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Welp i took a chance and lost haha, im heading back today to swap it out for a brand new 680 thumb.gif

I basically did the same thing, Aamazon warehouse sent me a VERY beat up looking Galaxy 670 "supposed to be used-like new" which worked fine but looked terrible, sent it back and got a new EVGA 680. Peace of mind is worth the extra cost.
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Send it back?
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post #13 of 23
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Now I'm wondering if a GTX 680 is too powerful for my system anyway, I mean will I be able to use the full power of the card with this system:

AMD Phenom II X6
4GB 1066 DDR3
Decent motherboard
675w PSU
post #14 of 23
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Now I'm wondering if a GTX 680 is too powerful for my system anyway, I mean will I be able to use the full power of the card with this system:
AMD Phenom II X6
4GB 1066 DDR3
Decent motherboard
675w PSU

I think you're probably OK, the only potential bottleneck I see may be the RAM.
post #15 of 23
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Now I'm wondering if a GTX 680 is too powerful for my system anyway, I mean will I be able to use the full power of the card with this system:
AMD Phenom II X6
4GB 1066 DDR3
Decent motherboard
675w PSU
CPU doesnt have enough bandwidth I believe, so that'll actually be a bottleneck, RAM should be 8GB 1333/1600MHz too.

Even the AMD 8150 CPU Bottlenecks 680s IIRC.
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post #16 of 23
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CPU doesnt have enough bandwidth I believe, so that'll actually be a bottleneck, RAM should be 8GB 1333/1600MHz too.
Even the AMD 8150 CPU Bottlenecks 680s IIRC.

Are there any games that use more than 4GB?
post #17 of 23
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Are there any games that use more than 4GB?
Well, I was wrong, 8GB RAM isnt truly needed tongue.gif But I did notice a difference in load times on games like BF3 when going 4GB RAM VS 8GB RAM. Minimal difference though. The main thing is the RAM speed. 1333 is a minimum kind of.
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post #18 of 23
I would only Open Box if I knew the manufacturer warranty was still good.
post #19 of 23
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Are there any games that use more than 4GB?

Heavily modded Skyrim easy.
post #20 of 23
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Well, I was wrong, 8GB RAM isnt truly needed tongue.gif But I did notice a difference in load times on games like BF3 when going 4GB RAM VS 8GB RAM. Minimal difference though. The main thing is the RAM speed. 1333 is a minimum kind of.

True, I'm sure the system will run somewhat smoother with 8GB of RAM vs 4GB, I'll shoot for 8 since the RAM is so cheap nowadays thumb.gif

I ended up getting a brand new 680 and paid $70 for a 2 year replacement plan that, The say it covers overclock kills, the plan is more price based then actual item based, it means I can replace the card and it does not lose value, even a year and a half from now when maybe the 700s are out And I overclock and kill my card I still get original purchase value! The cashier said she used it recently on an old dead video card and she got what she paid 2 years ago, so she got the newest video card with the purchase value!
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