Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [Official] MSI GTX 680 Lightning Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] MSI GTX 680 Lightning Owners Club - Page 96

post #951 of 7827
Looking forward to see some results. I like the lighting but I have one thought in my head. Have you seen the 7970 Matrix?. Imagine if they did a 680 version.
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
Work Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Deluxe MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming/EK GPU Block Corsair 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 128GB,C300 128GB, F3 1TB  480mm RAD, 655/top, 250mm RES, EK LX CPU Block windows 7 PRO 64bit Asus PB278Q 
PowerCase
Enermax Platimax 1500W Cosmos S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77-V MSI GT 610 1GB Corsair 1333mhz 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 330 60GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO W7 Corsair CX500M 
Case
Cooler Master Elite 334U 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
Work Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Deluxe MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming/EK GPU Block Corsair 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 128GB,C300 128GB, F3 1TB  480mm RAD, 655/top, 250mm RES, EK LX CPU Block windows 7 PRO 64bit Asus PB278Q 
PowerCase
Enermax Platimax 1500W Cosmos S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k ASUS P8Z77-V MSI GT 610 1GB Corsair 1333mhz 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 330 60GB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO W7 Corsair CX500M 
Case
Cooler Master Elite 334U 
  hide details  
Reply
post #952 of 7827
The Afterburner beta site won't load, keeps giving me an error. And when I click on "Check for Update" in AB's settings, I get a "Cannot establish a connection" error. Is it happening? Are they updating the site now?? So exciting. It might be here guys...

Edit: No one else excited? I'm going to experience this here all alone? ninja.gif
Edited by dph314 - 7/21/12 at 8:50am
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #953 of 7827
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyside View Post

It wont, like i said, you wil lose like 30% of the card performance.
I got a friend with stock 2500K and 7970, he has dips into 30's and on my system the same fps never go under 43 as minimum in BF3, 2600K@4.8 here.
So count on it, before you buy the card, like i said, even with overclock in BF3/cpu intensive games on big maps, you will lose like 30% of the performance, even with overclock.

I see, thanks. Sorry to go off-topic here, but just few quick questions before I disappear. What GPU would fit my system best then? And if I'm to upgrade the CPU, can I keep the motherboard (GA-P55A-UD3), or does it depend on the actual CPU? So if I'm to keep the motherboard, which would be a good CPU for it to be able to properly run the Lightning?

Edit: Ok, on the Gigabyte site I see the highest CPU that is supported is the i7-875K. I guess it's not the fastest one.
Edited by resis - 7/21/12 at 9:17am
post #954 of 7827
Quote:
Originally Posted by resis View Post

I see, thanks. Sorry to go off-topic here, but just few quick questions before I disappear. What GPU would fit my system best then? And if I'm to upgrade the CPU, can I keep the motherboard (GA-P55A-UD3), or does it depend on the actual CPU? So if I'm to keep the motherboard, which would be a good CPU for it to be able to properly run the Lightning?

Could keep the board, get a i7 860/870 and OC it a little, that should be able to handle the Lightning relatively well.

Edit: I see a ton of complaints about parts of that board dying within a few months of purchase. How's it been treating you so far?

Edit: Although, for the price of that, you could instead spend a little more and go with a P67/2500k and be really set. A decent cooler and the 2500k can fly.
Edited by dph314 - 7/21/12 at 9:20am
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #955 of 7827
Quote:
Originally Posted by resis View Post

I see, thanks. Sorry to go off-topic here, but just few quick questions before I disappear. What GPU would fit my system best then? And if I'm to upgrade the CPU, can I keep the motherboard (GA-P55A-UD3), or does it depend on the actual CPU? So if I'm to keep the motherboard, which would be a good CPU for it to be able to properly run the Lightning?
Edit: Ok, on the Gigabyte site I see the highest CPU that is supported is the i7-875K. I guess it's not the fastest one.

7850/7870 would be best option smile.gif

Upgrading the cpu wont help, not on that platform, you need at least X58-i7 920/950@4.0ghz+ for balanced rig, if you think to get GTX680L thumb.gif

And if you want to get the max, get 1155 + 3750K @4.5+ thumb.gif
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.7ghz(1.39v) 24/7 +D14 Asus P8Z77-V Sapphire R9 290 Tri X @1160/1600 8GB HyperX @2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue EZEX 1TB & Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Asus Nocuta NH D14 WIN 7 64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC 2490wuxi (rev 1) Logitech Wave Cooler Master Vanguard 850W Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G5 Cooler Master Xonar STX+ HD595 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.7ghz(1.39v) 24/7 +D14 Asus P8Z77-V Sapphire R9 290 Tri X @1160/1600 8GB HyperX @2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue EZEX 1TB & Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Asus Nocuta NH D14 WIN 7 64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC 2490wuxi (rev 1) Logitech Wave Cooler Master Vanguard 850W Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G5 Cooler Master Xonar STX+ HD595 
  hide details  
Reply
post #956 of 7827
Afterburner download site is still down. I haven't had this much fun F5'ing since I got my Lightning biggrin.gif
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #957 of 7827
FTW420 will be the new kingpin once afterburner 2.2.3 is out tongue.gif
post #958 of 7827
Ok, #### it! What if I go for i7-3770K and MSI GTX 680L. What's the best cheapest motherboard (SLIable preferably, methinks) for it? biggrin.gif

Would my G.Skill 2x4GB RAM hold up with this, because I could not afford to upgrade the RAM aswell (unless to buy a single same G.Skill RAM stick, from what I recall the i7 platform allows for three RAM sticks, while i5 only two)?
I have a "Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced" case, I think it's moddable and large enough. Do I need a maximum amount of fans or just the stock is fine? Does the i7-3770K comes with a good cooler or do I need to buy a custom one (wouldn't like)?

Time goes by like hell, so what's the prognosis of such a system, how long will it be on top of the food chain? I hope more than 2 years.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

Edit: I see a ton of complaints about parts of that board dying within a few months of purchase. How's it been treating you so far?

Using it nearly daily for about two years now. Never had any problems, guess I was lucky so far. Not a single crash with my build (except with my previous corrupt GEiL RAM and early crashes in pre-GOTY Red Orchestra 2)! Did not re-install Win7 for a year also.

Generally I'm pleased with my rig, only it's getting slowly weak.

And again, I'm sorry for the off-topic, but you are guys are helpful. biggrin.gif
post #959 of 7827
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

FTW420 will be the new kingpin once afterburner 2.2.3 is out tongue.gif

biggrin.gif

@FTW420: When do you plan on getting that 'Afterburner Extreme' for some LN2 benching once 2.2.3 is out?
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
My Only Hobby
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Rampage IV Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC 16GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate 3TB 7200rpm H100 Windows 8.1 Acer XB240H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold Cooler Master HAF X Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #960 of 7827
Nice! I really love asus motherboards, they are great. My opinion is biased though! I think the P8Z77 will serve you nice if you want full ATX, or you could get a Gene V maximus. They are somewhat costly, though.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [Official] MSI GTX 680 Lightning Owners Club