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MSI or ASUS or Gigabyte GTX 970 Guys i need your professional help!

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Hello guys,

 

i really need your help :D I really want to ORDER my gaming PC today, but i really can't decide between the brand for my GTX 970.

 

So i have to decide between these three brands:

 

1. MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming: http://bit.ly/1pCOS5v

2.Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Gaming G1: http://bit.ly/1rwbetv

3.Asus GeForce GTX 970 STRIX OC Edition: http://bit.ly/YdfZ0K

 

I heard already that the MSI has got the Tewin Frozr  V design cooler, which seems to be pretty awesome and i heard that it is really good for overclocking till 1500MHz (but i am not sure if i will overclock a gtx 970 at all)

And it got the feature that the fan does not spin till you reach 60°, which is also really nice, because it is really quiet then.

 

The Gigabyte has got three coolers on the top and it got a really nice gigabite LED. It also got the feature that the fans aren't spinning till 60 degrees.

 

I got the Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO Mainboard and i think probably the MSI GTX 970 would look best on it, because both has red elements

 

Guys can you help me with my decision?

 

 

I also do not know which case i want to take. Does the GTX 970 fits in all of the cases?

 

1.Antec Nine Hundred Two V3: http://bit.ly/1oghm9D

2.Nanoxia Deep Silence 2: http://bit.ly/1pn8Ml0

3.Fractal Define R4: http://bit.ly/1oawLEH

4.Zalman Z9: http://bit.ly/1t2lPdL

5.Zalman Z9 Plus: http://bit.ly/1rwdaSJ

6. NZXT H440: http://bit.ly/1vfevjm

7. Corsair Obsidian Series 450D: http://bit.ly/1ryoU8I

 

Which case do you think looks best?

 

Guys please help me with my decision. I have been reading reviews for hours ;D

 

Greetings

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I have the gigabyte G1 GTX 970 and it is a god of a card. So damn good. Also for the case don't get Zalman or Nanoxia. I recommend an Enthoo Pro, Carbide 300R or H440 instead.

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If you want to go on looks the Asus one is way sexy. 

But I really do love MSI and would go for it based on the experience I have had with MSI :)

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Well personally I wanted the STRIX first but then I saw that the G1 has this cool glowing Windforce thing going on so Ggigabyte it is.

But being objective the Gigabyte gpu is also the fastest of the three you have mentioned, but I don't know about noise and temps.

450D looks best buddy:)

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MSI lacks backplate, Asus can game up to around 65c fanless, G1 has superior i/o, but is huge. 

 

My vote goes for the G1 if your case can handle it, the Strix if you have size limits.

 

 

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Gigabyte has the highest clocks from factory, MSI second then ASUS.

Which one looks best is up to you, just remember that Gigabyte's the longest one so you need to worry about the case.

 

Speaking of the case, why have you not considered the Enthoo Pro/Luxe? They rule.

 

In anyway, please have fun reading this. I would if I wasn't in love with the Gigabyte version.

 

ASUS REVIEW MSI REVIEW GIGABYTE REVIEW

 

Regarding noise and temperatures, all three of them produce pretty much the same noise. The temperatures, however, are very similar in Idle but the Gigabyte Windforce cooler beats the other two (at a higher frequency from factory, remember). They have really spent some time and money developing a great GPU cooler, kudos.

 

Good luck.

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Gigabyte G1 970

Nice Led lightning, which can be controled from nvidia software

great temps, overclocks well (6+8 pin) sexy Backplate.

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The interesting thing about MSI GTX 970 for me is that the fans won't spin unless under heavy load. The card under heavy load is moderately quiet and cool. When I was playing Witcher 2 it peaked at 63C(1440p, Ultra, Ubersampling off). It's also fairly short compared to the other ones. The obvious minus is no backplate.

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The Gigabyte G1 is really good, I mean they are all good. But if I was to buy a 970 now I'd probably get the G1.

 

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I would go Asus cuz that looks amazing.

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I'd choose the Asus because it doesn't use as much power as the Gigabyte but still overclocks beastly. And as opposed to the TF5 it has a backplate.

who cares...

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