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December 16, 2012 8:44:52 PM

Like the queston states... Which 680 to buy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 469.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 469.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 469.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 469.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 479.99 (which is what I was looking for)

Planning for the future to upgrade and maybe go 2 of these cards

Specs:
Processor - i7 3770k
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel
Power Supply - 750w Gold Seasonic t1 modular Power supply
GPU - See thread here :D 
Case - Haf 922
16 gb ddr3 corsair vengence 1600mhz
1tb Segate 7200 rpm HDD
128gb crucial m4 ssd

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December 16, 2012 9:00:29 PM

djangoringo said:
680 gtx Twinfrozr or lightning if available.

But if your planning to do a SLI setup get the EVGA 680 GTX FTW :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



whats the difference between the twinfrozr and lightning , Because i know the twin frorzr is nice and cool and my room is reallyhot with no ac
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a c 132 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:17:05 PM

The lightning using version 4 of the twin frozr versus the 3 that the normal one uses. Essentially you are paying for the revised version which tends to perform better. I guess the real question is what do you value is how I would go at which one to purchase. I really like what MSI is doing with there cards with starting up a computer and then having the fans run in reverse to blow out the dust from the card. The only thing that has kept me from them is the unfavorable article that went out against there power edition cards with the 670 series and the 660 series. But that being said they make amazing cards.

1. Performance (ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE)
2. Cooling (ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE)
3. Company Support (EVGA)

a c 110 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:23:42 PM

The lightning can overclock a little better than the twinfrozr, the twinfrozr is also a good one, overclocks well and has the best cooling/temperatures, if you don't feel like paying much get the twinfrozr.
But if you don't have a case with good airflow and your planning to do SLI, i'd get a card with blower style cooler, like the 680 gtx Evga FTW or superclock.
December 16, 2012 9:37:37 PM

So asus > all?
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 9:41:16 PM

The asus is a good one, but for the price and the fact it's a triple slot card, i'd just get the msi twinfrozr, it's as good as the asus.
December 16, 2012 9:45:22 PM

Get the Lightning not the PE.
December 16, 2012 11:13:40 PM

im so confused ): which one do I get D: My room gets fairly hot (80degrees F) (27degrees c) on average
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 11:47:46 PM

Well firstly you have a HAF 922. Which on its own gets amazing air flow. What do you use for your cpu cooler? Do you use a aftermarket cooler. Any of the aftermarket coolers you've listed are decent the twin frozr is really good and quiet same goes with the asus and gigabyte solutions with there windforce cooler. I don't like the blower cards because it leaves the VRM typically very hot and you don't really get that from the aftermarket cards. But Like I said you have a HAF 922 (HIGH AIR FLOW 922) so I don't think that should be an issue if you are using that to your advantage the 200mm fan on the side and the top.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 12:47:08 AM

Asus is good, so is MSI Twin Frozer.

I would recommend either one of those

Oh your forgot

Looks- EVGA > anything else
:) 
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 1:07:23 AM

Warranty matters EVGA all day everyday!
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 1:21:30 AM

I agree I try and stick with whats safe. I know the other companies provide amazing cool and amazing performance but nothing that you can replace quickly and fast.
December 17, 2012 1:31:02 AM

so go evga?
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 1:38:29 AM

I recommend going with the 680 GTX MSI Twinfrozr, it's the coolest card and since you have rather high room temps, i'd get that.
See here a e.g : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_680_Twin_Fro...
But if you're really planning to do a SLI setup in the future get the 680 gtx evga ssc.




December 17, 2012 2:01:44 AM

I like warranty ^_^ And I mean, My room only gets hot in summers, ): Im thinking Either Msi twin frozr or the Evga, but which one.!
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:06:03 AM

If you want better warranty then get the evga one, there're several out there get the FTW or superclocked 680 gtx.
It will be also good for SLI setup due to the type of the cooler.
December 17, 2012 2:08:05 AM

if you recomend EVGA please link me one!
December 17, 2012 2:08:29 AM

SC or FTW?
December 17, 2012 2:16:29 AM

4 stars ): QQ
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:23:39 AM

4 stars ? you mean for 4 egg ? lol, that doesn't mean a thing.
The 680 gtx lightning has 4 eggs, and most of the cards have 4 eggs, cause of the uninformed consumer or some package that come damaged, most people who buy and are satisfied they don't post on the site.
That's not a classification for performance of the cards nor for it's quality.
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:27:33 AM

