Getting a new graphics card

I'm choosing between two graphics cards at the moment, the two being

An Asus GTX650 directCU edition
and
A regular Asus GTX650

My questions are:
1. What exactly is the difference between the regular edition from the directCU edition?
2. Will my motherboard and/or PSU be able to support either? components?
3. Will their integrated fans alone be able to keep their temperature at safe levels?

I'm not exactly savvy with components yet so please bear with me
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  1. Motherboard and PSU are good to go.
    The integrated fans themselves are more than enough to cool them, and many are designed to cool under OC.
    The DCU has a better cooler on it, and can overclock better.
  2. Gam3r01 said:
    Motherboard and PSU are good to go.
    The integrated fans themselves are more than enough to cool them, and many are designed to cool under OC.
    The DCU has a better cooler on it, and can overclock better.


    Should I go for the DCU edition, I just have to insert it into the PCI 3.0 slot and it will work right?
  3. The DCU version has one more DVI output and requires a 6-pin PCIe connector cable form the PSU. It comes with a molex to 6-pin cable in case you don't have one already.

    The regular card does not require additional power from the PSU.

    I suggest getting the regular one.
  4. I would suggest abit better cards like 700 series nvidia cards
  5. EvgaLover said:
    I would suggest abit better cards like 700 series nvidia cards


    How nice of you to suggest something way more expensive when he's already decided on a GPU.
  6. huilun02 said:
    EvgaLover said:
    I would suggest abit better cards like 700 series nvidia cards


    How nice of you to suggest something way more expensive when he's already decided on a GPU.

    How do you know he desided on that budget? he didn't say he couldn't afford more. I'm just giving friendly tips so he doesn't regret his actions later on.
  7. EvgaLover said:
    huilun02 said:
    EvgaLover said:
    I would suggest abit better cards like 700 series nvidia cards


    How nice of you to suggest something way more expensive when he's already decided on a GPU.

    How do you know he desided on that budget? he didn't say he couldn't afford more. I'm just giving friendly tips so he doesn't regret his actions later on.



    Those two are the maximum of my budget at the moment. All the same, thanks to everyone who answered!
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