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which gtx 970?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by TheMrSlynky, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Shadee13

    Shadee13 New Member

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    If it fits your case take the Gigabyte.
     
  2. SimpleCookie

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    I personally prefer Evga because they're good overclockers and provide good customer service and warranties.
     
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    almost all of the 970s OC well and good OCing is not always tied to the brand *the giga G1 is also great at it :)* but first of all it depends on how important it is to the end user, I know a couple of guys who bought the strix lately and don't bother about OCg at all, I've even tried to convince some of them, but some prefer to just run it at stock :(
    Someone also mentioned @TheMrSlynky is from Europe, so customer support goes mainly to retailers... I'm not sure about the price but if it's considerably cheaper maybe EVGA is a better choice. Anyways, looks like @TheMrSlynky left the thread to us month ago, maybe he already bought the card :)
     
  4. BakerMan1971

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    In the market myself for a 970 (after Christmas now) , how are your cards doing guys?

    I two friends with the MSI 970 and it is indeed impressive, I will be replacing my MSI R9 290 Gaming 4g space heater, for efficiency. Although GM200 may be very close. Decisions decisions.
     
  5. Ahmed Kazim

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    Either Gigabyte G1 or something from EVGA or Asus Strix. I'd surely choose something from these.
     
  6. BakerMan1971

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    Interesting Ahmed, why not the MSI? Some reviewers have the MSI as the favourite due to how silent it can be and that it still clocks well. From reading through other forums the Strix is actually quite loud and not performing especially well. Can you elaborate?
     
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    well ain't that just "meh" you've said it yourself, not that you'll be wrong getting the MSI but it's last in build quality compared to the G1 and Strix. I'd say G1 for OC-g || Strix for silence || Msi for price *that's if it's considerably cheaper
     
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    Well the G1 is in the same price bracket, so lets say a little whoosh from fans isn't the end of the world, that's going to be the best clocker? I am willing to put the extra to an EVGA FTW if the factory OC is worth it, but I don't see a lot of recommendations, I am more investigating and trying to learn what the best choice is rather than just rush out and buy the shiny one thats got £20 off. Thanks for all the input so far though.
     
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    go on the G1, it's my choice too just still waiting on some price stabilization cause I live in f***n Macedonia where the bring like 10 cards per month and try to sell them for ~400eu
     
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    G1 for best all rounder
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    Strix for super silence
     
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    Just bought the MSI twin Frozr and it rocks!
     
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    I am afraid I may disappoint some on here, I am going to go with the MSI and the only reason is the length of the G1, when I post pics up it will make sense.
    I don't want to go with the strix as that is not the best card from the many threads I have read, in fact I think this thread is just about the only one recommending strix over MSI, the only better thing about the strix is the memory is all on one side.
     
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    I will be purchasing the 970 strix soon
     
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    yup that's true the G1 is large :) I'm keeping mine opinion and it's G1>Strix>MSI, but still it's your choice, all three are top manufacturers so you can't go wrong with any of those cards. Just go with the one you like the most.
     
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    It would have been the G1 for sure, but it will clash with the rad for my Triton
     
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    :D just got a CM HAF922 for that reason (plus I"ll probably abandon the AIO water cooler idea) I'm about to do the rebuild right now, all I'm missing is the G1 now :)
     
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    its my first foray into liquid cooling, the Raijintek Triton is however made up of standard water cooling components, I am hoping to grab a nice overclock on my cpu, already with just a BeQuiet Pure Rock, the system can do 4.3GHz on my 5820k
     
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    Thanks for all this information guys! i ended up buying the MSI version ( still waiting for it ) i also get a free game with it so not bad :D
     
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    that's great! looks like someone's about to have lots of fun for the holidays :)
    have in mind there's an official release of a new MSI Afterburner 4.1.0 [stable] so hope you use it and have some nice clocks to share and brag with us here :D
     
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    Welcome and enjoy
     

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