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Old 12-10-2012, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current computer is 7 years onld and still runs but is starting to so it's age with new games even diablo 3. I want to add a second video card in a couple months as I have 2 24" Monitors. Also I will be overclocking. Thoughts and what would you change. 2000 is max. Mainly gaming, Skyrim, diablo3, guildwars2, and Black ops.


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Old 12-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good to me. A second 680 isn't necessary. A single 680 can run 4 monitors at one time and 2 isn't enough for surround.

The only thing I would change since you plan to OC (which also isn't necessary lol) is the cooler.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you I copied a build from about a month ago and wanted to make sure nothing drastic changed in regards to hardware. what cooler would you suggest then?
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How far do you plan on overclocking?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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200-400k higher, so 3.6 - 3.8 I think that is what i read they are really stable at without water. I just cannot justifiy a water solution at this point.
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you have a 2000 budget and cant justify water cooling?

also, to be nitpicky, i think tuniq mx-2 is a better paste.
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200-400k higher, so 3.6 - 3.8 I think that is what i read they are really stable at without water. I just cannot justifiy a water solution at this point.
Uh, you realize that CPU turbos at 3.8 right? Like I said, OC is unnecessary.
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Please for the love of all things holey...... Not the 900 v2./

Antec really hasn't changed it from the original 900, and whle its a good case, its still a 5yr old case. Not great for cabling, It's a pain to work with.
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It's the V3 and the difference is the interior is black. Still agree though, but I stopped giving opinions on cases.
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Me too, but when there's an issue like cable management I gotta do a PSA.

It's definately gotten better though, so who knows.
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