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#1 Cespenar

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

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Dan has the 560TI oc from Gigabyte. He wants a more powerful GPU from Nvidia. But not SLI!

He is considering one of the 680 cards.

I have seen various comparisons and my 670FTW seems up there with a 680 sometimes.

I would like you guys to peruse his specs and come up with a vote on what is best for him.

Maybe even wait for the 700 series cards to arrive. (If they ever do)

My attitude for the moment is a 680 OC but i'm no expert on what is out there to purchase.

The only non runner would be the Titan. So leave that out.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

I don't think I'd put anything bigger in there until that PSU gets replaced.  70% efficiency was good 10+ years ago...but today?  I don't think I'd trust it on a pricey rig.

 

That said - a 670 or 680 would be a good option IMHO.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Thanks Waco. At first i wondered how you knew it was only 70% ........... ha ha!

Dan was actually thinking along the lines of getting a better power supply.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

I don't think I'd put anything bigger in there until that PSU gets replaced.  70% efficiency was good 10+ years ago...but today?  I don't think I'd trust it on a pricey rig.

 

That said - a 670 or 680 would be a good option IMHO.

Do you think a Corsair 650HX gold would be good enough to drive a 680?


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

More than enough. :)

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:11 AM

 

I don't think I'd put anything bigger in there until that PSU gets replaced.  70% efficiency was good 10+ years ago...but today?  I don't think I'd trust it on a pricey rig.

 

That said - a 670 or 680 would be a good option IMHO.

Do you think a Corsair 650HX gold would be good enough to drive a 680?

 

 

You have another thread running, right?

Talking about PSU, if you want, you can buy cheaper PSUs like TX650V2 which can easily power the system up.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

+1 on the tx650v2 i have one and its running an overclocked i5 3570k, a watercooling loop and an overclocked kfa2 gtx670. as for the graphics card i would save some money and go for a decent 670 and overclock it, it won't be far from the 680 and should work out a bit cheaper.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

Why only nvidia?? if the 670 is in the running, I'd probably still pick a 7950 over it for price/performance and the higher memory


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

Why only nvidia?? if the 670 is in the running, I'd probably still pick a 7950 over it for price/performance and the higher memory

 

I think OP is thinking about picking up a GTX680. So, you can't give any single card AMD equivalent.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

 

Why only nvidia?? if the 670 is in the running, I'd probably still pick a 7950 over it for price/performance and the higher memory

 

I think OP is thinking about picking up a GTX680. So, you can't give any single card AMD equivalent.

 

Until that vram gets filled :teehee:


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:24 AM

Well, if he is dead set on a GTX 680 here is the one I'd recommend;

 

Zotac GTX 680


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

What's his resolution?


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