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post #11 of 25
Advantages for the Asus for me are:

- Factory Fitted Backplate
- Black PCB
- Fantastic cooler
- Quiet

The Gigabyte card is a great choice also but it has an ugly blue naked PCB which isn't to my liking. All things to consider if you have a side window and wasn't a matching rig. I get +150mhz core on my Asus card.

My dad has a Gigabyte GTX 650ti windforce and the cooler is certainly quiet!
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If i had to get a video card now i would get as many people before said EVGA GTX 670 FTW - GTX680 PCB and Heatsink.


Allows better overclock and better cooling with stock cooler as it has larger heatsink.
post #13 of 25
I never mind blue it being one of my favourite colors actually, always bought the blue Asus themed boards. I dont buy my hardware for it looks but performance hehe. But as you mentioned i dont have a side window so no matter how ugly it might be no one will see it anyways ^^.
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post #14 of 25
yeh its still an awsome card and just wouldn't go too well with my build. Blue is my favorite colour, just not on PCB's smile.gif
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post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
i hate blue PCB or on slots thats why i bought Asus ROG MB

gigabyte overall is good but not for me cause the colour and their power consumption since it has 1 x6pin and 1x8pin

EVGA FTW from what i seen is very good in SLI due to their cooling system as well as good for oc

asus and msi my love both of them biggrin.gif but i tend to asus for many reason including color and black cooler and :
Quote:
- Factory Fitted Backplate
- Black PCB
- Fantastic cooler
- Quiet thumb.gif

well i am little confused between FTW and Direct CU II:o
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post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
i hate blue PCB or on slots thats why i bought Asus ROG MB

gigabyte overall is good but not for me cause the colour and their power consumption since it has 1 x6pin and 1x8pin

EVGA FTW from what i seen is very good in SLI due to their cooling system as well as good for oc

asus and msi my love both of them biggrin.gif but i tend to asus for many reason including color and black cooler and :
Quote:
- Factory Fitted Backplate
- Black PCB
- Fantastic cooler
- Quiet thumb.gif

well i am little confused between FTW and Direct CU II:o
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post #17 of 25
Another vote for the 670 FTW. I have the 4GB card and love this thing
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post #18 of 25
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i hate blue PCB or on slots thats why i bought Asus ROG MB

gigabyte overall is good but not for me cause the colour and their power consumption since it has 1 x6pin and 1x8pin

EVGA FTW from what i seen is very good in SLI due to their cooling system as well as good for oc

asus and msi my love both of them biggrin.gif but i tend to asus for many reason including color and black cooler and :
well i am little confused between FTW and Direct CU II:o

The main difference between both cards is the cooling solution on it. ASUS is MUCH better than FTW when talking about the cooling, but not for the overclock ability. I can say that all 670 essentially are the same, it just " a luck of draw" I think.

So both cards will meet your needs, but since you want to go to SLI route, the blower fan type is better than the open air cooler (non reference model).
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post #19 of 25
Yeah it literally comes down to which you like the look of at the end of the day.

I have 2 Asus cards in SLI and they are fine if you have a side fan intake. If you don't they still run well within acceptable limits. What case do you have? Any pics?

My first card overclocks to 1260mhz core but my second is an OC edition and only manages 1180mhz core. Together though they are amazing. I just put the higher overclocking card in the top slot so if a game doesn'tr support SLI (rare these days) it will use the fastest card thumb.gif

The GTX 670 is a great all round card i love mine.

The msi cards do look good and are popular but again i don't like the colour of the PCB...Dark brown rolleyes.gif I'm so fussy! haha
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

Yeah it literally comes down to which you like the look of at the end of the day.

I have 2 Asus cards in SLI and they are fine if you have a side fan intake. If you don't they still run well within acceptable limits. What case do you have? Any pics?

My first card overclocks to 1260mhz core but my second is an OC edition and only manages 1180mhz core. Together though they are amazing. I just put the higher overclocking card in the top slot so if a game doesn'tr support SLI (rare these days) it will use the fastest card thumb.gif

The GTX 670 is a great all round card i love mine.

The msi cards do look good and are popular but again i don't like the colour of the PCB...Dark brown rolleyes.gif I'm so fussy! haha

Haha, yeah TBH until now, I still can't accept the Dark Brown on the PCB + no backplate. But that's not a big problem for me, since mine can overclock quite well, I think that's more than enough to deal with it.

Unfortunately, ASUS is more expensive than MSI on my country, $70 more for get an ASUS card. Can't accept the price + horror stories RMA on my country frown.gif
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