I decided to get a pair of GTX 275s in SLI, but im having trouble choosing the cards.
I have been rading up on GTX cards and i heard they go pretty hot, so this topic is basicly about the cooling and how far can i OC them?
Since you are going with SLI. I would say get one of each. lol That may have sounded stupid but what i'm saying is put the EVGA one on top and the MSI one on the bottom. That way you can avoid having 1 card mess with the other's cooling .
The FTW edition is just an OC'd version. Same cooler and everything.
You say you are "willing to get other graphics card coolers", does this mean aftermarket solutions or just other brands?
You shouldn't have too much problem doing that with either one. Though you should note that the GTX 285 overclocks quite well too. I would definitely go for the MSI, it has a baseline price and the best cooling of all three. Also I dealt with MSI customer support once for something very minor, but I remember being pleased. Though many people swear by them, EVGA has burned me a good many times. I once bought a refurbished GTX 260 and it came without the cooler...
EVGA! MSI is a pain in the butt to handle with. Trust me i was there. =/
The msi model does look nicer and probably cools a bit better but they dont offer lifetime warranty like evga. If theirs a problem with your card evga will ship you a new card (as long as you send your card) without much questions, while msi will blame other components and not send you a new card unless they test it out first. Well as i said this is just from my personal experience.