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Best GTX 670 on Newegg & TigerDirect?

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June 5, 2012 9:50:45 PM

Hello, I have a few questions regarding the GTX 670 and it's various versions.

I. On Newegg, what's the best GTX 670 assuming I have no budget?
II. On Newegg, what's the best GTX 670 assuming I have a $420 budget? (I'll consider going to $430).
III. Now, on TigerDirect, what's the best GTX 670 assuming I have no budget?
IV. On TigerDirect what's the best GTX 670 assuming I have a $420 budget? (I'll consider going to $430).

This is TigerDirect's site for their GTX 670s: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/include/nv... Scroll down to view those sexy cards :) 

Thanks in advance. I'm getting a 670 soon and need to find out which is the best for me to get assuming I have no budget or a $420-$430 budget.
a c 99 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 10:00:03 PM

To make it simple for you, the evga gtx 670 FTW is $419.99. It currently is the best deal other than theASUS DCUII Top version. Then just compare the clocks and the price between both sites.
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June 5, 2012 10:13:54 PM

Okay, so basically it goes FTW > DCUII > any other 670s?

Just wondering cause there's a $400 3 fan gigabyte one, but man, is that one ugly card.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 10:54:15 PM

Yes, in regards to value. It also depends if you also like the looks. It will also cool better. But the choice is entirely up to you.
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June 5, 2012 11:02:17 PM

ASUS GTX 670 DCII Top = Best GTX 670 currently available, the FTW is a close 2nd in my opinion.
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June 5, 2012 11:02:51 PM

Okay. Will the FTW cooling (1 fan) be enough? And will I be impacted too hard by not getting the gigabyte.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 11:07:24 PM

A couple of factors for 1 fan graphics cards. If you have sufficient ventilation inside your case, no cords blocking fans, and enough space for sufficient airflow. If you think you you don't have enough fans or sufficient cooling, go for the gigabyte or asus.
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June 5, 2012 11:20:38 PM

Okay, fair enough. You think the Asus or Gigabyte can be OC'd to the FTW versions specs, and be stable?
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June 5, 2012 11:24:40 PM

all they are doing is overclocking a stock 670. if they can do it you can do it
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June 5, 2012 11:30:47 PM

I see, thanks. I will post here if I have further concerns, although I think I'm good to go. Thanks.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 12:34:43 AM

The highest Overclocks you'll get will be from the Asus DC II Top and EVGA FTW, but the main disadvantage of FTW is the cooling that's why I recommend the Gigabyte over it.

Asus TOP is the one I recommend from those if you don't have a problem with 3 slot space.
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June 6, 2012 1:18:42 AM

I'd say go with the Asus DCII. It has the highest overclock and actually beats a 680 in certain cases.

I'm actually on the fence on buying it myself. I always do extensive research before I buy things because 1) I'm a college student and can't afford to buy one thing and not be pleased with it, and 2) I have a girlfriend who I also have to use money on.

So yea, after all of my research while EVGA is great and wouldn't doubt them for a second, just comparing all 670's the Asus wins across the board.
Just added and it is only $20 more than the EVGA. And what maybe 10-20% better.

Just look at the review

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
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June 6, 2012 1:55:04 AM

You guys think the Asus > Gigabyte?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 1:57:03 AM

Yes, the Asus is good.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:00:35 AM

Iceycold said:
You guys think the Asus > Gigabyte?

And the Top version is highly binned and allows for more overclocking.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:05:00 AM

ilysaml said:
And the Top version is highly binned and allows for more overclocking.


+1^
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June 6, 2012 2:07:56 AM

Yes, just look at that monster.

Well also take into consideration that it will take up 3 slots so make sure you have enough space.

A bit ridiculous but I also did read that it is like 17% quieter than the reference card which is quite baffling considering the reference card has 1 small fan compared to a 12 square foot heat sink and 3 propellers the Asus card has.
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June 6, 2012 2:10:13 AM

Hmm so no SLI for the ASUS TOP eh? I'll be using either an ASROck Z77 Extreme6 or MSI Z77A-G65.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:13:07 AM

Yea, it's quite huge, you need some serious space for that thing.
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June 6, 2012 2:19:44 AM

The Asus 670 you guys are talking about is the TOP $430 version or the regular $420 version?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:21:04 AM

ASUS DCII Top (DC2T)
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June 6, 2012 2:23:17 AM

Uh, I believe a Sli config should fit in both, but with nothing else of course. So no dedicated sound card or network card, nothing actually lol.

The ASUS is only 1.7" in width so you will definitely be safe. And is only 2 slots.

And I apologize I was actually picturing the 680 which is 2.3" deep.

So yea 2x Asus GTX670 DC2 will be great. Essentially 2 stock 680s.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:23:54 AM

I have the gigabyte windforce I like the fact is 399 and factory oc plus custom/680 board i have seen it boost to 1305 I have seen higher but not mine yet still playing.. It also does 7000 mem no problem.

