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November 11, 2012 6:44:32 AM

I've been working on a custom build for awhile and i'm thinking about getting this 670 model - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So i'm wondering how good the EVGA one is in general and compared to the other makes of the 670 and maybe any major cons of getting it? I read in a few places this one gets hot but i won't be overclocking so if anyone who has had this card or knows about its heating problems, if any, could respond too that would be much appreciated!

Other specs ( NO OVERCLOCKING ):

CPU: i7-3770k Quad core 3.5 ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: 950 PC and Power cooling (Silver) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: 256gb SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws 16b ( 8 x 2 ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Extra Fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: TBD, thinking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

P.S. Haven't purchased anything for this build yet so if any one has some recommendations / feedback on the parts i would be glad to consider them.

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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 6:49:03 AM

I personally prefer EVGA over other brands because of their amazing warranty and service. As far as speed goes they have about the same as other companies but they also warranty overclocking and using aftermarket coolers on the GPU.

I would get EVGA over any brand these days simply because you're not going to find a better warranty from any other company.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 6:50:19 AM

ALL your links are dead...

If you get an EVGA card, and want to overclock, go with the Signature 2. However, I have the (original) FTW edition, and love it. Sure, I can't overclock it because of heat issues, but it's a powerhouse.

Also, why in the world are you buying an unlocked processor, a z77 chipset motherboard, and a CPU cooler if you aren't overclocking? That's a COMPLETE waste of money. Get an h77 chipset and use the stock cooler.

For that matter, an i7 will give NO benefit over an i5 - games can't use hyperthreading. (So that's $100 in your pocket on top of what you save by getting a non "k" processor and skipping the CPU cooler.)

Don't bother with a 950w power supply... even with overclocking, 650w will supply a rig with a 670 and an ivy bridge chip. The newer the parts, the more efficient they are.

Don't get 16GB RAM - 8GB of 1600MHz is enough to run BF3 on ultra with photoshop and 20 tabs open.

Personally, I'd get an NZXT Gamma Classic and one each of a 120 and 140mm fan - the Phantom has looks but mediocre cooling, and is EXPENSIVE, especially with the cost of extra fans added in.

What is the difference between "Heatsink" and "CPU Cooler"?
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November 11, 2012 7:14:40 AM

Sorry, when i said heatsink i mean thermal paste
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 7:50:02 AM

Ok, that's fine.

Still, read my comments... you can save yourself a LOT of money and get better performance.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 7:56:29 AM

I've tried so many brands. MSI, Inno3D, Club3D and so on. All I can tell you, always go for the reference design cooler. Anything else is a gamble. The reference design makes the heat flow out of your Tower so the other hardware isn't affected by the heat of the GPU.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 8:07:01 AM

Lost... I dunno what you're smoking, man.

If you have any sort of cooling in your tower at all, an aftermarket cooler is always going to cool the card way better. Yeah, it'll increase the heat in the case, but there are fans to deal with that.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 12:23:13 PM

DarkSable said:
Lost... I dunno what you're smoking, man.

If you have any sort of cooling in your tower at all, an aftermarket cooler is always going to cool the card way better. Yeah, it'll increase the heat in the case, but there are fans to deal with that.


I just switched a GTX 660 inno3D ichill hz2000s, with a GTX 660 club3D reference design, I also had a GTX 560 ti twinfrozr not long ago and it got fried after 2 months usage,

I got 4 x 120 mm fans in my case. 2 blowing are into the machine from the bottom, 2 pulling out the air on the top.

Temps with inn03D:
Idle - 35
Load - 85

Temps with club3D (reference):
- Idle 25
- Load 74

Temps with MSI:
- Idle 30
- Load 78

Well played, sir
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 5:01:05 PM

Okay, if your graphics card heated to the point that it fried itself, that's a problem with the card or other components, not the cooler. (Unless the cooler broke somehow.)

Also, that would be your problem right there. Aftermarket heatsinks push air down - blowing air back up creates a stagnant pocket, and negates the point of the cooler.
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