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Would anyone recommend the asus version of gtx 760? It seems to me it has the best stock cooler, but I'd want to leave open the option to put a third party one in, anyone tried that? Any other reason why I should favour the asus version? It seems a fair bit more expensive,
I personally prefer MSI cards as they give you the option to overvolt and OC everything. And their coolers are pretty good too.
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post #32 of 44
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Would anyone recommend the asus version of gtx 760? It seems to me it has the best stock cooler, but I'd want to leave open the option to put a third party one in, anyone tried that? Any other reason why I should favour the asus version? It seems a fair bit more expensive,

It's a pretty good cooling design alright.
Here are my pros and cons based on a number of reviews that I've read.

+
One of the coolest running cards when under load @ 68°C (Along with Gigabyte WindForce)
Low noise while gaming and pretty much inaudible when idle
Only requires one 8-pin power connector
Decent out of the box OC
Overall design and looks
Edit: Price

-
Doesn't overclock as well as other models (EVGA or MSI Hawk)
Doesn't include a back plate
Could be slightly cheaper
Edited by JambonJovi - 4/13/14 at 5:37pm
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If you have some exstra cash opt for the R9 280x.Got one myself last year and not looking back a day!! thumb.gif
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If you have some exstra cash opt for the R9 280x.Got one myself last year and not looking back a day!! thumb.gif
Me I'm waiting for Pirate Islands! tongue.gif
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post #35 of 44
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It's a pretty good cooling design alright.
Here are my pros and cons based on a number of reviews that I've read.

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One of the coolest running cards when under load @ 68°C (Along with Gigabyte WindForce)
Low noise while gaming and pretty much inaudible when idle
Only requires one 8-pin power connector
Decent out of the box OC
Overall design and looks

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Doesn't overclock as well as other models (EVGA or MSI Hawk)
Doesn't include a back plate
Could be slightly cheaper

How is being cheaper a negative point? rolleyes.gif
Maybe you mean... cheaper components?
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How is being cheaper a negative point? rolleyes.gif
Maybe you mean... cheaper components?

It's not.
What I meant is that the current price is a bit high (and could be slightly cheaper)

thumb.gif

Edit: Scratch that. £172.99 is actually pretty good, compared to the other 760 models.
Edited by JambonJovi - 4/13/14 at 5:34pm
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I <3 my 770, but i would recommend an EVGA GTX 760 SC thumb.gif
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I personally prefer MSI cards as they give you the option to overvolt and OC everything. And their coolers are pretty good too.

The MSI gtx 760 is actually looking like the best I could do for £170, the better OC'd 760's are at least £30 more expensive

Anyone have any thoughts on this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-171-PC ? smile.gif
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The MSI gtx 760 is actually looking like the best I could do for £170, the better OC'd 760's are at least £30 more expensive

Anyone have any thoughts on this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-171-PC ? smile.gif

that's faster than the 760. at only 1100 it can match a 280X.
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The MSI gtx 760 is actually looking like the best I could do for £170, the better OC'd 760's are at least £30 more expensive

Anyone have any thoughts on this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-171-PC ? smile.gif

that's faster than the 760. at only 1100 it can match a 280X.
Yeah that 7950 is a pretty impressive card! If you can go for it!
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