EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ (Blower Fan) or Sig2 (Duel Fan)

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FlyingSentry

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Please don't tell me about the AMD Radon cards are better. They might be but I like Nvidia from personal experience. Now, the internal specs are exactly the same but I haven't seen many reviews on the Sig2 (Duel Fan), if you were me which would you choose? Like below are posted:

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843
 
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I purchased the signature 2 for my HTPC build (in a Silverstone GD05 case) and I can tell you that I do not hear the card at all - even running Unigine 3.0 maxed out with the volume muted. Max temps in that small HTPC case are 76C with a max fan speed of 51%.
Unlike most dual fan coolers, the Sig 2 exhausts the warm air out the back - something I really wanted with my build and I have no doubt it is quieter than the blower version. I couldn't be happier!
Me personally i use this "Blower" style cooler and barely hear it and its cool, very cool

Now the Signature2 card has a better binned 670 than the FTW... so it might OC a little more but.. the dual fan is a good choice. I like the white and black looks they made standard with these cards
 
I would choose the signature 2 with the 2 fans. I've read from others that they still run very quiet despite not being a real aftermarket cooler like the other manufactures produce. The way the cooler is setup is that it will still exhaust air out the back. I don't see how you could go wrong with the Signature 2. EVGA as well is a awesome company to work with. Hope you end up pleased with your card whichever you decide on.
 

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Thanks guys for the input! I think I will go with the Sig 2 just because I guess more fans should help with Nvidia's GPU boost :p. Is the Sig 2 new because I do not see any videos and/or review of this card...
 

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The reference is loud XD so thanks for the tip! I think I will get the Sig 2
 

While I support the signature 2 , I find that reference example irrelevant.. because when you have a few 2000 rpm fans in your case you won't notice the reference fan from the 670 when you have 6 other fans going it is hard to tell which one is making the most "Noise"
 

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I purchased the signature 2 for my HTPC build (in a Silverstone GD05 case) and I can tell you that I do not hear the card at all - even running Unigine 3.0 maxed out with the volume muted. Max temps in that small HTPC case are 76C with a max fan speed of 51%.
Unlike most dual fan coolers, the Sig 2 exhausts the warm air out the back - something I really wanted with my build and I have no doubt it is quieter than the blower version. I couldn't be happier!
 
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