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Hey everyone, I had a watercooled GTX 580 that was a beast of a little card, but I had a waterleak in my system, and i'm pretty sure I fried the card.

Anyway, Now i'm looking for a replacement.


I found two gtx 560 Ti's for $300

Also found a used 580 for $300

But, I can also get my hands on a 680.

Any ideas on what I should go with?

I do game about an hour a day, and my current system is pretty beastly

(i7 2600k @ 5.0ghz )
post #2 of 6
I would get another 580 if you can do so for $300, it should even fit your old waterblock. If you are watercooled and only game about an hour a day you might want to look into folding for the other 23. Folding is computations done on the hardware in your machine (CPU and GPU) that is used by Stanford to study how proteins fold and misfold. This information can be used to help treat many diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's. More information can be found in the 'folding essential thread' and a set up guide under 'Folding' linked in my sig. smile.gif
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I would get the GTX 680. Without a doubt. Waterblocks are slowly coming out as well and then get one of those. It is most certainly the most expensive on the list but also the most powerful. The GTX 560 ti in SLI will probably be about as powerful and more powerful than the GTX 580 but you have the disadvantages of SLI (microstutter etc.). If you have the money, get the GTX 680, that's what I would do thumb.gif. cheers
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well, the waterblock i have is universal, so i'm not really worried about that. And I would love to be a folder, but I can't support the power bill that comes along with folding.

tomorrow I'm going to pull the old video card out of my computer at work, just to make sure its the video card ( although i'm 99% certain ) and I suppose now I have an excuse to tear down my case and do a rebuild.
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I would get the GTX 680. Without a doubt. Waterblocks are slowly coming out as well and then get one of those. It is most certainly the most expensive on the list but also the most powerful. The GTX 560 ti in SLI will probably be about as powerful and more powerful than the GTX 580 but you have the disadvantages of SLI (microstutter etc.). If you have the money, get the GTX 680, that's what I would do thumb.gif. cheers

Do you think the 680 is worth $200 more than the 580 or are you maybe just a little caught up in the frenzy of the new product launch? Not to mention that he should be able to reuse the old 580 block saving another fair bit of coin over going with a 680 then watercooling it.

EDIT: In repsonse to the OP's reply, oh well having the universal waterblock is nice but I still don't think the 680 is worth $200 more than the 580 in terms of anything but bragging rights.
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I would just get a used 580, find somebody here on OCN that has upgraded and doesn't want their old 580 anymore. I am sure that somebody would be reasonable.
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