Thent
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June 6, 2012 2:33:25 AM

The Asus DCUII for the 670 is only two slots, not three like the big brother 680. So it will work with SLI but if you're considering SLI, go with the FTW. Without a blower type fan pushing hot air outside your case it's going to get really hot in there. But if you're not considering SLI, I'd go with the ASUS.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:52:22 AM

@tjensen
Yes you're right about the ASUS, and the hot air inside the case is not a problem at all, it doesn't affect any component.
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June 6, 2012 2:52:33 AM

Well it's not in stock, and I'm not going SLI, so my best options seems like the FTW? (Assuming the Gigabyte is a size issue for SLI).
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June 6, 2012 2:52:48 AM

i like the gigabyte. extremely quiet and only takes two slots. runs everything beautifully.

can't go wrong with asus either, but i prefer the gigabyte..
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:55:27 AM

Iceycold said:
Well it's not in stock, and I'm not going SLI, so my best options seems like the FTW? (Assuming the Gigabyte is a size issue for SLI).

No, any dual slot card won't be an issue for SLI.
And you can go for the non top version of Asus.
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June 6, 2012 3:11:24 AM

I shouldn't game while I post on forums, now I got this thread confused :o .

So the Asus non-top version's cooler surpasses the gigabyte and ftw? Considering it's cooler supports ocing?
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 3:31:07 AM

The gigabyte has three fans It is even with the other I just got done with a memory overclocking run got a stable 7800hmz on the mem i tried +800 +850 +900 lol 800 is stable 850 and 900 run but I see colored dots off and on :/ 
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June 6, 2012 3:39:37 AM

So you think the gigabyte is better than the Asus? It seems better off the first impression cause of the 3 fans but I hear good things about Asus Direct CUII.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 3:52:04 AM

I'm not going to say its better just saying they are the same I think can't go wrong either way just happy with mine. Have not seen what the CU2 can do. I just like the price I got the Asus will be awesome too just get the one you can :) 

Thent
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June 6, 2012 3:55:37 AM

ASUS GTX 670 Top Edition is the best, I'm going to SLI 2 of them. I have a lot of case fans and AC in my room. so heat really isn't an issue.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 3:57:31 AM

Okay here is the question for you

Are you going to overclock or not? That is a question you must answer. A lot of people suggested the cards. Gigabyte has 3 fans compared to DC II TOP.

If you are not going to overclock get the DCII Top version. The cooling is already efficient.



Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:00:12 AM

@OP
To end this up, Asus or Gigabyte are the best for cooling, they won't differ too much from each other.

Asus DCII vs DCII Top, really there's no too much to take into account, anyone will perform as expected and OC as expected. I would pick the DCII personally.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:05:50 AM

Hmm my gigabyte never goes over 70c running 1288 core and 7000 mem :/  dunno if its better but thats what i get.

Thent
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June 6, 2012 4:09:44 AM

Yeah, most likely I won't be doing OCing.

So to get this settled:
No OC: FTW Version
OC: Asus DCII Top or Regular Asus DCII (Don't think I can extend the budget for the TOP).
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Oh and one final thing I left out, the ASUS/Gigabyte cards could be OC'd to the FTW speeds right? With even better cooling I imagine :D .
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:14:03 AM

The cards will be able to reach TOP levels, provided that the cards have sufficient air flow and cooling.
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June 6, 2012 4:25:10 AM

Does the TOP in CU II means it has more cooling than the regular CU II or more of an OC?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:26:14 AM

No, it means it's the overclocked version.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:32:06 AM

I think I would get the FTW just for EVGA's customer support. Otherwise, I'd get the ASUS.
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June 6, 2012 4:32:17 AM

Oh I see, now not as clueless lol.

Okay, thanks for all the help guys, I'll get the FTW version for now since it's on sale until 6/10 and the CU II isn't in stock on Newegg nor TigerDirect CU II TOP either unfortunately. I could get the gigabyte but for the sake of aesthetics I'll stick with a black card, will match mobo and other stuff better.
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June 6, 2012 4:33:02 AM

Best answer selected by Iceycold.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:33:03 AM

Yeah the higher the premium the more cherry picked the gpus are suposedly so overclocking can get a little higher but from what I see 1300 is what most get on all cards a few get 1350 prob very high end chips to get higher you have to disable the TDP limit I have seen people doing this thats how that one guy is pushing 2000mhz on these things with nitro crazzy.

Thent
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June 6, 2012 4:35:07 AM

thently said:
Yeah the higher the premium the more cherry picked the gpus are suposedly so overclocking can get a little higher but from what I see 1300 is what most get on all cards a few get 1350 prob very high end chips to get higher you have to disable the TDP limit I have seen people doing this thats how that one guy is pushing 2000mhz on these things with nitro crazzy.

Thent


You think it's dangerous/unnecessary to OC past the factory OC? Just wondering really.
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June 6, 2012 4:59:02 AM

No it's safe. Many manufacturers don't even void the warranty if it's a modest overclock.
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June 6, 2012 5:05:09 AM

Alright then, thanks.
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June 6, 2012 5:10:35 AM

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Top > EVGA GTX 670 FTW
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