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GTX 770 SLI MSI vs EVGA

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September 7, 2013 5:03:35 PM

Going to be getting 2 of these GTX 770's but my biggest problem atm is chosing which non-reference model to pick. Some positives about each of them are:

EVGA ACX 770
Looks really clean and neat
great customer support

MSI Twin Frozr 770
spins fans in reverse upon boot to prevent dust gatherings
lower temp
lower price (15£) no biggie but its a factor since adds up to 30 since im getting 2


which one would be better for a SLI setup?
ty in advance

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September 7, 2013 5:43:55 PM

Both are good cards
spin in reverse to prevent dust??? Ya right, I would like to see some proof of this, one would hope they could stand behind it with testing, I see none.
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September 7, 2013 5:54:01 PM

That MSI thing does seem to work, I picked out an MSI card for my friend and it just so happened to do this. Any time I look into the thing it's fans are very clean, and he doesn't dust out his computer or filter it. Now I've never done any scientific tests with the thing so take it or leave it. Still not significant enough to be the deciding factor.

If your doing SLI right away, it's best to have the reference cards, it keeps the rest of your case and the top card much cooler when your running more than one card.
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September 7, 2013 5:58:08 PM

At this point it comes down to what you want to pay, if you dont care the ACX is better simply because of the customer support. Both cards perform nearly identical, and offer similar cooling. I would go with whichever is cheaper, as either is a great card to use.
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September 8, 2013 11:18:27 AM

That is pretty much the reference card, so that would be a good pickup. Its true with enough airflow it is good, but you need some decent flow.
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September 8, 2013 11:22:02 AM

usually when people refer to reference cards, it just means one with a reference cooler, like that one you linked. Cooler case generally just means a cooler CPU, and cooler bridges but people hardly ever have problems with chipsets overheating.
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September 8, 2013 11:24:10 AM

So my case having 6 140mm fans wont help cool the SLi setup?
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September 8, 2013 11:25:22 AM

It will help, as long as you can get the hot air out and away from the cards. You can have 30Mph winds in your case, if the air dosent vent the cards it wont make a difference.
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September 8, 2013 11:28:30 AM

mace200200 said:
usually when people refer to reference cards, it just means one with a reference cooler, like that one you linked. Cooler case generally just means a cooler CPU, and cooler bridges but people hardly ever have problems with chipsets overheating.


No, it means the PCB and layout of the components to match reference cards, not the cooling.
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September 8, 2013 11:34:06 AM

2 140 top exhaust fans, 1 120m back exhaust fans, 2 140 intake side fans and 2 140 mm intake front fans....... will it cool good enough?
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September 8, 2013 12:24:02 PM

ImSalvatic said:
2 140 top exhaust fans, 1 120m back exhaust fans, 2 140 intake side fans and 2 140 mm intake front fans....... will it cool good enough?


With 7 fans you should not have any problems at all with case air flow, what case are you using?
It would be interesting to see how this reverse fan thing works out in say 6 months to help prevent build up of dust. If it does indeed work well then other companies are sure to follow with the idea, hope it does as dirt is a big problem in the massive heat sinks used on the cards today.
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September 8, 2013 12:25:51 PM

Planning to use the Corsair 300R
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