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Nvidia = EVGA, there's no question
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Wrong. ASUS has a better cooler than the EVGA.
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Wrong. ASUS has a better cooler than the EVGA.

Asus is literally the worst company for RMA's though. Slightly better cooler and worse EVERYTHING else, I'll take a pass.
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Asus is literally the worst company for RMA's though. Slightly better cooler and worse EVERYTHING else, I'll take a pass.
false. asus has great rma service. but i totally agree, evga for graphics cards. there is no substitute
OP: If you're gaming at 1080p then the 690 is definitely a waste. I have to turn vsync on with my 670 because my fps gets too high and I get image tearing (not sure if thats the term). At 1080p having a 690 is kind of like using kia rio tires on a Bugatti, sure the car has horsepower for days but with those tires you're going to be wasting it all. Save $500-$400 and get a great liquid cooling setup (frozencpu.com has some great XSPC kits). On that case it looks like you can fit a 240mm rad in the top so your cpu can be cooled there. More than likely you won't need to cool the gpu's but if you do you will have to lose that hdd cage. Overall this case isn't the best for liquid cooling but you can make it work. Also did you consider the X79 idea?
Edited by struddles - 8/17/12 at 11:49pm
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Wrong. ASUS has a better cooler than the EVGA.

What are you talking about?, all the 690s are the EXACT same except that evga offers a program to Change the effects on the "gtx geforce"lights on the card.. I've never had to deal with rma's for any company thank god, but I've heard nothing but good things from evga
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OCN Search "Asus RMA" I dare you.
News flash, people are far more likely to complain to the public when something goes badly than be happy and write about it when something goes their way. i deal with asus frequently at my work and i never have any problem getting any of their products rma'd. laptops, gpus, motherboards, tablets.... etc etc
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My only rma was an ulta psu that survived up to 1 month left of the 3yr warrenty which in Florida with power fluctuation, storms aka lightning, and random power failures seemed pretty good. In one call I got a return label for the shipping by email and with in a week or two of shipping back had a psu that was not only 150w higher than my last one, but about 70 dollars more market price than what I had paid for my 500w. So I have to say my only rma was good experience.


the dragon rider can be water cooled, especially since I only need 2 hard drives and a dvd burner. on air my current video card sits at 33c idle in a room thats anywhere from 78-85 degrees on average. In all honesty I need to dust it out, its been a while. If I crank the fan up the temps drop even lower but its only at 1000rpm on idle. properly cleaned it sits in the 20s
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OCN Search "Asus RMA" I dare you.
News flash, people are far more likely to complain to the public when something goes badly than be happy and write about it when something goes their way. i deal with asus frequently at my work and i never have any problem getting any of their products rma'd. laptops, gpus, motherboards, tablets.... etc etc

Well I've never heard of any other company sending BLATANTLY broken motherboards back after an "RMA" .
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My only rma was an ulta psu that survived up to 1 month left of the 3yr warrenty which in Florida with power fluctuation, storms aka lightning, and random power failures seemed pretty good. In one call I got a return label for the shipping by email and with in a week or two of shipping back had a psu that was not only 150w higher than my last one, but about 70 dollars more market price than what I had paid for my 500w. So I have to say my only rma was good experience.
the dragon rider can be water cooled, especially since I only need 2 hard drives and a dvd burner. on air my current video card sits at 33c idle in a room thats anywhere from 78-85 degrees on average. In all honesty I need to dust it out, its been a while. If I crank the fan up the temps drop even lower but its only at 1000rpm on idle. properly cleaned it sits in the 20s

Idle means nothing, and if you 460 gets to 75-85 degrees on load, a 690 will get much hotter because a 460 isn't the hottest card...
My 690 gets to about 70degrees in bf3 in a closed bedroom with a AC running 24/7. When I play sc2 I get about 55-60degress.

But water cooling will help thumb.gif
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I say you might as well make the computer you're using a "family" computer and just build from scratch. So a new tower would be great to put all that stuff in.
I agree with everyone saying 690 is overkill for 1080p. I have 1 680 thats on my loop and it games extremely well on my 120hz. So unless you're gaming at a higher res than 1080p a 680 should be more than enough. Plus that money can go else where for your build.
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