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Ghosthunter
04-01-12, 05:30 PM
So right now everything is out of stock everywhere but curious I looked at EVGA page and see they have 4 different models

Gtx 680 - Standard
Gtx 680 - Super clocked
Gtx 680 - Super clocked with backplate
Gtx 680 - Hydro copper

Is it really worth getting once of these that is Overclocked? Or just overclock it myself? Trying to figure out, originally my budge was $500 so going much more then that is pushing it.

mojoman0
04-01-12, 07:05 PM
EVGA usually also have some higher end overclocks down the line like the FTW version. The preoverclocked parts should be a little higher binned, but seeing how modest the sc clocks are, I'd say they are just reference bins with a different clock default.

Maverick123w
04-01-12, 07:43 PM
So right now everything is out of stock everywhere but curious I looked at EVGA page and see they have 4 different models

Gtx 680 - Standard
Gtx 680 - Super clocked
Gtx 680 - Super clocked with backplate
Gtx 680 - Hydro copper

Is it really worth getting once of these that is Overclocked? Or just overclock it myself? Trying to figure out, originally my budge was $500 so going much more then that is pushing it.

I'd just go with a standard one especially if you're gonna be running an e8400

TheTaz
04-01-12, 07:55 PM
I got the Standard one.

I'm not sure 50Mhz overclock is worth an extra $10 for the Superclocked versions, but I went with what was available (and they sold out 3 minutes after my order).

I was going to get a Hydro Copper... but $200 extra for a water block... EVGA is smokin' crack. I can pick up a water block later for around $100, if I feel the need. But Honestly, I think I'm going to stick with an Air Cooled GPU, and keep my CPU Liquid cooled for now. Since I run a 1280x1024 monitor still... I have absolutely zero need to overclock the overkill of a GTX680. :D

mojoman0
04-01-12, 08:48 PM
wow...or to own a 680 period lol

ViN86
04-02-12, 12:33 AM
wow...or to own a 680 period lol

:lol:

Roadhog
04-02-12, 12:35 AM
ITT: How not to prioritize.

MUYA
04-02-12, 01:23 AM
I got the Standard one.

I'm not sure 50Mhz overclock is worth an extra $10 for the Superclocked versions, but I went with what was available (and they sold out 3 minutes after my order).

I was going to get a Hydro Copper... but $200 extra for a water block... EVGA is smokin' crack. I can pick up a water block later for around $100, if I feel the need. But Honestly, I think I'm going to stick with an Air Cooled GPU, and keep my CPU Liquid cooled for now. Since I run a 1280x1024 monitor still... I have absolutely zero need to overclock the overkill of a GTX680. :D

Gratz!

A display that does 1080 should be your next purchase to fully enjoy the benefits of that 680! :)

Ghosthunter
04-02-12, 06:36 AM
I'd just go with a standard one especially if you're gonna be running an e8400

as soon as ivy bridge releases I am updating cpu/mobo/ram, though I am tempted for Sandy but may as well wait until April 29

I need to update my Signature as well...I just got last week

Asus 25 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123

along with an SSD drive

TheTaz
04-02-12, 09:27 AM
Gratz!

A display that does 1080 should be your next purchase to fully enjoy the benefits of that 680! :)

I've been looking at them... but I may wait until I get a new motherboard and CPU (probably next year). I've been waiting for Ivy bridge and some price drops.

One of the advantages of sticking to my old 1280x1024 monitor, is that my 8800GTX lasted 5 years. That's a record for me, since I was replacing video cards every 1.5 - 2 years. Of course, the slow down in the PC Game market helped too (As, in not as many titles worth a darn for the PC in recent years). If I do stick to 1280x1024, I should be easily able to run everything at max settings + max AA / AF for another 5 years. :D

Johnny C
04-02-12, 09:55 AM
as soon as ivy bridge releases I am updating cpu/mobo/ram, though I am tempted for Sandy but may as well wait until April 29

I need to update my Signature as well...I just got last week

Asus 25 inch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123

along with an SSD drive

I have the 27" version of that monitor and I love it.

