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Twin frozr 2 6870 vs gigabyte 6870

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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 12:03:06 AM

I have been posting these threads alot lately... anyways so as far as temps and noise is concerned which is better?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I originally bought this version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

at 75% it sounded like a jet engine, at 100% i had to yell... it also got extremely hot (in my view) 80c

the ambient temps were around 20c and that card idled at 40c while my proc was sitting happy idling at 25c -.-

My main concern is keeping the card cool in the summer, it is often 50c or higher in my neck of the woods (las vegas -.- stupid deserts ...)

I don't want to shell out the money for this model... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so.... yeah.... help?
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 12:07:31 AM

Both cards have excellent cooling , but the MSI is a better card for it but not by a lot.
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 1:23:38 AM

For $20 saved after MIR I would go Gigabyte!
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 2:08:50 AM

I can't seem to find the DBa of these 2 cards compared D: Does anyone have a link to this? and maybe max temps?

Edit: and will the gigabyte model fit in a HaF 912 without removing the HDD cage?
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a c 181 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 2:13:05 AM

Ya true the Gigabyte does have 3 fans for colling and the price is right plus the it comes a little OC. The warranties are different but I told some one else that I liked the Gigabyte card and he bought it only after I saw this thread. Good luck on your choice.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 2:25:34 AM

Yeah the gigabyte is indeed a nice price... I suppose I could part with a hard drive if I needed to... but there is no use having 3 fans if it sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BeTVOgVkAA
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a c 181 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 2:41:03 AM

mouse24 said:
Yeah the gigabyte is indeed a nice price... I suppose I could part with a hard drive if I needed to... but there is no use having 3 fans if it sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BeTVOgVkAA


That could be true I guess you would have to read the reviews on them but what I hear is the cyclone fan is awsome, it is just one fan but it is like a 120mm and very quite has a few more blades than a normal fan and is supposed to work greate.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 3:35:22 AM

DM186 said:
That could be true I guess you would have to read the reviews on them but what I hear is the cyclone fan is awsome, it is just one fan but it is like a 120mm and very quite has a few more blades than a normal fan and is supposed to work greate.



I checked the cyclone but I can't find it for the 6870, I doubt it would do better then 3 x 80mms though

This model looks cool: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

not buying that one just saying those fans look friggin epic :D 
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 11:45:38 AM

MSI all the way. Their Twin Frozr coolers are some of the best on the market.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 12:47:25 PM

hmmm you guys have me thinkin... I sorta want to go with the gigabyte because of the fans/price... but I think the card is to long to actually fit in my case without removing the hdd bays... D:

but, grahh this is hard xD
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 9:30:58 PM

Ok, I have to order it by saturday at the latest, I will probably be going with the twin Frozr 2 because it has such an excellent rep and yes the gigabyte model does have 3 fans but I have heard reviews of it torquing because of its own weight and looks to be uncharted waters

Unless anyone has any other suggestions :) 
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 9:33:30 PM

MSI card is excellent , the cooling is one of the best you can get , its not loud and they overclock well , the reviews on the card have been always good.
Many users that have purchased them , swear by them . Get the MSI and enjoy!
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a c 181 U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 10:44:12 PM

Ya go with the one you chose. You did your reserch on it and you feel it's the one then go for. You are the only one who can make up your own mind. It is what you want that matters. What ever you choose you will be happy with any of them. They are all about the same. Good Luck
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December 10, 2011 1:32:37 AM

i had that gigabyte card before i got a 560ti. Awesome cards, great cooling and reliability however.....they have locked voltage control meaning the already limited overclocking headroom on these cards is reduced even further. It did overclock pretty well though at its stock and only voltage, but the msi would probably be the better choice.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 1:42:44 AM

Do you know how loud the card is? It would be my first choice due to the price after rebate (even though I need to take out a hard drive to fit it :D )

And; why did you side-grade to a 560ti?
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2011 2:57:00 AM

Update: Ok, I went ahead and bought the Twin Frozr 2... Didn't really want to spend that much but I measured my case and it was at around 11.2 to 11.7" long and the gigabyte is 11.4 ... I didn't want to leave it up to a 1-3cm difference XD

so, I shall update this when I get the card and do my own noise tests... But it can't be any louder then the XFX, ugh get ready for take off XD
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