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CHEAPEST POSSIBLE 680 SLI BUILD?

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July 13, 2012 7:12:31 PM

I need an extreme gaming pc, with 680 sli, but it's too expensive :(  The cheapest I could come up with was a little over $2400.

So I need one with 2 680's as I mentioned before plus a cpu that won't bottleneck. Also 8gb ram please.


Nc,

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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 7:25:35 PM

Two questions:

1. Why... Do you need 2 GTX 680s? Seriously, thats insane, even for an extreme gamer.

2. Have you considered GTX 670s in SLi? Honestly I consider 680s to be the one of the biggest failures in Nvidia history. The "released" the 680s, they were almost impossible to find for months because of the problems they had with their chip supplies, then they release the GTX 670, and its a hell of a lot cheaper and benches almost as good as the 680.
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July 13, 2012 7:40:57 PM

^+1

Yeah why do you need two 680's? There's really no need. Cheap and SLI 680's do not go together. A single card would always be better.
July 13, 2012 7:48:51 PM

i7 $300
16gb 1600 ram $100
Z77 Board $150
hdd 1tb $100
DVD $20
PSU 1000watt $150
Case $100
Thats $920
Add in the 2gtx680s and your at $1920. Add in windows tax and shipping and your at about $2,200 to $2,300.

I think your stuck boss.
July 13, 2012 7:53:07 PM

nekulturny said:
How about this? Its pretty damn extreme.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bZJk



Thanks I'll probably go with 2 670's but what are so bad about the 680's??? they perform better than almost any other card apart from the 690 and 6990.
July 13, 2012 7:57:29 PM

Am I simply stupid, or is there just no point in getting SLI 680s when you can get a 690? Wouldn't this single-card, dual-GPU setup be better in terms of heat and power draw?
July 13, 2012 8:08:39 PM

If i had $1000 to blow on gpus i would rather have 2 gtx680. They are a little faster and the thermals/power are not so bad as to be unmanigable. Plus two cards gives you flex to run 6 monitors (non SLI) or to split them up if you need or wanted to part out the system.
July 13, 2012 8:11:13 PM

What uses more power, a 690 or 2-680? I forgot :D  lol
July 13, 2012 8:22:14 PM

I did a quick check, the 690's TDP is 300W (whereas 2x680 would be about 390). So it'd be quieter, cooler, and draw less power, but it would also be slightly less powerful (due to its lower clock rate), and not have the amount of display adapters that an SLI config would have. Right?

Oh, and yeah, it might be more difficult to sell than 2 680s.
July 13, 2012 9:45:01 PM

nc7v7 said:
Thanks I'll probably go with 2 670's but what are so bad about the 680's??? they perform better than almost any other card apart from the 690 and 6990.



Nvidia has always had problems moving to a new fabrication process, I guess the GTX 680 Kepler with full SMX enable makes it extremely difficult to manufacture. The 670's are defective 680's plain and simple they are crippled but still perform very close to the 680 in gaming, that is why the GTX 680 is a huge massive failure. AMD 7970 with 12.7 driver beat Nvidia at most things and are solid overclockers. If you need SLI buy 2 gtx 670's!
a b 4 Gaming
July 14, 2012 10:27:25 AM

nc7v7 said:
Thanks I'll probably go with 2 670's but what are so bad about the 680's??? they perform better than almost any other card apart from the 690 and 6990.



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=598

Simply put, the price difference between them is not worth it. Honestly, I still don't think you need 2 of those things, but if you've got the money, go for it.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 14, 2012 10:31:40 AM

replying to a thread that is 24 hours old?
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