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GTX 670: Gigabyte vs. ASUS

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June 7, 2012 4:18:13 AM

Hey guys, I've been researching for a new build now for the last couple months and am now finally starting to order. Once last piece if the GPU, I'm set on the GTX 670. But I can't decide between the Gigabyte and the ASUS. I was wondering if you guys had any opinions on them. Thanks for the advice.

Here is my build.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 4:28:34 AM

Just get the cheaper one. Any small overclock one card might have you can easily apply to the other cards. Although if you can get an evga one for the same price they usually have the best customer service
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 4:32:29 AM

Yea, go for the lower price. Both have good customer service.
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June 7, 2012 4:33:31 AM

They are the same price for the stock setting. Mainly wondering which cooler is better. For example Gigabyte has the Windforce.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 4:40:15 AM

Well, it's literally 3 fans vs 2. Whichever you get, the cooler on both cards is good and silent according to newegg reviews.

You can listen to the noise here for the windforce:
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/video-cards/17774-g...
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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 5:22:20 AM

ASUS does a great job at cooling their cards.

Much quieter than Gigabyte.
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June 7, 2012 6:23:32 AM

I heard the Gigabyte was quieter and even OC and under max load the fans would only reach up to 49%.
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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 8:17:20 AM

hopz said:
I heard the Gigabyte was quieter and even OC and under max load the fans would only reach up to 49%.


I don't get it.

When you set the fans to a considerable amount (needed to get proper temps) it is louder than the ASUS.

Even my EVGA 670 is dead silent at 49% :p 
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June 7, 2012 10:54:15 AM

I think thats the point. They would ramp up the OCed GPU and stress test it, and the fans wouldn't go above 49% while keeping at the proper temp. said it maxed at 74 degrees.

" Even when overclocked, the fan speed only reached 49% and the temperature only reached 74C."

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/video-cards/17774-g...
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June 7, 2012 11:05:12 AM

Asus take 3 slot , if you want in fututre do sli !!!!!!
i wil go whit Gigabyte .
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June 7, 2012 11:10:03 AM

if i'm not mistaken the cooler on asus 670 (direct cu II) only take two slots as oppose the one that use on their 680.

@ OP

just take which ever you like. personally i like asus because the cooler looks better than gigabyte one :p .
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June 7, 2012 11:33:38 AM

The looks don't really matter to me. Just care about performance, temps and the noise. But they seem to be extremely similar on levels.
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June 7, 2012 9:59:26 PM

I've been reading about the 670 on OCN and it seems that people with gigabyte tend to get better overclocks if thats something you plan on doing.
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June 10, 2012 7:24:30 AM

Does anyone know if the ASUS GTX 670 actually takes up 3 slots? I see it takes up 2 and 3 depending on who you ask.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:25:54 AM

hopz said:
Does anyone know if the ASUS GTX 670 actually takes up 3 slots? I see it takes up 2 and 3 depending on who you ask.


Go to newegg or their site

you will see only 2 slots
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June 10, 2012 7:27:29 AM

K thanks, and I should still be able to SLI in the future in a Corsair 500r, correct?
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June 10, 2012 7:34:17 AM

About to buy, and can't find the Gigabyte one in stock anywhere with a reasonable price. So think I"m stuck with the ASUS lol
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June 10, 2012 9:12:30 AM

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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 10:20:08 AM

hopz said:
K thanks, and I should still be able to SLI in the future in a Corsair 500r, correct?


Yea I own the 500R and space wise the case can handle 2x triple slot DCII cards with the proper motherboard so 2x dual slots will do fine on pretty much any board. Including yours :) 

One thing I would suggest against is the psu, I have owned it and for the size of the 500R and the length of the TX cables (800mm) and the fact that you cannot remove them really makes it a poor choice.

NZXT Hale90 would go perfect in your system, a little more expensive but you get gold rated / modular cables / white design that goes sex with that case / sexy nzxt sleeved cables


Well worth it to give your system that extra uber factor :) 


Or after seeing how the NZXT Hale90 750W is out of stock @ newegg,

you could get the Capstone-M 750W Gold Rated for $30 more than the TX you listed which blows the TX out of the water.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Capstone-M is probably going to be my next purchase.

I own the Hive 750W atm but the capstone is much higher quality and wasn't modular when I purchased my psu so I was SOL.

Also plan on running 2x 670s :)  currently 1 in my system :) 
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June 10, 2012 10:36:49 AM

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