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Which 2gb EVGA GTX 680 is best for Oveclocking?

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My friend posed the question to me and since I don't have an answer I figured you guys would. He wants to spend no more than $500 a card wants EVGA and wants to use the Precision X or some other software. I have read reviews from unreliable newegg reviews saying an EVGA card is not a good OCing card. He is so going to put it under water...
post #2 of 11
There is no "Good" ocing card its all based on lottery. Your best bet is to prob get a lightning.
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post #3 of 11
The luck of the draw has more to do with it than anything, but typically the Classified cards can avg a higher OC because they are binned more aggressively.
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Guy on ebay selling a MSI Lightning and accepting offers of $400 which is a good deal and its voltage unlocked. I almost bought it.

Most evga cards dont OC so well because they have so many lines of each model specifying pretty much the max of what that card will do.
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post #5 of 11
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Okay cool thanks.
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Well now he wants to know if any of the EVGA 670s are good for 3 way SLI I still can't get a reason why he wants so many cards. He is only doing 2560x1440p
post #7 of 11
670 FTW is a good choice.
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post #8 of 11
MSI Lightning 680 for sure.
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post #9 of 11
I 2nd the 670 FTW, they are phenomenal oberclockers and take very well to water cooling. I recommend the Heatkiller or Aquacomputer blocks, they are the best of the best in my experience. I have had multiple bad experiences with EK, enough that I recommend that you stay away. Most recently, it was an FC-7970Ltg block that was improperly machined and killed two cards. EK didn't even respond to emails.
Also, the modded 1.21v BIOS for the card should get you above 1300Mhz.
   
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post #10 of 11
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What about Koolance GPU blocks?
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