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Is it Worth buy a 680 over a 670 FTW?

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February 7, 2013 8:47:38 AM

Hi all, I am building my first gaming pc and was looking at the EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB initially. However I began to look at the EVGA GTX 680 2GB for Just $80 more but what is this i've been reading about how dissapointed 680 owners have been with their cards performance and how the 670 OC is supposedly giving just literally a few fps under the 680 stock on average? Is this true? Can any 680 owners tell me if they think its worth paying the extra money? I don't plan on upgrading every year or anything(maybe every 3 years or so) and I'm not building an SLI setup either. I'll be gaming on a 1920x1080 res monitor too. Here is the current setup i'm looking at so far. ANY input would be helpful and grately appreciated!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BZ8D
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($380.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1062.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2013 8:56:08 AM

The point that 670 OC is under 680 stock only few fps is true. But It all comes down to are you willing to spend more cash to your build or not... Because both cards will be fine on your build. But for me, I'll just stay with 670 because in reality and in your situation, you won't experience difference in performance in both cards in your resolution. 680 is too much overkill.
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February 7, 2013 9:04:14 AM

Thanks for the reply! Do you have a 670? if so, does it overheat easily? I'm trying to find out from other forums as to the heat issues with both cards as well
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a b U Graphics card
February 7, 2013 9:28:42 AM

I run a 680 in 1080p, you don't need that much power, i max all game and get over 100fps in the most demanding i have and i need to enable Vsync to have a great image quality as it tears with too much FPS in 3/4 of my games... a 670 is surely overkill too and the FTW version is simply amazing, you can't go wrong with either

The 670 FTW is surely on par with a stock 680 or as close as it could possibly get...

As you ask, i should had buy the 670 over the 680 in that time (i had a deal at 450CAD when it just came out) but the 670 still cheaper and almost (if not) as fast...
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February 7, 2013 9:35:45 AM

Cool. Well I think I might go wit the 670 FTW now. It looks awesome. Thanks for your suggestions bautista and spawnkiller!
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