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Hi. Just new to OCN. Been lurking the past few months, and just decided to join. OCN has really been a big help in sourcing hardware for my rig.

Got my EVGA GTX 680 on release day from Amazon... when they said it was on backorder. Luckily, it was shipped overnight the same day.

Then purchased the EVGA high-flow bracket and backplate from Performance PCs a few weeks later. Definitely makes the card look more awesome.

Been an amazing card so far. Trying to overclock it once in a while, but I usually keep it on stock clocks and running V-Synce so I don't use too much power. It runs BF3 on 60fps rather easily, anyway.

387

Card runs cooler with the bracket, but I'm really considering slapping a waterblock on this in the near future, since I'm hitting 70C lately. Being in a tropical country (Philippines - summer now; ambient temp 34-35C) doesn't help with temps, either. Lol.
    
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@zk1mplz - well welcome aboard the 680 club and OCN. smile.gif

Don't forget to sign yourself up as a club member by going to the home page of this club thread and fill out your info from the link provided to google docs.

Good moves on all three choices with your 680, backplate, hi-flow bracket and EVGA. thumb.gif you've picked up well to start off here. wink.gif
     
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^ Got it. Done. Thanks. smile.gif
    
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Was looking over kingpin & tin's voltage mods last night. Trying really, really hard not to hard mod my 680s right now... 1.3v and some waterblocks? YES PLEASE. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post

I know how you feel. I sold two 6870's for a 580 last January 2011. A little less performance but I was extremely impressed. At first I was reluctant being a long time AMD fan since 3DFX closed doors. I found the difference very pleasing and the easiest time owning GPU's. I won't list all the difference because honestly it's all a matter of opinion and subjective but I'm never going back.
Kids now have the 680 in the X58 I just gave them and I've upgraded to a 690 for my first ever dual GPU. You'll find pros and cons to both side of the fence. In the end we all make our decision based on individual experience, and the needs out of our GPU's. Mine is gaming in 2D and 3D Vision, couldn't be happier.
Good luck bud and naturally post back with any questions on over clocking and your results, opinions, and over all expereince thoughts. It's a different type of beast to over clock and the hardest thing was breaking the old school mold on how over clocking works with these cards. Even locked they are very comparable to over clocked competition in games. Where it counts most. thumb.gif
Ah, 3dfx, memories of when I just started getting into PC hardware smile.gif Good memories, good memories. For some odd reason it makes me think of green PCBs and dust bunnies! That was my first two card setup, if I remember correctly! I got it from my step-dad! Ah the joys of not having to buy ones own pc hardware. tongue.gif "Hey, check this out." He'd buy it, and when he was bored, I'd snag it. biggrin.gif LOL, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing...and was getting by with the old, "hmm, let's see if this works" method of building PCs.
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Hi. Just new to OCN. Been lurking the past few months, and just decided to join. OCN has really been a big help in sourcing hardware for my rig.
Got my EVGA GTX 680 on release day from Amazon... when they said it was on backorder. Luckily, it was shipped overnight the same day.
Then purchased the EVGA high-flow bracket and backplate from Performance PCs a few weeks later. Definitely makes the card look more awesome.
Been an amazing card so far. Trying to overclock it once in a while, but I usually keep it on stock clocks and running V-Synce so I don't use too much power. It runs BF3 on 60fps rather easily, anyway.
387
Card runs cooler with the bracket, but I'm really considering slapping a waterblock on this in the near future, since I'm hitting 70C lately. Being in a tropical country (Philippines - summer now; ambient temp 34-35C) doesn't help with temps, either. Lol.

Welcome to OCN! I too did a fair bit of lurking before making an account...for longer than I care to admit, haha.
That is one clean looking rig. Did you you sleeve or use extensions?
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Gotta say I am still loving my 680. Even with all the 670 info leaking out and benches showing up - I am so happy I pulled the trigger on this GPU. I am absolutely slaying BF3 @2560x1440 Ultra settings (minus adjusting MSAA to 2x instead of 4x to be at 58-60 constant FPS vsynced) and with my little custom closed loop water-cooling setup, it runs super cool. I am able to hit 1305MHz on boost in heaven benches and 20 min fur mark with no crashes, but random driver crashes occur in BF3 after 10-30 mins. I can keep it around 1270MHz boosted and BF3 will not crash at all.

I do wish there was voltage tweaking available for these - as I finally have a nice cooling option for my GPU. Oh well, still loving the performance and not looking back!
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Gotta say I am still loving my 680. Even with all the 670 info leaking out and benches showing up - I am so happy I pulled the trigger on this GPU. I am absolutely slaying BF3 @2560x1440 Ultra settings (minus adjusting MSAA to 2x instead of 4x to be at 58-60 constant FPS vsynced) and with my little custom closed loop water-cooling setup, it runs super cool. I am able to hit 1305MHz on boost in heaven benches and 20 min fur mark with no crashes, but random driver crashes occur in BF3 after 10-30 mins. I can keep it around 1270MHz boosted and BF3 will not crash at all.

I do wish there was voltage tweaking available for these - as I finally have a nice cooling option for my GPU. Oh well, still loving the performance and not looking back!
Yup, same here. Not at all upset about the 670. After thinking about it, I think Nvidia just made a really smart product move. They've essentially just released the 2500k of GPUs for this generation. ...profit

http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1682 whistle.gif
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Gotta say I am still loving my 680. Even with all the 670 info leaking out and benches showing up...

Yep, me too. The 2560x1600 is making them earn their keeps.
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Yup, same here. Not at all upset about the 670. After thinking about it, I think Nvidia just made a really smart product move. They've essentially just released the 2500k of GPUs for this generation. ...profit
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1682 whistle.gif

Oh snap that is an interesting mod. Not sure it would be a warrantied product after that... however that is a huge performance increase. To be honest, ~1300MHz (which is considered a slightly above average OC for ref 680 as far as I can tell) seems to hold its own for what I need. Thanks for that link!
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Oh snap that is an interesting mod. Not sure it would be a warrantied product after that... however that is a huge performance increase. To be honest, ~1300MHz (which is considered a slightly above average OC for ref 680 as far as I can tell) seems to hold its own for what I need. Thanks for that link!
Yeah, total void of warranty, but soooo dang cool. I honestly expected it to be a lot more involved than this.
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Yup, same here. Not at all upset about the 670. After thinking about it, I think Nvidia just made a really smart product move. They've essentially just released the 2500k of GPUs for this generation. ...profit
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1682 whistle.gif

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I would say 1300 is definitely above average. I don't think more than 10% can do 1300 stable.
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i7-2700K Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0+ SSC 4 x 4GB Samsung Green 
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Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
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Qnix 2560x1440p Quickfire TK MX Brown XFX 750w Black Edition Corsair 550D 
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Lefty Deathadder X Trac Ripper XXL 
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