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What do you run as your gaming OC? If you got a poor 7970, and want to take a stab at getting a good 680 Lightning, you'd be in great shape if you did, as it takes a lot of voltage to warm these guys up.
And as for Far Cry 3, it seems like a large portion of the problems people report having in the FC3 performance thread are posted by AMD users. Many also say, even if not having major problems, that it's quite choppy most of the time. Even though it's a Gaming Evolved title, Nvidia cards seem to be doing much better at the moment, but that's not to say that it won't be fixed by a future driver. Just saying at the moment that it seems to be running way better on Kepler.
But, I don't think it'd be worth getting a 680 just to see a slight improvement in one game. So unless you can get a great price for your 7970 and find a cheap 680L on sale on Newegg, or you really want the best Far Cry 3 experience, I'd stick with the 7970. Can't go too wrong either way though thumb.gif

I actually havent OC'd mine at all.... havent neded to, but i think this game is going to need it. Only getting 30-35 FPS on 2560x1440 maxed out.
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Hey guys, i have 2 680 lightnings and i tried to use the default settings on my card yesterday, but i have a problem.. my temp on my first card went 70c+.. with the same fan settings on my OC settings. My full load on my OC settings is only 65c.. is this a bug?
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hey people, i'd like to ask, if i get two universal gpu blocks for my two lightning what do i dave to use to cool vrms?? any ideas?? thanks for the answers.
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hey people, i'd like to ask, if i get two universal gpu blocks for my two lightning what do i dave to use to cool vrms?? any ideas?? thanks for the answers.

Why not use full cover blocks?
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cause it's a pain when is time to sell it.
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cause it's a pain when is time to sell it.
i use universal blocks atm and it hasnt caused me any problems just get some heatsinks for vrms and mem and make sure you have good airflow in your case
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R: [Official] MSI GTX 680 Lightning Owners Club

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cause it's a pain when is time to sell it.
i use universal blocks atm and it hasnt caused me any problems just get some heatsinks for vrms and mem and make sure you have good airflow in your case

You mean passive heatskinks on those golden capacitors? Btw i have no airflow since my computer is sitting on a bench table...

This is it ---> http://db.tt/9sLVdIzb
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You mean passive heatskinks on those golden capacitors? Btw i have no airflow since my computer is sitting on a bench table...
This is it ---> http://db.tt/9sLVdIzb

You lose the air spill from an air cooler when you water cool. That spill used to cool your chipset around the cpu, hence benchers that use their test benches for benching usually mount at least one fan to help keep the chipset cool. (Also if extreme cooling, to reduce condensation.)
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i like the bench..if i didnt have sutch a bad cat i would have one..the last time i had my side off my case.my cat started useing my gpus as a scratch post..go figure right!!!!
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You lose the air spill from an air cooler when you water cool. That spill used to cool your chipset around the cpu, hence benchers that use their test benches for benching usually mount at least one fan to help keep the chipset cool. (Also if extreme cooling, to reduce condensation.)

meh.. i would have loved to avoid other fans to be honest .... and at the same time i didn't want to buy full cover blocks... at this point seems that i have no chance, or i get the full cover or i get some other fan if i use universal blocks ... redface.gif
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