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I must decide between those two cards i dont want the Gigabyte because it does not match with the look of the rest of the Computer the components are mostly Red

What are the difference between those two?

MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G

Asus GeForce GTX970 4GB Strix OC


Both have software right? which one is better? I think im gonna get the asus because of the single 8pin...

Which one should i get? I got one old power supply http://www.super-flower.com.tw/products_detail.php?class=2&sn=6&ID=20&lang=

Also i got the Fractal Black Pearl XL discontinued product case without the side fan, will both fit
?
Edited by patriotaki - 10/2/15 at 10:37am
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Software doesn't matter, since Precision can be used for any Nvidia card, and Afterburner can be used with virtually any card (AMD or Nvidia). The quickest way to get the info you're looking for would be to check out the reviews for each card, check out the 970 roundups, or search the 970 Owners thread for those 2 cards. thumb.gif

Here's one roundup:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/09/19/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-review/1
post #3 of 23
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what about the case and psu?
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If you check the specs for that case, it'll tell you the max length of supported video card. Then, look up the specs for the video card, and compare the measurements - the highest number in the measurements for the video card will be the length.

As far as the PSU is concerned, my knowledge is pretty limited, but that one looks to be a decent unit. thumb.gif
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Which gpu brand has the best temps? The gigabyte G1 ? Also which one has the best OC?
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post #6 of 23
OC will be random luck. My 970 Gaming has an 80.1 ASIC but will still only do 1484 as a rock solid OC with mild volt bump.

I still recommend MSI as the Gaming has been the only one out of 5 without almost no coil whine for me and runs darn near silent and very very cool. The power draw is also so low that almost any PSU should be fine.

Edit: Yes I have also owned the ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte.
Edited by batman900 - 10/5/15 at 5:14am
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OC will be random luck. My 970 Gaming has an 80.1 ASIC but will still only do 1484 as a rock solid OC with mild volt bump.

I still recommend MSI as the Gaming has been the only one out of 5 without almost no coil whine for me and runs darn near silent and very very cool. The power draw is also so low that almost any PSU should be fine.

What about the strix?
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I have had 2 strix 970s and have installed a couple for others as well. Son still has the 970s. Ive yet to run into any coil whine with them. When the 970s first came out there was a much more prevalent issue with coil whine across several vendors as I recall.

What is the exact model of the superflower PSU you have? They typically make a solid PSU.
   
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I have had 2 strix 970s and have installed a couple for others as well. Son still has the 970s. Ive yet to run into any coil whine with them. When the 970s first came out there was a much more prevalent issue with coil whine across several vendors as I recall.

What is the exact model of the superflower PSU you have? They typically make a solid PSU.

My psu is in the first post on this thread.. So you had no issues with the strix? What are the temps on OC? for example at 1450mhz OC what will be the temps?
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My psu is in the first post on this thread.. So you had no issues with the strix? What are the temps on OC? for example at 1450mhz OC what will be the temps?

No. I had no issues with coil whine on the two I owned. Installed a second pair of Strix 970s in a friends machine not long after I got them and he didnt have any coil whine either. When the 970 was first released there were many more complaints of the issue. Not that it cant occur., I just havent run into it. My son in law still runs the 970s without issue.

As for temps, I had them under CLCs running ~ 1400 so you cant really compare my temps im afraid. I was seeing mid to high 50s C under full load. I did play with them some and pushed as far as 1500 but saw no significant increase in gaming performance so I dropped back to 1400 for 24/7 on them.
   
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32GB 3000MHz HyperX Savage DDR4  Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD  Samsung 256GB SM951 M.2 SSD PCIe 3.0 x 4 (PE246... WD 3TB Black SATA 6Gbs 
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WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 ICY DOCK DuoSwap MB971SP-B Fits 5.25" Bay allo... LG WH14NS40 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter 
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CPU - Corsair Hydro H110  GPU x 2 - Nzxt G-10 x 2 + Corsair H-90 x 2  Lamptron FC-5 V2 Fan Controller 4 Aerocool Dead Silence 140mm Fans on the radia... 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit LINUX KXStudio AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor 
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AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor BENQ GW2250 +1 Monitor Easymountlcd Triple Monitor Stand (002-0019) Homemade Extension and vesa mount for +1 Monitor 
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Top - CM Storm QuickFire TK (Red) Bottom - CM ... EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 - 80 Plus Gold Corsair Carbide Series 400R Cooler Master Storm Inferno 
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Top of the Desk TUF Onboard Audio Cyber Acoustics Platinum CA-3550 Logitech H390 Headset 
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ASUS Wi-Fi PCI Express Adapter/400 upto 800 Mbp... Tripp Lite Isobar Supressor CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD 900 Watt Pure Sinewave UPS Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick 
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upHere (3.5 inch Bay)Multi Function Card Reader... 
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