I would only care about the stars when there is a high amount of returns which in some cases are reflected in reviews.
December 17, 2012 2:40:09 AM

hmm... am I wasting my time with a 680? or just i just go 670 ): ? sorry im so indecisive its a lot of Money ): want to make sure i got the right choice!
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 3:13:42 AM

The two are good ones, i thought you wanted only 680 gtx, usually i tell to go for a 670 gtx cause it's much less expensive and about the same performance.
In terms of price/performance the 670 gtx is better value.
There's the 670 gtx evga FTW and FTW signature.
December 17, 2012 3:36:31 AM

What about the MSI One? or just stick with the EVGA FTW Series
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 7:32:28 AM

Like I said earlier it depends on what you prefer. Firstly let me start by saying the 600 series cards are not heavy on power they aren't heavy on heat if your case has decent air flow which you probably darn well have with a HAF 922 then you don't necessarily need a aftermarket cooler. Typically reference cards are a little louder and they do draw a little more heat then a aftermarket card. That being said what is better for you. It truly depends things go wrong with computer components all the time so if you aren't one that wants to deal with cards going bad then EVGA would be the way to go they are very good about getting your product RMA'ed and you with a new card pretty fast where as other companies the only one I know of GIGABYTE for example would take a month turn around time to get a card back which is pretty crazy considering how much money you are talking about putting into a card. So the question for you is do you value the extra cooling or do you value the customer support more. If you value the cooling go with a brand like MSI, ASUS, GIGABYTE, if you value more customer support decent reliable card with amazing performance just the same go with EVGA. Also, just because these sites tell you that a card is the best does not mean the card will be the best for your configuration only you can know what is best for you I've laid out what the important considerations are and now its in your hands to make your choice and hopefully its one that will bring you much happiness dude.
December 17, 2012 8:06:08 AM

Dont mean to be an ass but you could get a very good GTX 670 for cheaper and over clock it to the performance of a 680
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:12:05 AM

I feel the 670 is a better value honestly. However the 680 has been lately around the same price at the 7970 which to me means its a lot more attractive to get the 680 I have no idea what took them that long to get there flagship card to the pricing of the 7970.
December 17, 2012 9:44:13 AM

Buy or buy not.
There is no try.
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:55:36 AM

Didn't know yoda came in huskies form :p 
December 17, 2012 5:10:11 PM

okay, So I Narrowed It down to The EVGA 670 And the 670 FTW edition, Any thoughts? (my current card top its ever hit was 71 degrees c on an Old HP case with 1 exhaust no intakes)(Hottest on my HAF 922 was 67 degrees(I don't know if that's hot) My card is a 550ti D:
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 5:24:34 PM

67 degrees under load is pretty decent. The 500 series runs a little hotter. They both use a blower design so I think its up to you if you are willing to pay the extra for the overclock card.
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 5:33:52 PM

Get the 670 FTW, it has the pcb of the 680 gtx, and overclocks well(already has a good oc from factory), in my opinion it's worth the extra bucks.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 7:02:22 PM

GTX 670FTW or the MIS twin frozr
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 7:23:53 PM

I would go with the EVGA card because stuff always goes wrong at some point or another for me. But the MSI cards are built really well.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 7:28:29 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I would go with the EVGA card because stuff always goes wrong at some point or another for me. But the MSI cards are built really well.


I agree I have an EVGA and its running very smooth. great card
December 17, 2012 8:07:14 PM

FTW or just stock? I Dont do much overclocking , but i hear the fans are loud!
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:31:35 PM

If you don't plan to overclock the card, the best will be a card with the most oc from factory, since you don't need to overclock manually(it's easy), hence the 670 FTW will be better.
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:32:07 PM

stock fans will be louder then aftermarket solutions. I would get the best you can get the FTW is the best in the EVGA line. You may also want to take a look at this one. This is as close as they get to aftermarket cooling with the exclusion of there water blocked gpu's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 17, 2012 8:52:11 PM

Is it quiet :D  ?
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:56:02 PM

From what I've read yes.
December 17, 2012 9:22:07 PM

I Wish i could just give someone $400 to buy me a GPU!
a c 132 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 9:25:47 PM

You just need to find one that works for you key. I don't know what to tell you. If you aren't sure just wait. People on this site will pull you one way or another. Only you will know what is best for you. At this point the only differences are cooling and factory overclocks.
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