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my 580 has just given up,which 680?

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2 yr old zotac gtx580 just stopped working so Im looking for a new card and would like a titan but cant warrent the money so think itll be a 680.
Thing is which one?
Ive about 400GBP and just spent a hour looking at which one to get and still cant decide.
I liked the Zotac but 2 yrs unclocked isnt a long life(voltage was upped with MSI a bit to play a game or 2).
Ive a OK set up gigabyte z77 MB and 16GB ram a 2700i with a corsair water cooler and a corsair 850PSU so I think I can get another yr or 2 out of it,just need a card.
I know many have company loyalty but is there a 680 out there that stands out?
post #2 of 6
EVGA are really nice looking and perform well from what I've seen. MSI is reliable and perform extremely well. Gigabyte has nice coolers.

If it was me, I'd personally go with the EVGA 02G-P4-2683-KR http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007XJBMCG/?tag=pcp0f-21
post #3 of 6
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just been looking at it,its a contender,had decided on a gigabyte super overclock but reviews say its fans have a high pitched whine,thatd bug the hell out of me.
post #4 of 6
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went for a palit jetstream GTX 680 in the end ,its in and Im happy with it,plays crisis3 perfect.
As a note it wasnt the card,I had a BSD when surfing the net after a IE lockup. I had to remove the card to get anything on the screen so assumed the card was fried.
It still didnt work with the new card so I checked BIOS and the card setting had moved from PEG to onboard automatic,put it back to PEG and alls well so didnt need a card really but did need a excuse to upgrade so not bothered.
In hindsight I think I was happy I had a excuse to upgrade so didnt check too well but would like to know how the setting moved
post #5 of 6
Have you contacted Zotac to see if your card is still in Warranty? As long as you registered it, I think Zotac should be good with it
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Intel i5 2500k Stock Asrock Z77 Extreme3 Motherboard XFX AMD Radeon HD 6850 16GB (4x4gb) G. Skill Sniper 1333mhz 
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Crucial M4  Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Elements Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s 
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LG Lightscribe 22x DVD RW R+ R- Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Logitech G11 
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Theres nothing wrong with it,Ill pop it on ebay.
It was my board that somehow moved from PEG to onboard graphics after a BSD.
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