which brand gtx 1060 6gb should i get

bigjohnny

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im currently building mainly for gaming

Gigabyte ga h97m d3h(already have)
Antec earthwatts 650w 80+bronze(already have)
Seagate 1tb hard drive(already have)
Intel i5 4590 3.3ghz(already have)
Kingston hyperx fury blue 1600 16gb(2x8gb)
Corsair carbide 400q atx mid tower
Acer XF240H 1920x1080p 144hz
Samsung 850 evo 250gb 2.5
Cryorig H5 ultimate cr h5b
 

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so just the MSI?what about EVGA, ZOTAC etc.
 


Sure you can get the other brands. You asked for a specific brand. That is the specific make and model I would recommend above all others.

Brands I like would include ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI. They all have higher end models with the densely packed fan blades. Which will provide a higher static pressure (better airflow). MSI has the best OC utility. Edging it out above the competition. I'd stick with dual fan models with a high number of blades as the MSI linked and heatsink fins which run the length of the card rather than top to bottom. The models with heavier duty heatsinks are pointless. The OC gains are marginal. Plus the price you are paying is too high. As they start getting too close to a GTX 1070.

Zotac, PNY, Palit, Galax, and Powercolor have always struck me as having poor build quality. Which might be acceptable on a bargain basement card that costs $40, not on a $200+ card. I wouldn't quibble over $25 at that range.
 

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Which one of these i should go for http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jZJkcf/asus-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-dual-video-card-dual-gtx1060-o6g http://pcpartpicker.com/product/7RKhP6/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-windforce-oc-6g-video-card-gv-n1060wf2oc-6gd http://pcpartpicker.com/product/tJyxFT/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-sc-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6163-kr
 
Your really splitting hairs between the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 DUAL-GTX1060-O6G and the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060. The Gigabyte has a better OC utility. Otherwise there isn't really much difference between the two. If you won't OC. The ASUS has a slightly higher factory clock. It is so slight as it would be imperceptible. Such small numbers are for marketing purposes only. Both have very solid customer reviews.

At this point I would make my choice on a cosmetic nature. Which will look cooler sitting in my case. As the cards are practically identical. It is a matter of aesthetics. My personal preference would be the ASUS. I like that matte black and white more than the matte black shroud, shiny black fans and orange stripes. So get whichever you think will match your case and components better.
http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jZJkcf/asus-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-dual-video-card-dual-gtx1060-o6g

The only reason to get the single fan EVGA card is if you have a small confined case. You make the sacrifice of additional noise and less OC capability. Assuming you will actually OC the card yourself. It will be louder as one fan at a high RPM is worse than two at a low RPM.
 

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