I would like to buy a GTX 670 off of Newegg, however I am not sure what brand to go with. I have always gone with EVGA, but I notice that some brands have 2 fans ( gigabyte zotac) I this worth it? I would like to keep my spending budget under 450$.
I love evga as well I just don't like how they only use reference cards. The Gigabyte card has 3 fans versus the other non reference cards of 2. I feel that if you are going to spend that kind of money on a card you should get one with a non reference design which means better cooling a more efficient card.
One other thing that's unique about the gigabyte one is they use the circuitry of a 680 pretty cool and its the same price as the reference. The gigabyte card also has a 3 year warranty.
I have had excellent support through EVGA though so its really up to you what brand you go with.
Tomshardware goes into great detail about 7 cards out there for the 670 series and recommends the gigabyte card highly.
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