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Old 07-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info PP... I'm trying to go a little future-proof on this plus my wife is giving me a $600 spending limit lol... So I'm thinking maybe this: Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-3686-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. I'm concerned though because it did get some bad reviews... What 680 would you suggest to be best future proof and something I can add a waterblock to in a couple months and be set for awhile...
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The 4GB model would be my opinion. Don't read Newegg reviews.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thank you for your opinion... Ok so it is between these 2 then:

1. Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
2. FTW version: Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-3685-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW Standard, w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Only thing I'm concerned about is that it seems the FTW version is longer which might make it incompatible with some water cooling blocks...
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Get the 2686 KR with the back plate. Piece of advice, if you ever intend on water cooling always get the reference PCB and the stock clocked card. Reason being, custom PCBs hardly ever get a water block made unless it's something reputable like the 7970 Lightning, or eVGAs own Classified boards. Stock clocks because well, if you plan on water cooling then you better be overclocking your own stuff or else it's just pointless.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info PP... I'll be ordering the 2686 KR in like 2 weeks... I look forward to a beast of a video card. Plus this gives me a reason to buy a new loop for my water cooling!
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info PP... I'll be ordering the 2686 KR in like 2 weeks... I look forward to a beast of a video card. Plus this gives me a reason to buy a new loop for my water cooling!
Awesome. I'm selling my POS loop until I can afford a better one.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah I just cleaned my CPU Loop and replaced all the barbs/fittings...
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You should post your rig over in the OC/Mod subforum. Should be a thread called rate my cable management.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Good call... I'll have to look into that
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok time to buy!!! Any word on this 4gb version of the 680: Newegg.com - MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card I'm still planning to OC this and put a water block on it so I might just stick to the base EVGA board: Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card any opinions would be welcome
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