Best Cooler for GTX 660?

Hey guys,

I'm buying my first gaming pc pretty soon. I've decided on the GTX 660 since it fits my price range. I want a card that will stay really cool. I also want to do a little bit of overclocking. Pretty much which is the best card?
(MSI Twin Frozr III vs ASUS Direct CU II vs Gigabyte Windforce)

Thanks!

Gigabyte GTX 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443

MSI GTX 660 (Can't go with the OC edition because too expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127702

ASUS GTX 660 (Can't go with OC edition again)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121664
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  1. Honestly can't go wrong with any of those choices, I would just take the Gigabyte one because it is cheapest. All those cooling solutions will do a good job keeping the card cool.
  2. Anyone else?
  3. MSI all the way.
  4. I remember reading/hearing about ASUS' DirectCU II as being slightly better than the rest of competition on GTX600/Radeon 7000 series cards, but as completelyrandomname said, I'd go for the cheapest option which is Gigabyte.

    Edit: I meant it's higher clocked, and by a good amount than MSI which costs the same.
  5. I have a Gigabyte card a GTX670OC and its great I really like it also the MSI card I had for a short time the 660Ti that I had was great as well the powered edition. I would say overclocking wise you would probably get more from the MSI, and ASUS solutions then most of the other competition you get a higher grade of quality from those companies that you simply won't get from Gigabyte. You will normally see better power delivery/heat tolerance with there chokes, mosfets, and caps.
  6. Soda-88 said:
    I remember reading/hearing about ASUS' DirectCU II as being slightly better than the rest of competition on GTX600/Radeon 7000 series cards, but as completelyrandomname said, I'd go for the cheapest option which is Gigabyte.

    Edit: I meant it's higher clocked, and by a good amount than MSI which costs the same.


    +1 for the facts

    Asus's card will be the most expensive but it has the best cooling out of those three

    The next best card will be the gigabyte card, it cools great and its very quiet, also it's going the be the cheapest out of the three.

    I cannot recommend the msi card, as i have no experience in using the msi brand, or any of their cards.

    I hope this helps in some way!
  7. MSI cards are built very solidly. They are great they aren't necessarily the quietest cards. But they are good.



  8. rjlee said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm buying my first gaming pc pretty soon. I've decided on the GTX 660 since it fits my price range. I want a card that will stay really cool. I also want to do a little bit of overclocking. Pretty much which is the best card?
    (MSI Twin Frozr III vs ASUS Direct CU II vs Gigabyte Windforce)

    Thanks!

    Gigabyte GTX 660
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443

    MSI GTX 660 (Can't go with the OC edition because too expensive)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127702

    ASUS GTX 660 (Can't go with OC edition again)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121664


    I own a Gtx 670 Windforce and would recommend it to anyone worried about heat. When i push it to its absolute max(OC to 1350) the temps have only gotten to 61°C when the card is rated up to 90°C.
    Also if your case has any fan ports on the side panel buy those and install them.
  9. ^ I have the same card :P *high five* at least I think so I have the windforce 3 version.
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