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Pros: Velvet cable bag and the modular was nice.
Worked great while it lasted.
Cons: Died on me just recently after just over 6 months of use. My pc shuts down as soon as any game is loaded. No errors, blue screen, or anything just shuts off. When I bought this higher end power supply from a reputable company I was expecting great quality that I obviously didn't get. 750w at 90% efficiency is more than enough for my system.
Other Thoughts: This is the first time I have ever had to RMA a pc part. Very disappointing coming from a company like this.
gtx 670 PE msi
256bg samsung 830 series
2x4g Gkill 1600mhz at cas 8
Pros: BF3 runs at max settings with tessellation, txaa, and physics controlled by the gpu it runs at 61-65fps. I tried out virtu MVP because I had a compatible mobo with an ivybridge 3570k. The results were an increase of 10-20fps running at 75-85fps overall at the same settings. Only downside was the fact that you have to pay for the virtu software. This thing runs very very cool compared to older gpus. Mine runs at 48-56c on load while playing bf3 at 50-60% fan speed which is barely audible. My case has excellent air cooling (thermaltake Chaser MK-1) 200mm on the side with a 120 on the bottom. Honestly this card is all you need sli would be silly and a waste of 430 bucks. In my opinion I think virtu MVP is worth it. Gives quite a boost and ensures you will never dip below 60fps at max. Plus it increases user responsiveness supposedly, but I can't really tell.
Cons: Like I said in my last review the only complaint I have is the sagging of the card. It could have really used a back plate for support. Oh yeah and of course the power connectors.
Other Thoughts: I am seeing more people are having issues with artifacting and crashes. Keep in mind that this issue is not just with this particular model, but with many other aftermarket 670s as well. I'm thinking either their power supplies aren't strong enough or it may just be a lower end gpu that can't run at oc settings. All these gpus come at different clocks like mine boosts to 1202 which is very very good for a out of the box stable clock. Check your power supplies, wattage is only half of the requirement needed. Look at amps and rails. Single rail is usually ideal and I would say 60-70amps is probably a safe bet.(mid 50s would probably work as well) I have a reliable Corsair HX750 rated at 62amps with a 90% efficiency rating and I have had 0 issues. No crashes no artifacts. Don't build a high end system and skimp on the power supply with a off brand cheapo, unreliable, piece of junk. To the guy who fried his card... I am speechless...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Twin frozzer cooler! Runs at 23c on idle with my case's exceptional cooling(Thermaltake Chaser MK-1) best air cooling case imo. Runs total war: Shogun 2 fall of the samuria at 60-70fps with tessellation and everything on ultra. Mine seems to hit ~1275mhz boost clock while in game so I guess I lucked out and got a very good gpu. It matches my msi Z77A-GD55 mobo perfectly. (go figure) I have yet to try bf3, will be installing that tomorrow and I might update on that performance. So far every game I have thrown at it has ran as smooth as butter with TxAA on and everything cranked to the max. Seeming how these new 670s and 680s don't like to stay in stock people don't have too many options like we used to have. All I have to say is that this card won't disappoint. Great cooling, oc ability, and features. Honestly I think buying a 680 is pointless. By the way shogun 2 fall of the samuria is more taxing than even BF3 because of the amount of detail and unit sizes.
Cons: Does seem a bit flimsy. MSI... I would have paid an extra 10 bucks for a back plate and I am sure most who bought this would agree. The weight of the cooler does cause a little sagging, but as long as it stays at just that I am fine. If there is a back plate somewhere for it... yeah I will buy it. Also, like you see on almost every 670,680 review... what were they thinking with the power connectors?!?! With my brand new Corsair HX750 I had some issues connecting the power cables. They were barely long enough to reach around to the top of the card and threw the back of the case and really didn't want to bend to keep from hitting my side 200mm fan. Nvidia... what were you thinking? I was able to work the cables to get everything to be copacetic.
Other Thoughts: Some reviewers on here don't know what they are talking about. It is a new technology people. These new kepler gpus are not like your old run of the mill gpus. The constantly adjusting clocking/voltage technology has a lot of you confused. Just do your research before giving bad reviews because of your lack of knowledge. If you increased the voltage and it didn't "show" on the real-time representation that is probably because you are sitting in idle with nothing to push the card/voltage. It won't show till you stress it enough. This is an ever changing field. You have to do your homework. 9 times out of 10 a bad review is because of user error and not because the product is faulty. If you see a consistency of reviews with the same problem then it is probably an actual product issue. Use the reviews on newegg to help your decision just know how to weed out the inexperienced user error reviews.
MSI gtx670 PE/OC
2x4gig Gskill ripjaws
256g samsung 830