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Hey guys so i cant decide witch one to buy.

 

ASUS 970, GIGABYTE, EVGA REFERENCE ETC ETC ETC

 

Which one should i buy????

 

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Whichever you like the best. Or whichever has the features you like. They're gonna perform around the same. 

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Personally I'd just go reference, because that's my preference.

 

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No?..

 

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Personally I'd just go reference, because that's my preference.

 

HAHA see what I did there?.. 

 

No?..

 

... I'll show myself the door.

 

I saw what you did there :D

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Believe it or not, reference. 

 

Too much debate and BS going on between aftermarket cards, when they don't perform that much better then reference due to how little heat the 970 core makes anyways

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If you have the space, G1 seems to be the coolest running and is the superior 970 when it comes to inputs.

 

 

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Gigabyte and MSI are definitely by FAR the best cards for OCing and heat. They also look the best in my opinion. EVGA has a cooler problem, Asus is meh compared to the two I just mentioned (Not by a huge margin, you won't really notice it especially if you like the Asus more). I'd go for Gigabyte/MSI. Gigabyte is pretty big though.

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the cheapest but if you want aftermarket the windforce is the best performing

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They're all really good. Just pick the one that's available, within your budget, and easy to look at.

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I'd personally get the EVGA ACX 2.0 or Asus Strix because of their cooling and Asus has the zero decibel gaming which only turns on the fans when you need it. 

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I ordered the Asus Strix on Amazon, it's still not even in stock yet though. I have no idea when I'll get mine. 

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I just bought the Gigabyte Windforce, counting the minutes until this thing arrives. Beautiful design, goes perfectly with my case, it runs cool and is likely to be the best performing.

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I heard that the Gigabyte and EVGA are generally good and trustworthy companies. With cards form these two, you should be  able to overclock fairly easily so that is what I recommend.

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Id personally go for reference...

 

Asus's thingy isn't bad either

i wouldn't use asus cards even if you paid me

 

some of the cards have contact and coil whine problems and I had a friend with dead fans even

 

evga has contact problems

 

I'd rather go gigabyte or MSI

 

If you're using gigabyte boards I say gigabyte cards to control the fans

 

MSI cards if you got less space

 

or refrence cards if you like blower style

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i wouldn't use asus cards even if you paid me

 

some of the cards have contact and coil whine problems and I had a friend with dead fans even

 

evga has contact problems

 

I'd rather go gigabyte or MSI

 

If you're using gigabyte boards I say gigabyte cards to control the fans

 

MSI cards if you got less space

 

or refrence cards if you like blower style

Wasn't really asking you but okay.

Asus and EVGA Are top on the list imo.

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the g1 looks pretty good.

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Hey guys so i cant decide witch one to buy.

 

ASUS 970, GIGABYTE, EVGA REFERENCE ETC ETC ETC

 

Which one should i buy????

 

Thanks m8 :)

 

I am on the same boat and honestly decided to go with Gigabyte. Not because I thought it was a better performing card but because of the following reasons - 1. I wanted a card with back plate to provide support and 2. I wanted the card to run cool.

 

While the Asus Strix was a close second, the 0db technology wasn't interesting to me because I rather my card run cooler than be "silent" at idle. Again, I chose based on features that were important to me, however, you can't really go wrong with any of the cards. You are still getting a GTX 970 at the end of the day.

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Another vote for the gigabyte one. It's super quiet, super cool (temperature wise), and it's seems to achieve higher overclocks than the other brands. And I love the backplate. :)

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