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which of these 3 680s runs coolest?

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MSI N680GTX TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC vs ASUS GTX680-DC2-2GD5 vs Gigabyte GV-N680SO-2GD:

1. Which one of the three cards runs the coolest or in other words has the best cooling solution?

2. Which one of the 3 cards performs best?
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Does Lightning is available on your country? that card is the BEST 680....but if the choice is the only 3 you mentioned, the coolest is ASUS.
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Lightning isn't available over here. What about the MSI twin frozr III? I though that would be the winner in this case with its thick heat pipes (super pipes) or whatever they call them and the new fan blades that were introudced in Twin frozr III, but then again propoganda and marketing can be misleading.
I have also read the posts in the MSI manufacturers' forum over here; horror stories about one of the two fans malfunctioning within 6 months, especially in Twin frozr II cards.

Thanks for the reply. Anyone alse who has an experience with these cards?
Edited by dbmsts - 2/23/13 at 1:16am
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Personally for me even the stock cards are plenty cool. Also they look much better.

The ones with the aftermarket coolers look fugly. I would hate to have to put one in me beautiful case.
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http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_680_asus_directcu_ii_top_review,11.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_680_asus_directcu_ii_top_review,10.html

ASUS have slightly better noise when compared to 680 TFIII, but the temperature TFIII is win.

Edit : Oops, I guess I missing the point though...I forgot to tell you that ASUS card have 3 slot cooler instead of 2 like on MSI TF III, and the temperature based on this review :

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_680_Twin_Frozr_III/32.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_680_Twin_Frozr_III/27.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_Direct_Cu_II/27.html

MSI is better than ASUS when it comes to temperature, but slightly louder than ASUS.
Edited by Sharchaster - 2/23/13 at 1:49am
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