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Should I keep the 680s or sell and go for 670s?

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  • 77% (7)
    Keep the 680s.
  • 22% (2)
    Sell them and go for 670s.
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post #1 of 15
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I'm getting two MSI 680s as a part of a deal here on OCN. My question to you guys is I should keep the 680s and use them in my new rig I'm building or if I should sell them and buy 670s and have some extra money for something else. Suggestions as to which 670s would be nice too if you think I should go that route.

This is the GFX card I'm getting.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127671
post #2 of 15
What resolution are you playing at?
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post #3 of 15
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1920 x 1080. I'm not a fan of surround. I might use a second monitor but that's not surround.
post #4 of 15
Not worth switching to 670's You can't sell your 680's at retail price. Heck, you probablly only need one 680.
post #5 of 15
For gaming at 1920x1080 I would keep one 680 and sell one. I don't see any reason to run two cards, even if they were 670's. I can tell you that my galaxy 680 handles everything I can throw at it on ultra at a steady 60fps with vsync on running at 1920x1200. I may drop to 55fps on BF3 occasionally but that isn't exactly noticeable.
    
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post #6 of 15
Like previously stated a single 680 will be more then enough at that resolution. Sell one of the 680s and hit the bars.
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post #7 of 15
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If I decide to go surround, two 680s would be ideal, correct?
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Shion314 View Post

If I decide to go surround, two 680s would be ideal, correct?

If you're going for surround you may want to go with 4gb versions since you're going to need a bit extra VRAM.
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post #9 of 15
If you aren't going surround anytime soon, sell one of those 680s. Either way, don't sell a 680 to buy a 670. Makes no sense really. You could sell them both and buy a 4gb version. 4gb is what you will want for surround.
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post #10 of 15
2GB versions hold up pretty damn fine at high resolutions/surround.
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