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Old December 17, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Hello everybody,i would like some help pls choosing a video card.i don't have much time to decide(because i ordered the parts but the video card was no longer available so i have to pick something else), i have until tomorrow morning so a few quick answers will really help me.i want a high end system for gaming,i will have a i7 3820 processor,16gb ram(quad channel),ssd,fullhd 22'' monitor, 750w PSU(80plus gold). so what should i go for :

EVGA | Products | EVGA GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB w/Backplate | 04G-P4-2686-KR
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EVGA | Products | EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature 2 | 02G-P4-2687-KR (has higher memory Clock,base clock)
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Products :: Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 Phantom 4GB

thanks in advance and please excuse my english,not my first language.
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Old December 17, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Not sure about the pricing difference, but without any further info I would go for the second choice (evga SC 2gb). At HD resolution there is no reason to go for 4gb vram (waste of money). The gainward looks interesting, but I know nothing about it. If it is substantially cheaper, then I would go for it.
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I would choose 680 sc signature instead of 680+ because of higher clocks,better cooler,lower price. No idea about the gainward
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Old December 17, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Yeah gainward is not available here in NA so most of us wouldn't be able to comment on them as a manufacturer.
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Old December 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Honestly for 1080P....ANY 680 is overkill. Personally I would save a few bucks and get a MSI 670 PE or Asus 670 DCII.

IF I had to choose a 680 (Asus DCII or MSI Lightening being tied for first) of those three...the middle one for reasons stated already. 4GB is overkill unless / until you get to the 2560x1440 res.
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Old December 17, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Yeah I'm sure there are games that would tax my card more, but DIII on max settings for 19X12 actually has my 680 pegged at only 40% power and 849 clockspeed (vice 1215 full load)! with vsinc enabled. If you're only trying to push 60hz at relatively low res the 680 is wayyyyyy overkill. :)
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:43 PM
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I see that most of you guys recommend the 680 signature 2....which is a good thing since i've been getting the same advice almost everywhere, so I guess my choice is obvious.
Someone said something about an Asus DCII....that was my first choice but they don't have it anymore and i can't find it in other stores either. But i don't think it's that much better then the evga sig 2(which is a beast of a card), maybe more at the same level.
Anyway, thank you for all your answers.

Someone just recommended this one
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N680SO-2GD
Newegg TV: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock Video Card Overview - YouTube
and it's only about 15-18$ more,has even higher numbers(core clock) but it needs a min 650w psu.i have a HX Series HX750 Power Supply ? 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Modular PSU will it be enough?

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Old December 18, 2012, 12:56 AM
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I would go with option 2 as well. There is really no need for 4GB vram on a single monitor. :)
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