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February 14, 2013 12:03:28 PM

I am looking forward to purchasing the GTX 690 with a 750w PSU.

My main concern is the casing for my computer and if this build would be temperature safe and performance efficient to use with the GTX 690.

Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
Motherboard: Intel B75 Express Chipset
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 32GB (1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2453 (1920 x 1080)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 (EVGA)
Power Supply: Kingwin Lazer Platinum Series LZP-750 (750-Watt)
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 431

I see that the features for my case actually do specify "Supports high-end graphics cards up to 315mm / 12.4" in length, including AMD HD 7970 and NVIDIA GTX 690 " at it's home page here < http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6736 > but I would like to hear some personal/professional opinions as well, and maybe even some advice.

(Note: I do not plan to overclock, room temperature is typically 69 degrees.)

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February 14, 2013 12:15:18 PM

Why are you getting a GTX690? Totally overkill for 1080p. A single 680 would be enough.

On the other hand, that case does seems to cool decently and the 690 isn't really a hot card. If you find temps to be a bit higher than you'd like, install more fans.
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February 14, 2013 12:23:14 PM

Even though my current monitor is a 1080p, wouldn't having the 690 over 680 drastically increase my FPS?
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February 14, 2013 12:29:48 PM

Yes of course, but a GTX680 can run most games at ultra already and give more than playable frame rates. Personally, I think the 690 is more suitable if you're gaming at 2560x1440/2560x1600 or multi-monitor (ie. 3x1080p).
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February 14, 2013 1:19:28 PM

Very interesting. From what I understand, to reap the full visual benefits of the GTX 690 I would need to look forward to getting a new monitor as well, but in the mean time until I get a new monitor, I can play with adaptive vsync to avoid tearing right?
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 1:23:11 PM

Yes of course.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2013 1:23:44 PM

That is correct.
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February 14, 2013 1:46:38 PM

Calik0 said:
Even though my current monitor is a 1080p, wouldn't having the 690 over 680 drastically increase my FPS?


It would. Unfortunately on a 60HZ monitor, anything over 60FPS is wasted.

IF you have enough to spend, i would say get a 120HZ monitor and a Gtx690.
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February 14, 2013 2:03:26 PM

EzioAs said:
Yes of course.



Com'on let him spend the money GTX 690 FTW!!!
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February 14, 2013 2:09:05 PM

redeemer said:
Com'on let him spend the money GTX 690 FTW!!!


Right now, I think it's probably better for OP to wait for reviews on the Titan card. If it's priced lower and performs just as good, that may be the best choice. Plus, there's no need for driver fixing SLI issues and there's more VRAM as well.
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February 14, 2013 2:20:34 PM

What are you doing with 32gb of ram? Is this from a previous build or are you planning on building this PC?
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February 14, 2013 2:24:05 PM

Calik0 said:
I am looking forward to purchasing the GTX 690 with a 750w PSU.

My main concern is the casing for my computer and if this build would be temperature safe and performance efficient to use with the GTX 690.

Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
Motherboard: Intel B75 Express Chipset
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 32GB (1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2453 (1920 x 1080)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 (EVGA)
Power Supply: Kingwin Lazer Platinum Series LZP-750 (750-Watt)
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 431

I see that the features for my case actually do specify "Supports high-end graphics cards up to 315mm / 12.4" in length, including AMD HD 7970 and NVIDIA GTX 690 " at it's home page here < http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6736 > but I would like to hear some personal/professional opinions as well, and maybe even some advice.

(Note: I do not plan to overclock, room temperature is typically 69 degrees.)

First of all GTX 690 isn't overkill for 1080P, it's just a (2 GTX 670 In SLI) some modern games are very intensive @ 1080P like Far Cry3, Metro 2033, Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution and much more...when enabling certain settings top high.

Also, this system is a little bit inconvenient, Having a $1000 GPU with $40 case and $180 CPU and 32GB of RAM!!!!!!! and $70 Mobo isn't rational, besides this PSU isn't a Quality PSU.

Since you plan to OC, get Core i5 3570K with a Z77 board, get a better airflow case like CM HAF X or the Storm Trooper, put up a nice SSD and A quality PSU from Antec, Corsair or Seasonic. Get a single GTX 670, if you aint happy with performance get another one to SLI and you'd be probably saving at least $200.
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February 14, 2013 2:28:05 PM

+1 ^ ^ ^ ^
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February 14, 2013 2:52:36 PM

ilysaml said:
First of all GTX 690 isn't overkill for 1080P, it's just a (2 GTX 670 In SLI) some modern games are very intensive @ 1080P like Far Cry3, Metro 2033, Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution and much more...when enabling certain settings top high.

Also, this system is a little bit inconvenient, Having a $1000 GPU with $40 case and $180 CPU and 32GB of RAM!!!!!!! and $70 Mobo isn't rational, besides this PSU isn't a Quality PSU.

Since you plan to OC, get Core i5 3570K with a Z77 board, get a better airflow case like CM HAF X or the Storm Trooper, put up a nice SSD and A quality PSU from Antec, Corsair or Seasonic. Get a single GTX 670, if you aint happy with performance get another one to SLI and you'd be probably saving at least $200.

If he is building this PC, it seems as if it is being built around the gtx 690 with the cheapest possible parts.

OP,so we can help you build (that is if you're building one) a more balanced machine, please fill this out .
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**


Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)


Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)


Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)

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February 14, 2013 10:30:43 PM

Well I generally am only playing 3 games right now, they are...

Second Life
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
DayZ (Arma2: Combined Operations Mod)

What single card would you suggest to handle these 3 games on max settings (including draw distance) and stay great temperature and constant at 120 FPS.
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February 15, 2013 2:02:49 PM

Isn't that monitor a 60Hz? Why do you want a constant 120 fps when your display can only show 60 fps?
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January 2, 2014 9:03:47 AM

EzioAs said:
Why are you getting a GTX690? Totally overkill for 1080p. A single 680 would be enough.

On the other hand, that case does seems to cool decently and the 690 isn't really a hot card. If you find temps to be a bit higher than you'd like, install more fans.


I have 3930K and GTX 690, using single 1920x1080p monitor.
When playing in 2D, the latest games like Tomb Raider, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite with everything set to maximum detail (yes, I don't settle for Medium), the GTX 690 is only sufficient. It's not overkill. Batman: Arkham City, my GPU is just enough with DX11 settings. Not overkill at all. And I know my CPU isn't bottlenecking for a few years at least.
When playing in 3D, the latest games I just mentioned (on Maximum settings), cause my GPU to be "not enough". It's far away from overkill, definitely.
In 2D, I can't play Metro: Last Light with 4x SSAO since the fps just drops to hell (less than 30). I get fps drops in Tomb Raider also. Not to mention what happens in 3D, and many other games.
I'd say GTX 690 with one monitor is barely enough for an enthusiast. You can forget about vsync in the latest titles for sure, because it's not gonna hit 60 in them all the time.
Overkill is the worst lie ever heard about that GPU @ 1080p.

Also there has been NONE SLI-driver issues with this card. Never had a single problem with using both cores (which I do all the time).
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January 2, 2014 9:10:09 AM

This thread is almost a year old... why are people replying to it? I'm sure the OP already bought the gtx 690 or something else by now.
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January 3, 2014 9:54:15 AM

Derza10 said:
This thread is almost a year old... why are people replying to it? I'm sure the OP already bought the gtx 690 or something else by now.


Because ppl still browse answers for their own issues from these threads? It's not like the OP is the only one looking for info.
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