Congrats on the 680

FastRedPonyCar
04-02-12, 10:53 AM
I'm holding off to see whether the 4gig cards offer any substantial difference when gaming @ 2560x1440 over the standard 2 gig card.

ElderDruid
04-02-12, 01:37 PM
I'm holding off to see whether the 4gig cards offer any substantial difference when gaming @ 2560x1440 over the standard 2 gig card.

Will try to hold off as well...I'm thinking Skyrim might really benefit from more than 2GB.

FastRedPonyCar
04-02-12, 01:47 PM
I know with the skyrim HD2K texture mod and a few other high res texture mods, it will consume over 5 gigs of system memory.

Ghosthunter
04-02-12, 02:07 PM
I have the 27" version of that monitor and I love it.

Congrats on the 680

Thanks!

Yeah this monitor is world of difference from my old Samsung 20 inch @ 1680x1050. Colors are so vibrant and popping out, brightness out of box though had to be toned done was burning my eyes after a few hours of playing.

Kept going back and forth between 25 and 27 inch, but ultimately my space was limited and 25 inch is perfect for the area where my PC is.

FastRedPonyCar
04-02-12, 03:25 PM
I got this one on the way

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150788738821&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160#ht_13780wt_1163

uOpt
04-03-12, 09:34 AM
Speaking of which ones to get, how do I tell how many heads a certain card supports at the same time?

They all have a million outputs and the specs don't say how many work at the same time.

winton
04-03-12, 12:37 PM
I got this one on the way

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150788738821&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160#ht_13780wt_1163

When you get that monitor, could you do a mini review? That price is too good to be true.

ViN86
04-03-12, 01:04 PM
When you get that monitor, could you do a mini review? That price is too good to be true.

Seriously. Please post it in the general hardware section with some pics. I may pick one up if it's nice lol/

FastRedPonyCar
04-03-12, 01:36 PM
will do. I may have to wait until I get a 680gtx until I can use it. My little rinky dink Quadro NVS290 doesn't support dual link DVI so I'm wondering if the monitor will actually even work without a better card.

In the meantime, here's a huge thread on OC forum discussing it and other korean 27 inchers.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1228729/better-27-ips-from-korea-pcbank-3view-pb2700


Edit: Looks like the Quadro FX 4800 I'm using here in my office computer will support it so I may use it at home until I get the 680.

lee63
04-03-12, 01:55 PM
Seriously. Please post it in the general hardware section with some pics. I may pick one up if it's nice lol/

Yeah me too ;)

Ghosthunter
04-04-12, 09:43 AM
Anyone ever order from Tigerdirect?

They seem to have the Evga gtx 680 standard one in for $509, but i wonder if it really in stock and just take my money and old on to it?

FastRedPonyCar
04-04-12, 12:28 PM
yep I've bought quite a bit from them. good peoples. and thanks for the heads up. I just placed an order for an EVGA 680 with them. Expected delivery in 30 days though ಠ__ಠ

seems like they're placing orders and just shipping out orders whenever they get stock in. Newegg is sold out of all theirs except the galaxy brand one. I went with EVGA in case I want to use their step up program for the 4 gig version (which I'm willing to bet I won't need but just in case...)

Ghosthunter
04-04-12, 12:31 PM
30 days?

I went to add it to my cart and price changed from 509 to 529

I was like WTF?

So cancelled..I will just keep checking newegg and evga


I still have time since not getting cpu/mobo until Ivy is released.

Ghosthunter
04-06-12, 06:41 PM
Woot! finally able to order get a EVGA GTX 680 SC.

I really wanted the vanilla, but I had to grab what I can, total price with shipping $524.99


Now I just need Ivy bridge to come out already so I can finish this build