Question about the difference between the two cards...is the only difference the heat dissipation apparatus? Or are there other specific changes that I am missing here? Do I have to get the SLI bridge separately ? Thanks!
The motherboard will bring a SLI bridge connector, the evga 670 isn't at 369.99$ in amazon, it's at 399.99$, since you have a case with good airflow, you can get the gigabyte 670 windforce 3x for less(it's a bit cheaper).
Definitely get EVGA FTW edition. it's cooler blows heat out the back of the case, as opposed to circulating inside your case. Internal case temp is very important if you are doing SLI too, so definitely get the FTW editions. ALSO, they are clocked faster, so will have better performance!!!
Agreed. The FTW card is a beast, I am currently running 5760x1080 on triple 27" monitors with one, and it overclocks really well. I have been considering getting a second, and highly recommend it. As stated above, the blower style fan is better (IMO) than the axials, as it exhausts heat outside the case, even if it is a hair louder, when you're gaming you don't really care.
Ahhh!! mixed feelings between the two..I can't decide. I know blower is louder since I have a blower style GPU right now but I thought this would be different. I've looked at the reports here ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-tes... ) and the blower style if definitely louder
Other than the loudness, is everything else the same?
ASUS Is one of the best GPU makers in my opinion, they are the coolest cards under load is what i meant btw. ASUS is and awesome brand, good support, and well known. Surprised you did not know of them.