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get a samsung 830 or the 840 pro..the reg 840 is kinda mehhhh..i would skip it and get the 830 for the same price..and get a wd black hdd insted of the green
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quick question guys;

whats the going price for a brand new 680L? I've been moving away from gaming and I don't need it tongue.gif
post #4743 of 7827
My 680L is on the way ! I'll be submitting proof and overclocks asap. I've heard some terrible news, that MSI is locking these cards down now. Is that true ???
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Originally Posted by King Who Dat View Post

My 680L is on the way ! I'll be submitting proof and overclocks asap. I've heard some terrible news, that MSI is locking these cards down now. Is that true ???
Was true long long ago, but all you do is flashed the old bios' onto the card, takes under 10min to do.
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well they sell for 499 new on newegg but if its new from you..you may get 400-450 just cause its not from a retailer.
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Yeah 100-50 under full retail seems reasonable for a new unused card private sale.

I took my problematic card back (came with F8 bios on LN2 mode that artifacted badly in 2D mode - had to flash 3A onto it myself to fix it) and swapped it out with another. It was better, managed 1241/+700 core game stable stock and with bios unlocked with KGB giving 1.24v load was 1267/+700 heaven/BF3 stable. I considered my options then picked up a second lightning, this one is a keeper. 1280/+750 heaven/BF3 stable and very close to 1293 stable at same voltage. When my water block arrives I'm pretty sure it will do 1293/+700 rock solid @ 1.24v. Temps now are at ~63*C core/~65*C mem/67*C vrm loaded with ~30degC ambient summer temp and that was with 65% fan (loud!). Testing this card on air reminded me why I watercool biggrin.gif

With 2 nice cards here though its tempting to just drop them both in and run them stock and enjoy crazy FPS in every game I play.
Edited by CryptiK - 1/3/13 at 4:04am
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My Core Voltage don't go up +100, what i do?

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Edited by CryptiK - 1/3/13 at 7:13am
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Awesome setup you got there.

Why not use the hack for a higher score from the Lightning? Can't make everything out on this crappy monitor at work, but I noticed the voltage was only at +93mv.
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