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No more MSI GTX 680 Lightnings???!!!!!

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Sux. Bought a 680 Lightning and an SLI mobo. Planned on getting another Lightning around 6 mo to a year from then to SLI them. Now it seems the Lightning has been discontinued. What are my chances of finding a new MSI Lightning a year from now!!?? Should I sell while they're hot and go for another SLI set up? (Two 4GB cards sounds neat!!)
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Hold on to it, eventually people will upgrade and flood the market with non-vanilla variants. Expect to pay more than a standard 680, regardless.
 
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Aww man. I was hoping to NOT spend another 500 bux on a GPU....I KNEW I shoulda bought a 690. mad.gif
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Aww man. I was hoping to NOT spend another 500 bux on a GPU....I KNEW I shoulda bought a 690. mad.gif

Just wait till the 7xx series drop and grab a good used 690 for under $800 thumb.gif
 
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6 months from now, used lightnings will be available do to 7 series upgrades, you'll be available to get them for $350-$400. If you're only playing @1080P, you're good for now with most titles....

I would hang on to it, you get ting rid of now doesn't do any good noways as you don't plan to upgrade for @least 6 months.
 
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Not so sure about buying used video cards. You never know how hard folks have pushed them or whats left in them. And you say I'm good for now...I'm already seeing games that are stressing my card. Far Cry 3 for one.....even at 1080. biggrin.gif
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Not so sure about buying used video cards. You never know how hard folks have pushed them or whats left in them. And you say I'm good for now...I'm already seeing games that are stressing my card. Far Cry 3 for one.....even at 1080. biggrin.gif

Well then the upgrade 6 months down the road is out then. If cards won't be sold in 6 months, the answer is clear.

I would go for SLI before a GTX 690 personally. I used to have two 670's running far cry @1080P with no problems. Everything turned up too. Only thing I would worry about is the 2GB of Ram. Me personally I have gotten tired of upgrading my gaming rig.

I suggest waiting to see what the 7 series will offer around the end of the month far as Vram that is. Two of those Lightnings are sonic.gif, I would just be afraid of the 2GB
 
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I was bidding on this Lightning yesterday on Ebay. It was only up to $475 last time I checked. It's worth a try...

Edit: It's a Refurbished one from MSI (at least that's what it's labeled as)
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