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Hey guys,

In the market for a new GPU (for months now, want this to end now) and I've been taking a look at the brands.

As I game at a high resolution, plus like lots of fancy graphics mods such as textures and more on Skyrim, I want a 4GB card (I know I won't use all 4GB due to bottlenecking, but I want this to last me a few years, SLIing down the road instead of upgrading to another single card).

So far, my search led me to EVGA and MSI (I am in the UK, these two seem to have the best warranty service here). From what I can see, the MSI lightning looks to be the single best 680. The only problem is it as a 2GB card. I can also see a 4GB Frozr card. Not as highly overclocked, but would it still be worth it?

Do MSI have any plans to release a 4GB lightning soon?

Any info or advice would be much appreciated.
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I would not go with a brand, rather with the card that provides the features I'm looking for for the best price.
 
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For Skyrim with texture mods your primary choice should be a 4GB card.
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

I would not go with a brand, rather with the card that provides the features I'm looking for for the best price.

The best features when it comes to the 680 are basically warranty and support., when looking at the cards. EVGA and MSI win this hands down imo, which is why I'm deciding between them.

It would be a case of the GTX 680 series from EVGA (SC, FTW, etc) or the MSI Twin Frozr 4GB. Would love a lightning but looks like there won't be a 4GB version of that.
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The best features when it comes to the 680 are basically warranty and support., when looking at the cards. EVGA and MSI win this hands down imo, which is why I'm deciding between them.
It would be a case of the GTX 680 series from EVGA (SC, FTW, etc) or the MSI Twin Frozr 4GB. Would love a lightning but looks like there won't be a 4GB version of that.

bold : agreed

yeah, all of us will never be able to see the Lightning Extreme Edition due to nvidia rules (limitation voltage)....

it looks like you are hardcore gamer, so I will suggest to buy a 4 GB card (the extra VRAM will much help for that), but if you want to gaming AND Overclocking, grab the Lightning card, since that card is the only one which have unlocked voltage...

MSI TF3 4GB is good card too, same as EVGA FTW, etc...my suggest is grab the card with the cheapest price in your country.

sorry for my BAD English btw, not too good in english...hope you can understand what I mean.

Enjoy
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The Galaxy GC 680 4gb version is the best 680 4GB version .. Now that Evgas EV bot has been took away by Nvidia.
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Re:New 680 Classified has no EVbot plug?? 1 day and 9 hrs. ago (permalink)
Unfortunately we are not permitted to include this feature any longer.


I took the card apart not for modding reasons but to do a review / check Quality

How do i know you ask? well ive took the card Apart and seen nothing but goodness.

Samsung Vram solid caps a vent in the pcb to vent Vram heat.. Highest factory overclocks.. And the lowest prices need i say more..
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The Galaxy/XFX does seem like a decent enough card, but I have no idea what their warranty is like in the UK, unfortunately.
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The Galaxy/XFX does seem like a decent enough card, but I have no idea what their warranty is like in the UK, unfortunately.

Call them.
    
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