Is EVGA Gtx 680 SuperClocked worth it?

hello Tomshardware users,

Yesterday i bought a gtx 680 evga SC(not +) from a store for 549$, they only had 1 superclocked and one regular (529$), and they had a gtx 670 Gigabyte for 429$, the reason i posted this thread because im confused should i return the SC version and get the regular one because i heard it had stability issues,

whatsoeever im confused should i return it or not, i really dont know what to do and money isnt an issue, what do you think i should do, i know the sc is not much of an overclock but oh well.

and thanks for your time.
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  1. I would say keep it.Unless that store has a MSI Twin Frozr GTX680.

    I've heard that EVGA is good about the RMA and general customer service.They also have that trade up program which can come in handy.
  2. purple stank said:
    I would say keep it.Unless that store has a MSI Twin Frozr GTX680.

    I've heard that EVGA is good about the RMA and general customer service.They also have that trade up program which can come in handy.


    thanks for the reply, but RMA is a big hassle for me, and shipping to there place well at least cost 100$, so thats why im a bit paranoid about the sc.
  3. yeah and i was thinking if i wanted to sli in the future wouldn't finding a sc version hard.
  4. I don't really understand EVGA's marketing with those SC and SOC cards(or any other companies O.C. versions).What I hear good about them though is that they bin chips for their cards.Which is good for O.C.ing.My only problem with EVGA is that they don't use very good heatsinks.That's why I would suggest returning it and going for another card just based on the heatsink alone.

    What other versions of the GTX680 are available for you?
  5. hello im back, they only had these gtx 680.
  6. The SOC (6 phase design if I recall correctly), as I recall doesn't have the 8 phase VRM design that the EVGA FTW version and the Asus DCII TOP have .... so to my mind, I can't see paying extra for it.
  7. The EVGA mini-recall was for an early batch of GTX 670's. People who bought the Superclock version got For the Win versions in return, which is an upgrade.
  8. Now the SC version is discontinued and replaced by the ftw version
  9. i think im going to return it right now and get the base model, thanks for your help guys, im going after 30mins any last thoughts.
  10. timarp000 said:
    Now the SC version is discontinued and replaced by the ftw version


    This is the 680 not 670.
  11. Don't go for the base model.Go for an aftermarket solution.If your buying a top of the line card like the GTX680 it's really something you should look into.Even if your not O.C.ing the aftermarket heatsink will extend the lifespan by keeping it cooler and it will be much quiter.

    Just out of curiosity what are the rest of your system specs?(CPU,RAM.etc.)
  12. purple stank said:
    Don't go for the base model.Go for an aftermarket solution.If your buying a top of the line card like the GTX680 it's really something you should look into.Even if your not O.C.ing the aftermarket heatsink will extend the lifespan by keeping it cooler and it will be much quiter.

    Just out of curiosity what are the rest of your system specs?(CPU,RAM.etc.)


    i have

    CPU i5 3570k
    MOBO Asus z77 Pro
    Ram 8GB Corsair 1600
    SSD SAMSUNG 830 256GB
    1tb Black

    but i read good reviews about the base model in newegg!
  13. guys they only have 1 Gtx 680 Base model, should i go buy it.
  14. and how is the evga sc cooling. i well be using a haf x or 600t
  15. It is your purchase so in the end it comes down to what you feel is right for you.We are here just to provide suggestions.Personally I would rather go with an aftermarket cooling solution than a blower style fan.
  16. man *** it im keeping the sc, its already a pain in the ass to find one, but last question can i sli a sc version with the regular.
  17. purple stank said:
    It is your purchase so in the end it comes down to what you feel is right for you.We are here just to provide suggestions.Personally I would rather go with an aftermarket cooling solution than a blower style fan.


    You know what, i well be keeping the sc its really hard to find and can i sli it with a regular 680
  18. Yes you can but know that the faster card will be downclocked to meet the speeds of the slower card.But you can always O.C.
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