I'm finishing up wth my custom build finally, but I just can't decide on which GPU to buy. I want to use a Nvidia GPU. I am stuck between the Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB or the PNY GTX 670 2GB. They are both around the same price range. I am willing to spend up to $400 for the GPU. I'll most likely be playing in 1920x1080 resolution. I am leaning toward the Gigabyte model, but I am just not sure if the Gigabyte 670 is really going to be much of an advantage over the cheaper PNY model. Also, if anyone has any other suggestions for a GPU under $400, then I am open to suggestions as long as they are Nvidia cards. Here are some of my specs below.
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
PSU: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
If any more information is needed, please let me know. Added info: I am considering overclocking in the future, considering I got the 3570K CPU. Thanks for the help.
Well, the only 2 points i'd suggest considering is:
1- The PCB of the card (some 670s are built on 680s PCB which is better). In this case i really don't know if any of the cards you mentioned has 680 PCB.
2- The cooling solution on the card. In this case, Gigabyte uses very efficient solutions on their cards and much better than PNY in noise and cooling.
out of the 2 i would go with gigabyte as their rma is and quality factoris excellent just in case. I agree with darksable evga is the way to go for nvidia cards excellent service warranty extension program and step up program are awesome.