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October 26, 2012 12:02:00 PM

I just finished selecting most of the parts for my build. I am going with the GTX 670 since it is very close to the GTX 680. I just don't know which one to order. (Stock or overclocked. Which Brand..etc) Also is there any deals on these cards that you know of? (Free game, discounted..etc)

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a c 94 B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 12:14:33 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :) 

Or a http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670...

The cooler is the biggest thing in picking a GPU (within same family eg 670) IMO, as stock OC doesn't matter much if you're OCing anyway. Noise and heat are controlled by the cooler. Just avoid the MSI Power Edition 660Ti and 670.
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October 26, 2012 12:25:04 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :) 

Or a http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670...

The cooler is the biggest thing in picking a GPU (within same family eg 670) IMO, as stock OC doesn't matter much if you're OCing anyway. Noise and heat are controlled by the cooler. Just avoid the MSI Power Edition 660Ti and 670.

Thanks. Isn't the GTX670 better though? Are they similar in performance?
I was looking at the ones here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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a c 94 B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 12:28:45 PM

Nope, the 7970 beats the 670 in pretty much anything now except nVidia-optimized games eg BF3. Even then they're pretty close. Driver updates FTW.
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October 26, 2012 12:33:22 PM

The GTX 670 is a great choice, and probably has the best value-to-performance ratio of any enthusiast card out there.

EVGA and ASUS are the top brands, although it would be hard to find a poor choice at this level of performance.

Main GPU chips are batched by relative performance by each manufacturer, and the best chips are reserved for specialty versions of video cards to be sold at a premium, e.g. ASUS' TOP and MATRIX series, and EVGA's FTW.

If you can afford them, you can push them harder (overclocking) than the standard card. It's not necessary though, as the standard card is an excellent performer right out of the box. The difference is hardly noticeable in game, so it's mostly ownership pride to get a premium card like this.
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October 26, 2012 12:35:15 PM

If you dont plan to Overclock it heavily and accept that a mild OC may result in some noise from the cooler save your $ and get a reference cooler version, from any reputable brand

If you want it to be quiet get the Asus GTX670-DC2T it's generally reviewed as being nice and quiet + it comes with a reasonable factory OC

If you want performance out the box look at Zotacs AMP! edition

If you want to OC it yourself look at the Gigabyte Windforce, decent cooling, not to loud (and reasonably slim if you plan future SLi).

And like somewhere said avoid MSI power edition it has been found to be iffy.

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October 26, 2012 12:48:58 PM

Do I base my purchase on Core Clock, Boost Clock, and CUDA Cores? I honestly don't know what any of it means.
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October 26, 2012 1:02:17 PM

Either stock (nvidia) and buy a aftermarket cooler (best option)
Or search reviews on what model runs cooler (second best opiton).

If you dont want to play with OC yourself, Highest speed core and memory model (third best option).
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 1:06:34 PM

The answer is right now the 7970 is the fastest card though i don't recall that having anything to do with your question so some how we are already off topic but anyhow as far as the 670's go the Asus 670 Top although you can't find it anymore so next MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)



http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)


However GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X is the third best 670 imo and if it's still on sale for $359.99 i would recommend you get that mate
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a c 94 B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 1:12:32 PM

The MSI Power Edition has VRM design failures, and could fail early. I wouldn't get it.
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October 26, 2012 1:20:02 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The answer is right now the 7970 is the fastest card though i don't recall that having anything to do with your question so some how we are already off topic but anyhow as far as the 670's go the Asus 670 Top although you can't find it anymore so next MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)



http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)


However GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X is the third best 670 imo and if it's still on sale for $359.99 i would recommend you get that mate

