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I'm getting a GTX 680 Classified back as a RMA for one of the GTX 680 Superclocked Signature 2 cards in my sig rig.

Pairing them isn't a problem. I'll run the Classified as primary.

My remaining SC2 clocks at 1200 without any offset and 1250 with an offset and no voltage so I'm not worried about matching GPU speed.

If I have to downclock my VRAM on the SC2 to match I can live with that. (SC2 is 6208 stock vs. the 6008 on the Classified.) My SC2 clocks +200 on memory without any issues, so maybe I can get the same from the Classified and not need to and just run them both at 6208.

I need some advice on is which card to put on top and which card to put on bottom in my HAF 932.

If I understand the cooling correctly, the Classified pulls air in and exhausts it out the back, and the Signature 2 draws air in and exhausts it (mostly) out the sides.

I'm thinking the Classified should go on the bottom, since that heat will dump out the back, keeping it from being drawn into the Superclocked 2 on top. Does that sound right?
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The problem you are going to have is that your 4 GB Classified will run as a 2 GB card if you run it with a GTX 680 Superclocked Signature 2

It will also run at the same speed as GTX 680 Superclocked Signature 2 unless you overclock that card
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I don't care about the amount of VRAM. The 1200 my SC2 hits without any offset is higher than the stock boost of the Classified.
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I don't care about the amount of VRAM. The 1200 my SC2 hits without any offset is higher than the stock boost of the Classified.

Well just as long as you are aware ot it

If you go 2560x1440 you will need 4 GB Vs 2 GB is some games
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Thanks, but that would be a long ways off with grad school tuition and all. My ProArt is under warranty for 3 years or something, so I won't be swapping it for a while.

I bought the first SC2 which was at the top end of my budget, then got a small, surprise bonus at Christmas that paid for the other. The Classified is a nice bonus for the hassle of a couple RMAs. And it might be good for a couple things I guess - mad texture modding in GTA4 or Skyrim maybe, but I'm just looking to keep my SLI SC2 performance and come up with the best config to keep the temps down.
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