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which gtx 970?

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

  1. BenceTb

    BenceTb New Member

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    EVGA all the way!
     
  2. BakerMan1971

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    Evga is tempting although they are about to push out a revision to their cards, maybe the highlighted cooler issue was a problem after all?
    Galax cards are catching my eye, with the serious factory overclock, I have not bought one yet due to the January sale prices being more expensive than less than a month ago, on Dec 1st you could buy an MSI 970 for £265!!!
     
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    You should buy the G1 Gaming from Gigabyte. I think it's the best 970 you can find
     
  4. Mr Brown

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    2nd revision of the cooler I think but only for the just announced SSC and not yet officially announced revised FTW (which is referred to as FTW+ in EVGA's own forum.) They have far too many SKUs anyway it can be baffling trying to figure out which one to go for.

    EVGA seem to have really hurt their reputation in the last year, the warrantys are much shorter, 970 cooler fiasco, yet another backplate fiasco. Looks like people are upset again because they showed the new SSC with a backplate but once again the retail edition doesn't have it. It's seems pretty poor considering the competing cards in the price range do have backplates.

    I hope EVGA can have a better 2015 because they have made nice cards for a long time, it would be sad to see a fine brand turn mediocre.
     
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    I would but the darn thing is too long for my case, I can only go for a two fan solution :)
     
  6. Mr Brown

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    I don't know if links to competing review sites will be tolerated here, but if you find JayzTwoCents on YouTube he has very recently reviewed the new EVGA SSC. It does look like a nice card so if the price is right (USA gets a promo for it right now, so maybe in Europe we will get a backplate included or free if you register?) it might be a good option if you can't accommodate a G1.

    EDIT: looks like the URL got added automatically so that's great :)

    EDIT 2: a bit more digging around: SSC & FTW+ also have extra power phases and higher power targets. This is official comment from EVGA rep Jacob_F, see forum post and his twitter feed.

    I must admit I want a G1 or one of the SSC / FTW+ but I most likely will see if the 960 Ti will be enough for me.
     
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    I would probably go with gigabyte but only because I have had a couple of their cards in the past and they always work well nice cooling too.
     
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    My MSI works flawlessly, cooling is good. It has a bit of coil whine but it only occurs under heavy load and then the fans are louder. Can only recommend
     
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    My personal favourite would be the ASUS Strix, with MSI Gaming being a close 2nd.
     
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    I would recommend the Strix 970.
     
  12. Eric Kung

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    Quieter ones LOL
     
  13. Tim Drake

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    G1 Gigabyte, thing is overbuilt and amazing!

    Don't get the strix, it sucks ass
     
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    Why? The strix is an amazing card.
     
  15. Xozome

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    Gigabyte G1 is a nice combination of warranty and features. EVGA have been tempting recently too due to that 5 year one.
     
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    Gigabyte have also announced an ITX version. We should have a review of one soon too.
     
  17. Dizzyman

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    I really like my MSI GTX 970 TwinFrozer. Fans stop in 2D mode and also the temperatures while gaming are low...
     
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    I upgraded to a MSI GTX 970 100 ME from an EVGA GTX 660.. I love it. Haven't had a problem with coil whine or any other hiccups. :)
     
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    I would go with MSI, i have a MSI R9 270 at the moment and although they are different cards the overall build quality on the 270 is fantastic, so i imagine the 970 would be excellent
     
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    I would also go for MSI sexy looks. Cooling should be drastically different.
     

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