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Ok this leaves me with three cards in my budget?
EVGA FTW: This seems to have only one fan that sucks the air in and blows it out on the back. This may benefit my CPU. Downside is this baby runs a little bit hotter.
Then I am also left with:
MSI PE Edition and the Gigabyte Windforce
The EVGA Signature Edition costs too much.

I recommend it. thumb.gif but I don't know about the others.
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i can vouch for the gtx 670 ftw. although i have an aggressive fan profile, i have headphones so i never can ever hear the fans of my tower lol. but cooling wise, i think they do a good job. ima just post the top card, the bottom card is usually 1-3c lower than the top card.

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bf3 - 55c with vsync / 62 without
max payne 3 - 59 with vsync / 63 without
hitman absolution: 61c
black ops 2: 45c
oc scanner - furry: 65c, furry+tessy: 72c
unigine: 62c
league of legends - 40c
idle - 33c and 28c for the bottom card

so pretty much on max everything pushing the cards, it never gets higher than ~65 really.. the only thing that has pushed that is the oc scanner (but thats not gaming). i think it runs pretty darn cool.
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It's just scary how that one fan can cool a whole card. I remember having a Gigabyte GTX260 which had also the same stock cooling as the EVGA GTX670 FTW. That also makes me wondering how the overclocking capablities go.

I also plan on unlocking the card for a better overclock.

Here is also a nice comparison of GTX670's and GTX680's overclocked.

It's really hard to choose:

EVGA FTW

+ EVGA Precision X and OC Scanner X

+ Rear exhaust
- The single stock fan

- Possibly little hotter

 

Gigabyte Windforce 3

+ Cool

- Exhaust in the middle of the case

 

MSI PE

+ Cool ?

- Exhaust in middle of case

- Gigabyte's card seems to have better cooling

 

ASUS

- too expensive.

Here are the cards I can choose from: http://tweakers.net/categorie/49/videokaarten/producten/#filter:q1bKL0pJLXLLTM1JUbJSKijKzCpW0oEIBucXlQDFEouTgSJAmeRU38w8JSsDHaXigtRkt8ycktSiYiWraiUjIxBZlpijZBWtZGZkYKAUW1tbCwA

 

Filters are preset for you. If you can prove the EVGA runs cool compared to the MSI and Gigabyte I will take that one. Else I will probably pick the Gigabyte card. But if the EVGA card significantly runs hotter I will skip it.

post #14 of 16
I'd go with EVGA for their awesome step up program and cs. As for the temperatures for both cards, honestly the 6 series run WAY alot cooler than the previous generation. I wouldn't doubt both cards run roughly the same temps, if not very close.


here's a thread you can read:


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/354974-33-asus-directcu-evga-gigabyte-windforce


It seems the EVGA 670 FTW take it wink.gif
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ok EVGA will be then wink.gif Thanks a lot! That thread helped me!
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Excellent choice! The 680 PCB is a huge benefit, IMO, should you ever decide to go aftermarket cooling.
   
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