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Old 04-18-12, 02:53 AM   #121
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Will post pics shortly , just got them installed and I am doing a reinstall of Windows to clean it up. I bought them from Computer Lounge in Auckland, i find them really good for service etc.
Damn there are a bunch of updates after a fresh install of Windows 7! LOL

Managed to sell my GTX580s just like that!!!, two guys at work bought a card each
Very nice. I also deal with CL, they do have great service.

I know what you mean about all the Windows updates, my SSD died and I just finished installing Windows on my new drive. Just so many updates, even though my copy is SP1.
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Old 04-18-12, 05:49 PM   #122
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Very nice. I also deal with CL, they do have great service.

I know what you mean about all the Windows updates, my SSD died and I just finished installing Windows on my new drive. Just so many updates, even though my copy is SP1.

I finished the install of the OS and updates and all my games and programs at 7:00pm then gamed for a few of hours before heading to bed (should of taken a week off work LOL). I am impressed with temps! idle sits around mid to low 30s when in games its around mid sometimes high 60s which is quite a bit better than with my 2 GTX 580s (they idled in the mid 40s and when gaming where in the high 70s). Also BF3 and other demanding games such as Batman AC feel smoother. Will post pics tonight sorry got side tracked with my games
Crysis 2 with high res pack and DX11 is a running really well and wow the fan noise is way quieter, this was one game that made my GTX580s fans spin up.
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Old 04-19-12, 04:36 AM   #123
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Hey guys as promised here are some pics of my PC with my new GTX 680s in SLI.
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Old 04-19-12, 06:41 AM   #124
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looks great. Nice and tidy wiring.
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I finished the install of the OS and updates and all my games and programs at 7:00pm then gamed for a few of hours before heading to bed (should of taken a week off work LOL). I am impressed with temps! idle sits around mid to low 30s when in games its around mid sometimes high 60s which is quite a bit better than with my 2 GTX 580s (they idled in the mid 40s and when gaming where in the high 70s). Also BF3 and other demanding games such as Batman AC feel smoother. Will post pics tonight sorry got side tracked with my games
Crysis 2 with high res pack and DX11 is a running really well and wow the fan noise is way quieter, this was one game that made my GTX580s fans spin up.
Yeah I was very impressed with temps at idle I am getting 32-35, and in BF3 I get 65-70. That is so much better then my old gtx260 which would get 75-85 when gaming and low 50's when idling.


Btw your case looks great almost got me thinking I need a new one, but did not budget for it when upgrading.
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Old 04-19-12, 05:39 PM   #126
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looks great. Nice and tidy wiring.
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Yeah I was very impressed with temps at idle I am getting 32-35, and in BF3 I get 65-70. That is so much better then my old gtx260 which would get 75-85 when gaming and low 50's when idling.


Btw your case looks great almost got me thinking I need a new one, but did not budget for it when upgrading.
Thanks Ghosthunter, yeah cases are kinda like PSU often overlooked part of the PC but if you get a good case then it can make all the difference in how nice you can get your cables etc and how easy it is for your build. The Corsair 650D is the best case I have worked with and its well priced. I has a CM Cosmos before it and was going to wait for the Cosmos II but glad I didn't because it is way over priced in my opinion, plus I just didn't need a case that big as I am not running a heaps of drives. I looked at the 850D but I am not watercooling or anything and the 650D actually had better airflow and because im running SLI that was more important.
You are probably laughing at the stock Intel cooler but I am not into Overclocking, I use to do that in my Geforce 4ti days but now I just run everything at stock. Hardware isn't cheap and I don't really like the risk of OCing even though its heaps easier and safer than it use to be!
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Nice, I had no idea the 4Gb cards had come out yet.
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Just got my GTX 680 4096 SLI set-up configured in the last few mins.

(The following Unigine benchmark results were with CPU @ 4.375GHz & V-Sync enabled in the Nvidia CTRL panel & GTX 680s @ default factory OC settings)

My overall impression and smoothness from the GTX 680 SLI was far superior to my experience with the 7970 Crossfire that I had a few weeks ago.
(To be fair I RMAd the 7970s as I had to conclude that they were defective otherwise Crossfire on the 7970s is not fit for use - crashes, micro-stutter hell, wild ups and downs in FPS etc)

The cooler on the Palit Jetstream cards is inaudible over the system fans at idle and hardly noticeable under load, I was very pleasantly surprised by the very low noise and temps!

Nice man enjoy them. 4gb woohoo! this is what Nvidia should have made as standard
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Man, it sucks that these Palit cards aren't out in the U.S. I guess I'll just wait for the EVGA FTW 4GBs.
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Thanks Pennyboy.

I just played the opening few mins from CRYSIS and all I can say is wow...
It was flawlessly smooth on these cards, I'm going to play the whole game through again purely because of the smooth game experience. Its just a shame that it took 5 years to get a system that could play it "the way it was meant to be played"
I know it's amazing that a 5yr old game is only now able to be played so smoothly maxed out! I wonder if we ever will see a game that pushes hardware like crysis did? I am playing crysis 2 at the moment and loving it!! The graphics and new nano suit stuff is fantastic! Def an under rated game!
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Great setups there Pennyboy and Siskods9

I'm glad the new Palit cooler doesn't suck as hard as the previous model. Is the front of the cooler covered by other cards in your setup? Or do you think Tri-SLI would be possible with this cooler?
Thanks slawter . What are your plans? You going to upgrade to the 680s or hold off until the gk110?
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