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Which gtx 670 should I buy?

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August 7, 2012 6:49:09 PM

Hello,

I've seen a lot of debates on similar things, so I'll ask as well: I decided to buy a gtx670, but I'm not sure which vendor to choose. I will list all the available graphics I have in my country, and you tell me which one is a bit better than the other and why. They are around the same price, maybe +- $30, so I don't really care if you pick the most expensive one or the cheapest one.

When I say best, I mean best cooling, best driver support, best endurance etc. I know they are pretty much the same, similar performance, size etc, but it's a lot of money and I don't want to mess it up because of some tiny detail or fault some of these cards have.

So, here they are:
1) Palit Jetstream http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1975
2) Gainward http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=881&lang=en
3) MSI OC http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N670GTX-PM2D2GD5-OC.html
4) eVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I love how the Palit Jetstream looks like, and it's the only one without referent cooling. I have MSI motherboard, so if I take MSI GPU, I can use live update and stuff, plus it's OC-ed. I like evga because of Evga precision, but I'm pretty sure evga precision can overclock any of these cards.

I need some more opinion and experience for this, because I have no idea which one to pick.

Please help me.

P.S. Oh yeah, I have cooler master HAF 912+ case, so any GPU will fit without problems

a very late edit: I can get these cards too:


1) http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
2) http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P4-267...
3) http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670...

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a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 8:10:46 PM

Well personally i would buy a MSI PE 670 or Asus Top 670 or none at all but out of those i would suggest the EVGA because of their top notch customer service
August 7, 2012 8:16:38 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well personally i would buy a MSI PE 670 or Asus Top 670 or none at all but out of those i would suggest the EVGA because of their top notch customer service


Thank you for your reply.

I would buy MSI PE too, but it's not available... The same goes for Asus

I like EVGA too, I'm not so sure about their services in Serbia...

So... what now? :D 
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a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 8:43:10 PM

donsrbin said:
Thank you for your reply.

I would buy MSI PE too, but it's not available... The same goes for Asus

I like EVGA too, I'm not so sure about their services in Serbia...

So... what now? :D 
how about EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW
August 7, 2012 8:48:14 PM

bigcyco1 said:
how about GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 or EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW


My friend, I've told what cards are available to me. Gigabyte is not. I can only take Evga, but I don't think there's any benefit from it, since they don't have an office here.

Okay, let me rephrase that. Out of those I mentioned above, why is evga the best, not counting the service I cannot use?
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 8:59:49 PM

Compare the Jetstream and the TOP side by side:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-670-jet...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_67...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670... the Jetstream is quite a bit louder at 43 Db vs. 38 Db for the TOP. Other than that, they are evenly matched.So if you don't care about it's noise get it Both cards have similar temperature and performance benchmarks. But for me, ASUS is the clear winner due to fan noise. At load, the Palit card is 40dbA while the ASUS card is an incredible 25dbA. That's the deal maker for me, not to mention the sweet backplate but since you can't get it i guess the Jetstream is for you.
August 7, 2012 9:02:40 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Compare the Jetstream and the TOP side by side:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-670-jet...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_67...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670... the Jetstream is quite a bit louder at 43 Db vs. 38 Db for the TOP. Other than that, they are evenly matched.So if you don't care that about it's noise get it Both cards have similar temperature and performance benchmarks. But for me, ASUS is the clear winner due to fan noise. At load, the Palit card is 40dbA while the ASUS card is an incredible 25dbA. That's the deal maker for me, not to mention the sweet backplate but since you can't get it i guess the Jetstream is for you.


So, in the end, evga or palit jetstream?
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:03:47 PM

donsrbin said:
So, in the end, evga or palit jetstream?
which EVGA can you get the one you listed right? if so the jetstream
August 7, 2012 9:05:08 PM

^the evga is still a good reliable model, you just have to do OC'ing yourself which is easy!

ive owned palit gpus in the past and they are just fine...
August 7, 2012 9:07:35 PM

jjb8675309 said:
^thats still a good reliable model, you just have to do OC'ing yourself which is easy!


I can OC, I just don't know which GPU you talk about ^^

edit: OK, you edited :D 
August 7, 2012 9:09:42 PM

bigcyco1 said:
It's really hard for me to pick one of the ones you listed as i don't care for none those but i am trying to put myself in your shoes and in the end i would go with the jetstream but wait for others to prove to you with facts which is best out those as i am not 100% sure.