I wouldn't mind getting the 7970 if it is better than the 670. I just wanted to know which were the best. I have the tower case in my cart and I'm still on the fence with which 7970 or 670 I should get. Also would it be compatible/fit with the stuff I already have?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 1:25:10 PM

uploadcomplete said:
I wouldn't mind getting the 7970 if it is better than the 670. I just wanted to know which were the best. I have the tower case in my cart and I'm still on the fence with which 7970 or 670 I should get. Also would it be compatible/fit with the stuff I already have?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yes it would be compatible so get the 7970 if you prefer i don't have a recommendation because neither of the 7970 i would recommend are in stock maybe somebody else can help pick one that's in stock i don't suggest most because of the horrible coil whine examples http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 1:59:00 PM

uploadcomplete said:
I just finished selecting most of the parts for my build. I am going with the GTX 670 since it is very close to the GTX 680. I just don't know which one to order. (Stock or overclocked. Which Brand..etc) Also is there any deals on these cards that you know of? (Free game, discounted..etc)


get the gigabyte model....
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October 26, 2012 3:30:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes it would be compatible so get the 7970 if you prefer i don't have a recommendation because neither of the 7970 i would recommend are in stock maybe somebody else can help pick one that's in stock i don't suggest most because of the horrible coil whine examples http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 3:36:12 PM

Well i would go with EVGA because of their great customer service and because i never had any issues with their cards but that's me you should decide what best for you not me bud if your playing on a single monitor 1920 x 1080 that card will be a great choice ;) 
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October 26, 2012 3:48:11 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well i would go with EVGA because of their great customer service and because i never had any issues with their cards but that's me you should decide what best for you not me bud if your playing on a single monitor 1920 x 1080 that card will be a great choice ;) 

I honestly don't know. Which ever performs the best I guess. There is also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and yeah I will be playing on a single monitor. Although I have 2 Asus 23" in front of me
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October 26, 2012 3:56:03 PM

uploadcomplete said:
I honestly don't know. Which ever performs the best I guess. There is also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and yeah I will be playing on a single monitor. Although I have 2 Asus 23" in front of me
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v... now i don't think all are like that but i wouldn't want to risk it and end up with a card like that then half to rma it and pay more money just to get a card that doesn't do that but that's me this is your money and choice so that's for you to decide
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October 26, 2012 4:08:17 PM

bigcyco1 said:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=v... now i don't think all are like that but i wouldn't want to risk it and end up with a card like that then half to rma it and pay more money just to get a card that doesn't do that but that's me this is your money and choice so that's for you to decide

Is a 650w PSU good enough/to much for the 7970 or 670 w/an i5 3570k along with the Mobo I posted earlier? I will be buying the video card tomorrow so I have until then to choose/find one. Thank you for all your support.

P.S. This will be the first time I build a PC.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 4:12:16 PM

uploadcomplete said:
Is a 650w PSU good enough/to much for the 7970 or 670 w/an i5 3570k along with the Mobo I posted earlier? I will be buying the video card tomorrow so I have until then to choose/find one. Thank you for all your support.

P.S. This will be the first time I build a PC.
No problem your very welcome!Yes it's good enough for either card what power supply is it if i may ask ?Some lie about what they really can handle that's why i ask :pfff: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 4:48:27 PM

EVGA - Gigabyte - Asus are all good cards and the performance are very very near to be identical , but lets talk about the cooling of these cards, if you have a case with nice air flow and good exhaust fans it doesnt really matter to choose from them but if you you have a kinda closed case you should go with card like the EVGA with closed shred cooler that have a blower that blow all the hot air outside your case while the open shred coolers like the gigabyte and most of the other cards keeps your card cooler BUT they spread all hot air in your case , so decide what you really want good luck with you choice ;)  (Notice : i didnt recommend MSI cuz the over voltage proplem they faced lately)
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 5:11:06 PM

(and please, draw your own educated conclusion):

http://forum.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4415559&postcoun...

As for what THG wrote about, I have no comment i find the whole thing fishy on all parties involved a lot of members here are teens and are easy to believe whatever they read and jump the gun without knowing all the facts of the matter.Like i mentioned instead of jumping the gun and believing something look into it, and you will find out what was really going on also check out every reliable trustworthy professional review site other then here and you will find all recommend the card and award it yet not one noticed this as a issue mind you were talking about professionals here who has been doing this many years !
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October 28, 2012 12:30:39 PM

Best answer selected by uploadcomplete.
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