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Graphics Which 670 would you get?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by j4mi3, 12 May 2012.

  1. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    not bad for the money =] I'd still go with a 7970 overclocked for 50 bucks more.. the 680 is way overpriced as usual!
     
  2. teppic

    teppic What's a Dremel?

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    I'm stuck between an Asus 7970 top (factory oc to 1GHz) or an Asus 670. Both DirectCu, though the 670 is smaller. Not much between them at current prices (£370ish for the nvidia, £400ish for the AMD).
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I say, bring back white motherboards! Sapphire did it, not sure why no one else did.

    Apparently clear PCBs are even possible to manufacture, even though all you'd be seeing is copper I guess. Would still be an improvement over brown.

    This discussion made me think of this legendary thread :lol: It's a shame that the good pictures don't work anymore
     
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    Oh dear god! i've got a striker II and one of the best things about this board is all the voltage LEDs on it. That is an absolute travesty!
     
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  8. Blogins

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    Me to! Reference GTX 680 with the complete Phases surrounding a GTX 670 GPU is too good to pass up.

    If I'm impressed by it then I'll try and hold out on SLI until the prices drop off a little... if I can that is! :D
     
  9. Picarro

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    I'm supposed to have it by Wednesday! Would it in any way be bottlenecked by a 2500k @ stock when playing at 5120x1200? Because then I would need to overclock my CPU
     
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    A 2500K has some ways to go before it gets bottlenecked!

    Also looks like my Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X order has fouled up some how. I pre-ordered, stock became available for general sale today yet my order remains unfulfilled. Looks like a little bit of a fail for ebuyer in this case. I forgive them all the same! :thumb:
     
  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I will only by one when they'll release a short PCB one. Id-est one with a cooler that doesn't increase the card size (to match the length of a miniITX motherboard).
     
  12. Blogins

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    I'm curious if EK will come up with a dinky GTX 670 water block. The shortened PCB seems to have caught them by surprise. I don't like the fact half the memory is likely to be exposed round the back. A simple backplate is a little cheap and nasty if cooling the card fully is your desire. That said, it'll leave a nice lot of room in your case to accommodate bulky water cooling gear!
     
  13. .//TuNdRa

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    I've been thinking that. It'd be nice if they came up with a tiny-version, simply because it'd be so much lighter and, in theory, cheaper. Simply because there'd be so much less of it.

    Question is; Will it happen?

    Looks like EK are going to have four new blocks out in Early June, after that; we may see 670-short edition blocks.

    Nuts to it. Just Emailed EK, asking if they were ever planning to make the blocks for the short-PCB 670s.
     
  14. Blogins

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    Well done! If they did I could go the route of water cooling a couple in my Fractal R3, although I'd have to get creative with the placement of radiators if I want to maintain silent running.
     
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    Oooh. Colour me interested. I'll still see if I can't get a reply off EK anyhow, might give us a timeframe as to when the blocks will be built.
     
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    Look up. "VGA Fullcover: Coming soon"

    Just got a reply off EK:

     
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    :duh: Sorry bloggins. Somehow didn't see that bit right at the top that says 'Coming Soon' and that you'd pointed out as much in your post. Not at all obvious....:worried:
     
  20. Somer_Himpson

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    Just bit the bullet on an Asus GTX 670 from Novatech for £349.99
    Got £340 for my 2 GTX 570's on Ebay, so almost paid for it!
    Bring it on!
     

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