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Which GTX 670 to choose?

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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 1:10:06 PM

Over the past few weeks, I've been trying to figure out which GPU to get as an upgrade. I finally get paid tomorrow and I have narrowed my search down to the GTX 670 because of the near 680 performance and the sub-$400 dollar price tag. My question is, though, which 670 do I get? I was thinking the MSI Power Edition because of the after market cooler and the OC, but there are many others that offer the same thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I plan to purchase this on amazon because I have a Prime membership.

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a c 90 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 1:52:55 PM

personally, i will go with gigabyte windforce
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 5:37:58 PM

AMD Radeon said:
personally, i will go with gigabyte windforce


I like that one and it's $20 cheaper than the MSI PE, but the only thing is I don't think it will fit in my case. The 6870 that I have in there now almost takes up all the space and it's under 10" (I think). I'll just have to take some measurements when I get home. Thanks.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 5:58:15 PM

Noooooo don't get the power edition! http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...

The Gigabyte is probably the best value, factory OC'd and a pretty sweet cooler as well, I purchased at release and it was the same price as all the other standard 670's even with those features. If you think it will fit do the Gigabyte, otherwise the Asus ones are nice but spendy. Also, looking at the GPU specs, the MSI PE is .2 inches longer than the Gigabyte.

The MSI Non-PE edition is under 10 inches, the Gigabyte is 10.3 and the MSI PE is 10.5 FYI.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 8:26:49 PM

chugot9218 said:
Noooooo don't get the power edition! http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...

The Gigabyte is probably the best value, factory OC'd and a pretty sweet cooler as well, I purchased at release and it was the same price as all the other standard 670's even with those features. If you think it will fit do the Gigabyte, otherwise the Asus ones are nice but spendy. Also, looking at the GPU specs, the MSI PE is .2 inches longer than the Gigabyte.

The MSI Non-PE edition is under 10 inches, the Gigabyte is 10.3 and the MSI PE is 10.5 FYI.


Thanks for the heads-up. Guess I won't be buying the PE. The only reason I thought the Gigabyte was longer because on Amazon it was listed as 11.3", but I'll double check.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 8:48:46 PM

I looked on the Newegg specs I believe, but yes, compare and confirm to be safe.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 8:51:35 PM

chugot9218 said:
I looked on the Newegg specs I believe, but yes, compare and confirm to be safe.


Just checked Newegg and Amazon. Newegg listed the card at 11" and Amazon was at 11.2". I've yet to measure inside my case. Going to do that in a couple minutes. Hopefully it'll fit.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 10:04:38 PM

Not a bad one either, I haven't heard anything bad about it specifically (and actually have heard good things about the FTW). Just curious whats your case??
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 11:28:20 PM

It's a Raidmax Viper. I'm not a huge fan of this case, but it came with the pre-configured computer I bought a couple months ago.
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:21:42 AM

lol, I thought I picked the best answer.

I got the card, but had to RMA it because of a terrible screen flicker. Darn.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 2:25:04 AM

Well either way EVGA will take care of that super fast and you will always get good support from them. They are normally quiet stable so I'm sure your replacement will be great!
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