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Assistance Choosing GTX680 Classified / FTW+ / FTW+ LE

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I've decided to go for a GTX 680 after being disappointed by the TITAN release and the fact that it is outside of my price range. At this time i am going to buy my first EVGA card and don't have any experience with them. Can anyone assist me with determining which of the above three is currently the best value?

I plan to play Skyrim, Mechwarrior Online and Borderlands 2. My current build is below (Minus the GTX 670, which I sold to a friend cause his graphics card died. I'm currently on a GTX 460 that I still had. axesmiley.png

Also will my PSU be strong enough to support the 680, or will I need to upgrade it?

Thank you in advance.
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Your PSU is, in my opinion, on the ragged edge of not supporting your system. A max OCed 680 can easily draw near 250W. Anyway, based on the games you listed, the following should easily handle them. I've a pair of them and they are outstanding cards. EVGA has the best customer service in the business.
EVGA 02G-P4-2685-KR GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+ w/Backplate 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130780

I'd recommend a new PSU: CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
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Thanks I appreciate the help, I was wondering about the PSU.
I'll go ahead and upgrade IT as well, since its needed.
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i believe your PSU is more than sufficient for your system and even a absolute max OC 680. I don't want to argue with OS-Wiz about who is right or who is wrong etc so if you'd like I'd wait for more opinions or even ask in the PSU section if you'd like, but please don't spend money on a new PSU that you might not need on one person's opinion.

This is the 680 I would recommend to you, it's faster, cooler, quieter, and cheaper than all of the options you listed. Well technically 1% slower on the core than the classy but 3% faster on the memory so...
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Well, i'll give it a go. If it doesn't work, i can always get a PSU
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