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Cravin: Oh, awesome, and I can run NVidia 3D, PhysX (with no driver-hacking), and I can later connect an NVidia SHIELD to it?
I'm not trying to be rude - really, I'm in full support of AMD, but it's just not something that fits my use cases, mainly because of other features. PLEASE stop suggesting AMD cards.

I think all 3 of my previous cards have been eVGA, so I don't have much experience with other manufacturers. Are the MSI and eVGA editions more or less comparable? There's just a $10 difference between those cards, but the MSI one comes with 3DMark (so I can install a graphical demo, and right away start feeling like I got an inadequate card).
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No you can pay more for slower card with gimmick features no one uses
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No you can pay more for slower card with gimmick features no one uses

You mean that YOU don't use. Don't be a dick.
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I do not recommend buying a GTX 670 that has the reference GTX 670 cooler. They are known for coil whine and the fan has an annoying humming noise, even on idle.. due to the fan being mounted in a plastic shroud. I once owned a MSI GTX 670 with reference cooler. Sold it due to the above reasons. Using 2x ASUS GTX 670 DC II 'Non TOP' and a very happy owner. Silent fans and no coil whine under load.  

    
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Okay...the eVGA card's page doesn't say anything about a custom cooler, but the MSI one advertises itself as being much quieter. I may go for that then. I guess I'm not actually often aware of how loud my current card is, though, so hopefully this one is even quieter by comparison.
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I had a 670 Power Edition, two of them actually. Ended up putting them on the selling block due to me being anal about sagging, and them potentially breaking a PCI slot, or two. In non SLI mode, the card ran very cool. Never broke 67 degrees, and that's without a fan curve and a wife that hates AC. They get my recommendation!
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