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2 or 4 GB?

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I've put together a new system using mostly new parts, 3770K CPU, Asus Maximus Formula V MOBO, 16GB Corsair Memory, & a Crucial 512GB SSD. I'm using an older power supply, Corsair HX1000W, and my old graphics card, MSI N580 Lightning Xtreme.

I want to upgrade the 580 to a 680. I mostly play BF3 on a 26" Samsung T260 monitor with a 24" that I use to monitor temps, teamspeak, and a few other things. Would a 2GB 680 be okay to handle that or would 4GB be the preferred amount of memory? Also do you think the price of 680s will drop much with the release of the Titan?
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not sure why you would need 4gb but, it if it' only 10-20 bucks more why not?
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2gb would be fine, but of course if you can afford the 4gb then get it.
    
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I would go 4GB for SLI reasons. Crysis 3 uses more then 2GB according to reviews i have seen and fellow OCN members.
 
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Thanks for the quick response. I think I'll go wth a Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 GC 4GB. It seems to have the most bang for the buck, $489 after rebate at Tigr Dir. Thanks again.
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