superior cooling, and is basically what I have with mnore vram. My case have fans directly next to the video cards to pull the air out of the case so these cards seem to be almost the perfect fit for me.
Asus GTX670 4GB DC2
I really like the looks of this one and it has great reviews. Cooling is near as good as the Gigabyte and really the only reason I'd go with this one over the Gigabyte is eventually I want to go black/red themed.
EVGA GTX670 4GB Superclock+ with backplate
This one looks great and is designed more referenced in cooling so SLI would work great pulling the air out of the rear of the case. However, the big turnoff is where they mounted the power connectors, looks dumb almost in the middle of the card.
Which one would choose?


Or the EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4gb w/backplate
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Woops missed the part where it was already mentioned. Just got mine have a second one coming.
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Quick update. Installed the EVGA without a hiccup, loving it! The extra vram solved my issues. Here is proof:

Granted this was my initial run after getting it installed with the exact settings I had on the previous Gigabyte 670. FPS hasn't changed but I no longer get CTD and stuttering. THe temperature is high in this sceen because I was running it without the Precision X software and a custom fan curve, I have it set now so it's not any louder than my case fans and H100 and it runs great!
 
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Damn theres mopre VIDEO RAM these days than used to be HDD space back in '98
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