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I haven't been following the hardware since my early 2011 build. I'm running triples now and my 1gb 570s are starting to lack behind some.

Recommend me a 4GB 670 please. I'll probably just run one at first but will be going sli sooner or later.

I will be using it with my sig system.
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If you don't mind spending lots of money:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130794

If not:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
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post #3 of 32
Quote:

Pretty much this. The 680 4GB is a monster.
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Quote:

Yep, get the EVGA.

I got a 670 FTW 2gb and it's a monster.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130824
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Thread Starter 
I'm kind of not for the 680. I think I'm wanting just to go 670. I can't see it being worth the extra money for the tiny bit of upgrade it is and I'm not afraid to OC the 670 a little.
The EVGA's are what I was looking at. Why the superclocked over the FTW? And this is probably a stupid question but what do they mean by backplate for the superclocked. Is that just for looks?
I might order them tonight, not sure yet. If I do I will have 2 twin frozr III 570s for sale when the 670 gets here.
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FTW > SC
 
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EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4gb
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blower coolers tend to perform better than open fan coolers when running SLI, unless your case has amazing airflow.
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If considering EVGA then pick the FTW+ which comes with the backplate.

The main differences with the SC+ and FTW+ is that SC+ is reference design while FTW isn't. Not a big deal as you can mod your vBIOS to allow more power. But secondly - though this is luck of the draw more than anything else - you may get better OC headroom with FTW.

Neither card has cherry picked chips but if you look around the FTW has better OC.
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