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GTX 680 FTW question, which one?

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Hi, the title says it all. i currently have an EVGA GTX 680 FTW LE 2GB GPU and was wondering if i should return it and get a different FTW version. im having lots of doubts about this card. gaming + afterburner takes it up to 75 degrees Celsius at loads above 55%.(Is this normal?) ive been looking for stuff to read about this card, sadly it only has 1 rating at newegg it felt like im the only one who bought the card. i bought it at microcenter so i can still get a full refund before 30 days. i just wanna get this right, almost all the FTW's / SC / Regular etc. versions has the same price,

my current gpu:
02G-P4-3684-KR


comparison at evga.com


Comparison Screenie from evga.com


Helpp meee!!! thank you for reading!
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The default fan profile is tuned for quiet over temps, have you tried just setting up a custom fan profile in Afterburner? How's your case airflow?
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I have the 670 FTW+ 4GB and stock without the precisionX software the fan does not cool it enough to my liking. At 99% GPU load using 2900MB vram my temps hit 79 C and fans only spun at 55%. Installed the PrecisionX software and it solved cooling issues with a custom fan curve.

The only difference between the the two FTW's is the LE is not overclocked at all, at least AFAIK. My suggestion is the 4GB model simply because the 2GB is not enough with my gaming settings and I had to go through selling my 2GB model to switch it out for a 4GB model.
Edited by benben84 - 12/10/12 at 4:03pm
 
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

The default fan profile is tuned for quiet over temps, have you tried just setting up a custom fan profile in Afterburner? How's your case airflow?
]Heres my C70 Airflow setting.. regardless still the same crap, my gpu's the only warm/hot part of my rig /sad even with different airflow setting.


Fan Setting 1 when i just finished my rihg and added 680


After buying new fans


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Originally Posted by benben84 View Post

I have the 670 FTW+ 4GB and stock without the precisionX software the fan does not cool it enough to my liking. At 99% GPU load using 2900MB vram my temps hit 79 C and fans only spun at 55%. Installed the PrecisionX software and it solved cooling issues with a custom fan curve.
The only difference between the the two FTW's is the LE is not overclocked at all, at least AFAIK. My suggestion is the 4GB model simply because the 2GB is not enough with my gaming settings and I had to go through selling my 2GB model to switch it out for a 4GB model.

]planning to do the same thing, i originally had 670 FTW 2GB. yes 2gb wasnt enough might actually consider getting the 4gb 680 with the slight price difference.


i might just return the fans i just bought ($40) return 212+ since i got a good deal with h60 at newegg and use the stock fans ($29)

$549 (680 4GB) - 479 (680 that im returning) = 70

items im planning to return = $69

im only adding $1 + some additional taxes

PS everything's the same when using 4 fans or 7 fans.
Edited by SnipeMeNot - 12/10/12 at 4:45pm
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I'd try changing the fan profile. No point in returning a reference cooled card just to get another one. Either switch to a non-reference cooler, or keep what you have.
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