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You could also keep an eye on this site, they usually have it in stock:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34947
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Well, got my two 670 FTW's.. and needless to say I probably won't be going with EVGA anymore. Both cards were dead, and I presume, from the same batch from what it looked like. It was pretty quiet while it worked (Less than 24 hours), but the caps on one of the cards exploded, and the second card came a day later after the first died, and was DOA.

Well.. damn. LOL.

Gotta send them back and get new ones I guess... might go with Gigabyte, the cooler on those look really nice, and their RMA service is much better than Asus. They sell the cheapest one too. 680 backplate works on them with a little modding, but I'll probably do it.
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wow im sorry to here that . i truly love my 670 FTW's. the FTW 670's are the best 670's out.
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Ouch... sorry to hear that too frown.gif
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Yeah well what can you do. I can't question EVGA's quality, with their amount of happy customers they obviously have good quality products. Just a shame that I happened to be the pick of the bunch. Trust me, if only one GPU broke, I would be okay and just swap it out for another one. But two.. come on.. god damnit lol. Life is sometimes not fair tongue.gif

gonna get two Gigabyte 670's now.
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MY 670 FTW out of the box OCed to the 1350s without a bios mod. I consider that lucky though
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post #27 of 68
670 FTW SLI owner
blower style means cards loud at 80% fan speed
temps are barely in 60's under load...once overvolted it can hit low 70's when playing intensive games but I have yet to see them throttle
top card is generally a degree or two higher than bottom card
VRM must be decent because it can take 135% TDP no problem

if you are going SLI I would highly recommend FTW over Windforce from Gigabyte despite the noise levels because it pushes heat out of the case which is important in multi-card config.

Then again I have the original FTW....you are probably talking about the FTW Sig 2 that died on ya?
     
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Blower cards are awesome, they exhaust the heat out the back of your case instead of circulating it inside the pc. Yes the card may be a bit louder than others but when you consider the inside of your case is cooler which may mean a higher oc.
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I don't have an OCable CPU so inside computer temps don't matter at all for me. Only GPU temps really matter for me.
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I had to RMA my Evga GTX 280 SC twice or three times, can't remember, over the years.

Then again, I didn't have great temps/ventilation and the GTX 280 was riddled with problems, but meh.
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