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GeForce GTX 670: Which Brand?

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September 22, 2013 7:12:28 AM

Hi,
I'm building a new PC and right now I'm still deciding whether to go with the Intel or the AMD version of essentially the same build.

AMD Version: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/steelteal/saved/15Vh
Intel Version: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/steelteal/saved/1REO

Originally, I planned on going with the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition video card, but recently I decided to choose the GTX 670. The problem is that I don't know which brand is reliable to buy from. I also don't know whether I should go with the 4GB of 2GB version.

These are the choices. Please help me choose the best one: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=101&sort=a5...

Also, feel free to comment on any part of the build that was a bad choice or will bottleneck something. I will be overclocking the processor right off the bat and I'll be getting a second 670 later on.

Please try to answer these questions in your response:
1. Which brand should I use?
2. Why does one card cost $80 more than the same exact one?
3. AMD or Intel Version? (Which do you prefer?)
4. Is it a bad choice to get a second video card later instead of at the same time as the first one?
5. Any comments about the builds.

Thanks for the help.

// Steel

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September 22, 2013 5:43:49 PM

1.) I wouldn't get any of those 670s. What I would get is this. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7040210...
2.) Sometimes, it's because they have better parts like better backplate, better frontplate, more heatpipes, and more fans.
3.) I personally like the Intel Version.
4.) I don't see a bad reason why as long as they are the same card.
5.) It's a good build and I like it. However, you might want to wait until Sep 25 when AMD announces their new lineup of GPUs.
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September 23, 2013 5:52:28 PM

james77 said:
1.) I wouldn't get any of those 670s. What I would get is this. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7040210...
2.) Sometimes, it's because they have better parts like better backplate, better frontplate, more heatpipes, and more fans.
3.) I personally like the Intel Version.
4.) I don't see a bad reason why as long as they are the same card.
5.) It's a good build and I like it. However, you might want to wait until Sep 25 when AMD announces their new lineup of GPUs.


Thanks for the help. You cleared up a lot of questions. I will wait until they announce their new lineup, but I doubt I will buy them when they first come out. And as far as the 760, this is my reason for wanting to go with the 670:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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