Highest Overclock-able/Factory Overclock | GTX 970 | Assistance Requested!

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Howdy GREAT peeps,

Got a GTX 770 now, but on everything maximum on Dragon Age: Inquisition,
I sometimes get below 30 FPS, so looking for a new graphics card.

The 970 should make an average difference of 15 FPS, not counting overclock.
Was going to go for a 980, but the price difference is just too big for my taste.

So came here to ask:
Please recommend me the best overclock-able or highest factory overclocked GTX 970

Preferably from either of these 2 sites:
https://alternate.nl/
https://www.centralpoint.nl/

Thanks very much in advance,
Mike
 
Yes, as the EVGA ACX 2.0 cooler is very good. Have a look:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8568/the-geforce-gtx-970-review-feat-evga/16
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/67958-evga-geforce-gtx-970-ftw-acx-2-0-review-9.html
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/35795-evga-gtx-970-sc-acx-20-reviewed/35795-evga-gtx-970-sc-acx-20-reviewed?start=16
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_970_SC_ACX_Cooler/28.html

All of the samples, including the less overclocked Superclocked cards, reached at least 1300 MHz, while HardwareCanucks' FTW sample reached 1518 MHz!!!
 

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Hey again,

Can it also be overclocked to reach the sweet spot even higher?
 
Yes, as the EVGA ACX 2.0 cooler is very good. Have a look:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8568/the-geforce-gtx-970-review-feat-evga/16
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/67958-evga-geforce-gtx-970-ftw-acx-2-0-review-9.html
http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/35795-evga-gtx-970-sc-acx-20-reviewed/35795-evga-gtx-970-sc-acx-20-reviewed?start=16
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_970_SC_ACX_Cooler/28.html

All of the samples, including the less overclocked Superclocked cards, reached at least 1300 MHz, while HardwareCanucks' FTW sample reached 1518 MHz!!!
 

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Wow yes that looks amazing.
It would seem it's the best 970 around then?
 
Yes, but others might have different opinions. The gigabyte Gaming G1 card is also very good, so it's down to personal preference.

GTX 970 FTW:


GTX 970 Windforce X3 Gaming G1:
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Well thanks a ton man.
I have the Gigabyte 770 ATM, but it's incredibly huge.

Will go for the EVGA one now.

Thanks again!
 

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