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If you're planning to watercool, go SLI, or do your own overclocking, I'd pick the FTW.
Otherwise the DC2T. I think it's still the highest factory overclock on a 670 and it has the best cooling and noise levels. I have a DC2T and I love it.
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DCUII if you are only air cooling. The early TOPs had issues, but the non-top cards are really nice. Mine has been very stable in all kinds of tasks for a while now. The only pretty annoying drawback is that the only waterblock available is the EK Nickel. I don't want a plated block frown.gif Its an excellent cooler, I definitely max out my card at stock voltage usually barely touching 60c. Fan set to 50-70% and it's not very loud. My case has 2x120 intake and 2x140 on top. Also a 120 at the rear.
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post #13 of 68
If you can live with either the blower or impeller fan arrangement you have the luxury of choice.

I went with the FTW in part because it sports a blower fan (i have only one exhaust case fan). The card performs great and overclocks nicely too. When its running at 70% speed it can be pretty loud, but then again, so are the other 3 fans in the case. Headphones make that not so much of an issue for me when gaming smile.gif When at idle or watching netflix, it's quiet as can be which is important to me.
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Well, I got two 670's coming in now smile.gif Got an early paycheck so I just ordered two 670 FTW's... $860 of GPU goodness biggrin.gif

Can't wait. Thanks guys!
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Well that's exciting! Did you get the 2 or 4 gb models?
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Well that's exciting! Did you get the 2 or 4 gb models?

2 Gigs, I was hunting for some 4 Gigs but only the Gigabytes and EVGA superclocked had them.. EVGA don't give alot of support to the guys down south. I saw a review on Newegg and a guy said he ran it fine with 2560x1600 with a 2GB 670 FTW, and I play at 1440p so I'm not too worried.
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Well that's exciting! Did you get the 2 or 4 gb models?

2 Gigs, I was hunting for some 4 Gigs but only the Gigabytes and EVGA superclocked had them.. EVGA don't give alot of support to the guys down south. I saw a review on Newegg and a guy said he ran it fine with 2560x1600 with a 2GB 670 FTW, and I play at 1440p so I'm not too worried.
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2 Gigs, I was hunting for some 4 Gigs but only the Gigabytes and EVGA superclocked had them.. EVGA don't give alot of support to the guys down south. I saw a review on Newegg and a guy said he ran it fine with 2560x1600 with a 2GB 670 FTW, and I play at 1440p so I'm not too worried.

Awesome! Congrats! You'll definitely love them. I love mine. It's shredding everything I throw at it at 1080p.
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Well, I got two 670's coming in now smile.gif Got an early paycheck so I just ordered two 670 FTW's... $860 of GPU goodness biggrin.gif

Can't wait. Thanks guys!

Good to see that you've made your decision. I hope that it works out well for you, and don't forget the backplates! smile.gif
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Good to see that you've made your decision. I hope that it works out well for you, and don't forget the backplates! smile.gif

Yep, might have to get a reference 680 backplate from EVGA instead of their special 670 FTW one.. doesn't seem to be on eBay anymore, it used to be.

Thanks, all.
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