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Been real itchy and thinking about going from my MSI GTX 570 to the 680 lightnings.

Would you guys say its a worthy buy? At this point I'm scared that the 700 series will come out and I will regret the purchase.. but I am a big overclocker and always love pushing the limit on these aftermarket cards.

I'm familiar with MSI cards and I know the lightning has killer oc potential. That being said, I need to flash the bios according to this thread, correct?
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I think if you are itching for an upgrade, just get a 670 for now. You can get a referwnce one for less than 350 ( i bought one for 300). While i love the lightning, i understand your concern. I didnt really care about next gen since this was my first pc. Ill worry about it for my next build tongue.gif

That being said, the titan is a 1000 bux and frankly, not as impressive as its price suggests imho. The 780 will be faster than the 680, no doubt, but im guessing not by a wide margin. Im also sure the price isnt going to be very temptig either.
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Yeah, I love the lightning.. was moments away from clicking buy.. but I just can't do it. My head is telling me to just wait another half a year for the 700 series.

To buy or not to buy ugh.
Edited by gl0ry - 3/6/13 at 11:47pm
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Not even the cfg config helped me being able to use 2.3.1. It helped a little but it just takes a little longer before it starts going bananas. Guess it's either the fact that i'm using Windows 8 and something in the config doesn't like that or whatever. Either way, guess i'll just have to stick to 2.2.3 since it works.
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Not even the cfg config helped me being able to use 2.3.1. It helped a little but it just takes a little longer before it starts going bananas. Guess it's either the fact that i'm using Windows 8 and something in the config doesn't like that or whatever. Either way, guess i'll just have to stick to 2.2.3 since it works.

I made the mistake of putting the code at the bottom of each cfg file the first time and it wasnt working, until I realized there is already a [Settings] header in each file. DOH! So dont do what i did biggrin.gif

Also, you have to do it to every VEN_10DE&DEV_1180... file in the directory.


EDIT: maybe try running it in windows 7 compatibility too :/
Edited by uci2ci - 3/7/13 at 1:09am
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I made the mistake of putting the code at the bottom of each cfg file the first time and it wasnt working, until I realized there is already a [Settings] header in each file. DOH! So dont do what i did biggrin.gif

Also, you have to do it to every VEN_10DE&DEV_1180... file in the directory.


That's what i did, still didn't work.
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Edited by gkolarov - 3/11/13 at 3:17am
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I couldn't hold my patience anymore and I ordered one. Hope to have good results with it. I definitely plan to use AB 2.2.3 from the stuff I've read here.
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@gl0ry Good luck and hope your get one good clocker! smile.gif
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Been real itchy and thinking about going from my MSI GTX 570 to the 680 lightnings.

Would you guys say its a worthy buy? At this point I'm scared that the 700 series will come out and I will regret the purchase.. but I am a big overclocker and always love pushing the limit on these aftermarket cards.

I'm familiar with MSI cards and I know the lightning has killer oc potential. That being said, I need to flash the bios according to this thread, correct?

if you do decide to go with the lighting buy them from amazon. When I bought mine they had the best prices, I paid under 500 for mine.
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