iammykyl, on 15 May 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:
Thanks for the info on the 4GB 670s! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on those.
I only really need a 23" or 24" 1920x1080 monitor, I'd even be satisfied with something a bit smaller than that since I'm used to a laptop screen. Though I'd rather not spend more than $200 on the screen, but if you see a monitor that's much better and it isn't too much more than $200 I'd probably take you up on that suggestion. For now though, since it's in my price range and has good reviews I'm going to stick with the Asus.
Thanks for the tip on the side fans. The 300 II case is the updated version of the Illusion, sans the fancy LED fans. I'll definitely be getting some front fans for it but I'll forgo the side fan...save for maybe the side fan that goes behind the motherboard; since the mobo will be covering it I doubt it would do much in the way of disrupting the main airflow of the case.
I thought there was something suspicious about the odd design of that PSU. Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to adjust my list with a more conventionally styled PSU.
I've narrowed the list of 670s down to these four
. I really like the Gigabyte because of it's tri-fan cooling system and the high clock speeds compared to most of the others. However I thought I'd ask your opinions. A friend of mine insists that I consider nothing but EVGA cards, but I'm not so sure. Yeah, EVGA has the step-up program and great warranties but they don't seem to offer much apart from superclocked reference cards. I will again have to amend my decision when the 4GB models hit the market (if they do so before I buy), but for now, out of the four listed in that comparison link which 670 do you guys like the most? Is there one that's not listed with those that you'd suggest over them?