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Gainward GTX 670 or Phantom edition?

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May 19, 2012 11:39:47 PM

Hi guys do any of you know if paying £35 extra for the Gainward GTX 670 Phantom is worth it or could i get the regular Gainward GTX 670 and overclock it to the same levels?

P.S could someone help me find some GTX 670 GPU's for under £340 if either of them are not worth it please?
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 12:05:31 AM

Whats' your total system specs including monitor resolution?
Link the 2 cards please.
May 20, 2012 12:12:33 AM

Monitor res is 1920x1080 my setup is intel i5-2500k, MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Intel Z68 Motherboard, 8GB RipJaw memory, 750gb hard drive, Zalman Z11 plus pc case.

These are the links

http://www.ebuyer.com/368521-gainward-gtx-670-2gb-gddr5...

http://www.ebuyer.com/368522-gainward-426018336-2588-67...

Ive found a few other cards but i dont know what is the best of the lot for the money.

http://www.ebuyer.com/368520-gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd-gv-...

http://www.ebuyer.com/369664-palit-gtx-670-jetstream-2g...

http://www.ebuyer.com/368329-msi-gtx-670-2gb-gddr5-dual...
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 12:19:19 AM

Ok, any reference design card should be excluded which is the first Gainward and the last MSI, reference designed cards run a bit hotter than non reference ones.

Palit is not a famous brand of GPUs, though reviews say nothing wrong about it but you can choose between the Gainward Phantom and Gigabyte Windforce x3.

Personally i prefer the Gigabyte, it comes with a superior cooler and it's factory overclocked, has a custom PCB that allows for more overclocking.
Gigabyte cards are reliable brands there's nothing wrong about them, just you might find the card noisy by 2-3db than any other card due to the 3 fans included in the cooler, but it's the best performer and will be quiet when you OC it further.
May 20, 2012 12:26:11 AM

Ahh ok thank you, well the gigabyte has good reviews and is cheaper so i dont see why i shouldnt get that especialy if you can OC it alot and its very cool like you have said. I dont mind if its a bit noisy i wouldnt notice it while gaming anyway lol thank you for the help =)
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 12:34:02 AM

Anytime...GL with your purchase.
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