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hey i am going for sli soon
which version is better?
Gigabyte GTX980 windforce x3
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5208#ov
or
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/GTX-980-GAMING-4G.html#hero-overview
thanks
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Whichever's cheapest.
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Whichever's cheapest.
price doesn't matter i am asking which one is better and has a better cooling...
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I'd go with the Gigabyte

EDIT: Although it seems like the MSI card will let a little of the hot air out of the case, looking at it's air grills in the back of the card, I'd say it would technically be better suited for SLI as that will reduce the amount of air coming into the case for the other card to take in.

Asking for our opinion is one thing, asking which has better cooling is another. #2 said he'd pick whichever is cheapest. If you wanna know which one is technically better, you have to look up reviews and/or comparisons of each card.
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post #5 of 9
Are you considering making this thing swim? I'd go for the MSI Gaming. Couldn't find the link to verify, but EK is gonna be offering a full cover for this one soon. No news on the Gigabyte model.

If they're staying on air, then either would be fine.
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Quote:
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price doesn't matter i am asking which one is better and has a better cooling...

There's really not a big difference in cooling. Gigabyte is a bit better. Look for which one has a better warranty. I wouldn't worry about cooling one bit.
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Go with the strix!
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Gigabyte sucks at idle and load noise, Strix sucks at load noise
MSI rocks at the moment, quietest, coolest cooler.. really good at OC.
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But the MSI card has no back plate and there are memory IC at the back of the card if i remember correctly. Wouldn't that get toasty with MSI ???
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