Okay, thank you.
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:10:03 PM

It's really hard for me to pick one of the ones you listed as i don't care for none those but i am trying to put myself in your shoes and in the end i would go with the jetstream but wait for others to prove to you with facts which is best out those as i am not 100% sure.
August 7, 2012 9:11:33 PM

Palit sux...
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:11:55 PM

verbalizer said:
Palit sux...
:lol:  all those do IMO :( 
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:12:36 PM

donsrbin said:
Okay, thank you.
no problem just make sure they don't just give you blanket statements you want proof not hear say or what they claim as facts anyway good luck! ;) 
August 7, 2012 9:13:28 PM

verbalizer said:
Palit sux...


why, my friend?
August 7, 2012 9:14:41 PM

Palit sucks bc their color scheme is whack, no seriously just go with evga imo
August 7, 2012 9:14:43 PM

donsrbin said:
why, my friend?

young upstart still compared to the others, still using lesser quality boards.
1 year warranty
bad RMA and customer service.
loud coolers, buggy card when attempted overclock.
August 7, 2012 9:14:50 PM

bigcyco1 said:
no problem just make sure they don't just give you blanket statements you want proof not hear say or what they claim as facts anyway good luck! ;) 


I saw some good reviews of Jetstream, they say it's good, but I'll wait for user comments
August 7, 2012 9:19:39 PM

verbalizer said:
young upstart still compared to the others, still using lesser quality boards.
1 year warranty
bad RMA and customer service.
loud coolers, buggy card when attempted overclock.


I get 2 year warranty for Jetstream, weird.

As for other things you mentioned, I cannot respond, because I don't know anything about it. But if you say it's bad, OK, thanks for the info
August 7, 2012 9:25:09 PM

where/what.?
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:29:04 PM

Well i am a Asus fanboy so my vote goes to them lol plus i have had issues with gigabyte cards in the past so maybe i am being overly bias
August 7, 2012 9:34:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well i am a Asus fanboy so my vote goes to them lol plus i have had issues with gigabyte cards in the past so maybe i am being overly bias


verbalizer said:
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670...
GTX670-DC2-2GD5 ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II
dual slot..

Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 8-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for stable overclocking.


Okay, Asus is a bit more expensive than the others, but if it's the best, I don't mind.

Is it better than evga, though?
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:35:06 PM

donsrbin said:
Okay, Asus is a bit more expensive than the others, but if it's the best, I don't mind.

Is it better than evga, though?
Yes it will spank the evga in oc :D 
August 7, 2012 9:35:09 PM

it's better than the EVGA you linked but not the one I linked earlier in the thread..
August 7, 2012 9:36:26 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes :D 


verbalizer said:
it's better than the EVGA you linked but not the one I linked earlier in the thread..


the one I linked is the only one I can get.

Okay then, thanks.

I will wait for a few more opinions from different people, if you don't mind :D 
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:36:42 PM

verbalizer said:
it's better than the EVGA you linked but not the one I linked earlier in the thread..
+1
August 7, 2012 9:37:55 PM

donsrbin said:
the one I linked is the only one I can get.

Okay then, thanks.

I will wait for a few more opinions from different people, if you don't mind :D 

hope your not in a hurry because the consensus is rolling with the same suggestion..
;) 
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:39:41 PM

donsrbin said:
the one I linked is the only one I can get.

Okay then, thanks.

I will wait for a few more opinions from different people, if you don't mind :D 
No problem best of luck! :hello: 
a c 454 Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:39:46 PM

Asus GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP
Why?
Completely custom designed with upgraded high-end components. Binned chips specifically reserved for their "TOP" designation. A very high factory overclock with still plenty of overclocking headroom. All that, and still one of the quietest 670's on the market.
August 7, 2012 9:41:46 PM

3 for 3..

(being playful..)
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 9:43:22 PM

There you go fella pick this guy's brain matto17secs knows his cards he can give you the answers with proof you seek lol.
August 7, 2012 9:45:02 PM

geez thanks for the vote of confidence in me... :/ 
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 10:01:51 PM

verbalizer said:
geez thanks for the vote of confidence in me... :/ 
I didn't mean it like that bud i apologize. :( 
August 7, 2012 10:03:03 PM

I know... :p 
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 10:03:25 PM

verbalizer said:
I know... :p 
o.k. good ;) 
a c 454 Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 10:10:42 PM

verbalizer said:
geez thanks for the vote of confidence in me... :/ 

You know we all bow down to the 'Master' who's also currently ranked #1 in Graphics, #2 in CPU's and Components, and #3 in Overclocking.
a b Î Nvidia
August 7, 2012 10:20:28 PM

17seconds said:
You know we all bow down to the 'Master' who's also currently ranked #1 in Graphics, #2 in CPU's and Components, and #3 in Overclocking.
+1 :sol: 
August 7, 2012 10:26:01 PM

17seconds said:
You know we all bow down to the 'Master' who's also currently ranked #1 in Graphics, #2 in CPU's and Components, and #3 in Overclocking.


what a "vacation" it has been, lol

verbz is on vacation and still burnin up the charts!
August 7, 2012 11:35:58 PM

vaca is coming...
!