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EVGA or Gigabyte (GTX 670)?

I know the advantages and disadvantages of both cards:

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

EVGA has much better customer service and reliability. Precision works on EVGA. Not as stable at higher OC's.

Gigabyte has slightly better cooling, more stability at higher OC due to more pin connectors, is slightly louder, less customer service and reliability.

Gigabyte card is usually $10 cheaper

PURPOSE: Gaming rig that i'm about to build to run intensive games on ultra graphics settings with absolutely 0 lag on a 20-24" 1920x1080 rez monitor. Will be running CAD software as well. My current build is as follows:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bFEf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bFEf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bFEf/benchmarks/


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.74 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1109.19

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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  1. It looks good to me bud i would just go with it the EVGA is a great choice no reason to go with GIGABYTE over it IMO i may be bias though because i have had issues with GIGABYTE GPU which has made me no longer buy from them
  2. I have the EVGA version and the only difference is that the card is smaller than the Gigabyte version. I think you should go for the Gigabyte version anyway because of its superior cooling and OCing potential
  3. Would cooling even be an issue? cuz i've got that hyper 612 cpu cooler.

    What about the EVGA 670 FTW version? How much OCing do i really need to do considering the 670 is already an ungodly card?
  4. after doing extensive research and asking on other forums, i've settled on the EVGA 670 FTW version for a few reasons. a) since it's already OC'd out-of-box, i may not need to touch OCing at all to do what i need it to do (i've never manually OC'd before, if i had to i'm sure i could figure it out though). b) it's one of the few high-end cards that blows the hot air out the back of the case instead of leaving it inside the case.

    On another note, is 4GB too much for a gpu? is 2GB plenty considering my needs?
  5. hxcheyo said:
    after doing extensive research and asking on other forums, i've settled on the EVGA 670 FTW version for a few reasons. a) since it's already OC'd out-of-box, i may not need to touch OCing at all to do what i need it to do (i've never manually OC'd before, if i had to i'm sure i could figure it out though). b) it's one of the few high-end cards that blows the hot air out the back of the case instead of leaving it inside the case.

    On another note, is 4GB too much for a gpu? is 2GB plenty considering my needs?


    2gb is usually enough for a single screen resolution. Higher Vram models are for heavy duty work/gaming on multiple screens using Eyefinity/3D Surround
  6. Best answer
    Go for the EVGA GTX 670 FTW, it's the same price as reference but is actually faster and cheaper than even the SC version. I have it and it beats even a reference GTX 680 out the box.

    It's 409.99, but with the $10 rebate, it brings it down to the price of reference GTX 670's, but it's better because it runs cooler than reference and it uses the GTX 680 PCB unlike the reference 670's using the shorter PCB. It's a beast at OC as well.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130802

    if you are gaming @ 1080, you will be fine with 2GB, if you do surround view (3 monitor setup), then 4GB will be needed.

    It looks nice in my computer



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  8. Excellent, just the type of replies i was looking for. Thanks everyone :)
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