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Small problem is 1080p with you CPU it not going to give you 120 fps. Almost in every game the CPU will hold you back.

I will just have to oc a lili more, thia X58 board/cpu days are numbered.
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5. Sexy as hell shroud wink.gif (smallest amount of fanboyism)

Dude, I was a bit heartbroken when I had to remove it for the water block, frown.gif
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Dude, I was a bit heartbroken when I had to remove it for the water block, frown.gif

Atleast waterblocks are sexy too!thumb.gif
    
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Nothing will match the sexiness of that shroud though... I love WC, but I couldn't put her under water if I had one.
     
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Atleast waterblocks are sexy too!thumb.gif

PCModderMike block drool.gif

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Must admit that is one sxc block
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All this VRAM hype... It usually comes from people monitoring their memory usage with Afterburner and the likes. That does not tell you how much VRAM you need, only how much the game uses when available. There is a big difference.

People also seem to think that VRAM usage is the only thing where future games will be getting more demanding. I got news for you: the games will get more intensive all around. That means that more VRAM on today's graphics cards will amount next to nothing, since they will run out of power before the added VRAM would make a difference. Here's an entire article studying just that - how a 4GB frame buffer is useless with GTX 670 SLI (which is very much equal to GTX 690):

http://hardocp.com/article/2013/01/14/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_sli_review/#.UU1c9hwvBzA

There are very few exceptions to this, the main one being Skyrim with tons of mods. That is a result of a graphically less demanding game engine combined with way overblown textures. So you can run out of 2GB VRAM even on 1080p, but not without making it happen yourself.
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Ah, I guess i'm fortunate not to have experienced that but some people have reported issues like that. Good to see you found something that works for you though.

To be 100% honest I haven't been entirely thrilled with either offering this gen.

AMD offers best raw performance and price per $, but needs polish w/ unified drivers, Nvidia can handle drivers but offers (frankly) pretty weak performance for the price.
In addition to that I'm not too thrilled with how Kepler manages clocks / temps (thottling and whatnot). Granted I'm a long time-time AMD user so to a certain extent I'ts prob me being averse to change.
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All this VRAM hype... It usually comes from people monitoring their memory usage with Afterburner and the likes. That does not tell you how much VRAM you need, only how much the game uses when available. There is a big difference.

People also seem to think that VRAM usage is the only thing where future games will be getting more demanding. I got news for you: the games will get more intensive all around. That means that more VRAM on today's graphics cards will amount next to nothing, since they will run out of power before the added VRAM would make a difference. Here's an entire article studying just that - how a 4GB frame buffer is useless with GTX 670 SLI (which is very much equal to GTX 690):

http://hardocp.com/article/2013/01/14/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_sli_review/#.UU1c9hwvBzA

There are very few exceptions to this, the main one being Skyrim with tons of mods. That is a result of a graphically less demanding game engine combined with way overblown textures. So you can run out of 2GB VRAM even on 1080p, but not without making it happen yourself.

^this. +rep. plus there are alternative settings such as fxaa to accomodate 2GB ram and lower.
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