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MSI 670 PE or EVGA 670 FTW?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
October 4, 2012 7:24:22 PM

Hello,

First here is my current setup:

i5 2500k @ 3.3 GHz
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3
EVGA GTX 560 ti
Xclio 550w PSU
Corsair Vengeance 8GB @ 1600 Mhz

I'll be looking into replaces my 560 ti soon for something with a lot more power, particularly a 670.
So my two choices are:

The MSI PE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

the EVGA FTW edition.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But I have a few questions.

1) I have a HAF 922 case with the stock fans still installed, added another 200mm fan on the side, and I have air filters on them.
So which card would benefit the most from my cooling setup? I'd like to keep the card under 70C if possible.

2) I have seen lots of customer reviews saying that their 670 FTW card were either DOA or dead within a few weeks or months.
I haven't seen or read anything about the MSI PE cards being defective. Would they be the best bet for that reason?

I have been burnt too many times in the past by defective products.

3) Is this PSU good for a future SLI setup of either of the cards?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And lastly, I do not plan to OC the cards. The factory OC will do well enough for me.

More about : msi 670 evga 670 ftw

a c 926 Î Nvidia
October 4, 2012 7:44:09 PM

Get the MSI PE for the Twin Frozr cooler that keeps the GPU temps much lower. Lower GPU temps on Kepler cards allow higher and more consistently sustained Turbo Boosts.
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