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post #1 of 13
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Hi, i have a gtx 660 and im thinking about upgrading my system. i was looking at the gtx 680 lightning and classified, which one should i get and why? im kinda leaning towards the lightning because its $100 cheaper, it is fully unlocked, and its waterblock option is cheaper.

what do you think? I am open to suggestions, not price of 690 or upcoming 680 titan, its going to be too much
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post #2 of 13
I think you shuold just wait for the next generation of gtx's to come out cause it'll bee cheaper then and i like the lightining more its cheaper and you can still overclock it
post #3 of 13
If you can wait a few months wait for the next generation for price drops or new hardware. If not just go for it.
     
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post #4 of 13
I personally would wait. I am in the same boat and am waiting on the 700 series to emerge and drop prices on the current gen.
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post #5 of 13
I would wait for either the newer Nvidia cards or AMD ones to come out,then for sure there will be a price drop.I'm waiting also that way i can go sli on my GTX 670..
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
hmmm, after thinking about it, what do you think of the 680 titan, going to be a while for 700 series
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post #7 of 13
Whats the resolution you game at? That might be a deciding factor.
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
for now 1080p, may go to triple screens maybe, that will be the deciding factor
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post #9 of 13
the GTX 680 lightning is the best gtx 680 card. the Geforce Titan is expected to launch late Feb and be priced at USD 900. if you want a USD 500 GTX 700 card it would be sometime in Q2.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

the GTX 680 lightning is the best gtx 680 card. the Geforce Titan is expected to launch late Feb and be priced at USD 900. if you want a USD 500 GTX 700 card it would be sometime in Q2.

As far as im concerned, There has been no confirming reports the the Geforce Titan GPU releasing in February, let alone at all in Q1.
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD  Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 6gb/s 64mb cache (2x... EK Supremacy  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool XT45 360 Radiator Alphacool UT60 240 Radiator MCP350 w/ EK reservior top 140 multi tube Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix QN2710LED 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz Corsair K70 w/ Red Backlit and Cherry MX Browns Corsair HX850 Gen1 Silver Corsair Obsidian 750D 
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