GTX 670 SLi

Hi guys, been a while since I've posted here.

I'm deciding which 670s to go for for in SLi....

Reference

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-186-EA&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2294

Non ref

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-160-GW&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2294
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-280-AS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2294
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-095-GI&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2294

Currently I have an EVGA reference GPU, if i was to go for a reference card again I would buy EVGA, however, I am also considering going for non-reference cards, but, I have never had non reference cards in SLi/Crossfire before.

Has anyone had any experience with any of the non ref cooler designs above? If so, which do you prefer and why? bare in mind that this is for SLi and not a single GPU set up.

Or....should I go for a pair of EVGA reference cards? Which exhaust the hot air out of the back of the case and avoid the possible hot air recycling effect you get with two non ref cards in SLi.

Thanks.
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  1. My preference especially when having SLI is to have reference blower stlye coolers, I love the EVGA cards too and thats what I'm running now. The main reason for me is I find with the aftermartket coolers that when you have two of them in SLI that your internals of your case get a lot of hot air which isnt great for the rest of the system, I much prefer the hot air to be exhausted out the back. SLI to me is double the heat, so the reference coolers are a good choice for that in my opinion , I ve always been happy with the EVGA cards. The best thing about the new cards too like the 670 and 680 is they run much cooler than previous generations, so your pc doesnt become a space heater.

    My choice would be http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-186-EA&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2294
  2. Thank you for your reply.

    Going to stick with what I know and get the reference EVGAs.
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