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Screwed up purchasing a 680 recently, what should I do?

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I bought a 680 about two months ago and the 780 launch really made me kick myself.

I was going to spend ~$400 to add two more monitors for nvidia surround, but I don't know if my card will be able to handle it.

Now I'm thinking, should I:

A) Get the monitors now and hold out until the 880 comes out

B) Sell the 680 and get a used 690

C) Sell the 680 and get a 780



SLI is not an option because I just realized that my mobo doesn't support SLI (Biostar TZ77B).

Doubly mad at myself for both buying a card at the end of its life and not getting a mobo with SLI support.
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well if you are selling sell right now while there is nothing near the performance of a gtx 680
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well if you are selling sell right now while there is nothing near the performance of a gtx 680

what do you mean? nothing is supposed to come out in the near future is it?
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It all depends on what you're doing with the multi monitor setup. You could potentially sell the 680 for nearly what you bought it for. Not everyone is as up to date on the news of new graphics cards.

I sold my 670 for $330, then bought a used 680 for $360. There's always a second hand market, just sell and buy as soon as you can to keep your cards value up.

If you don't want to spend any more money, sell or trade the 680 for an amd 7950 or 7970. You might even walk away with more cash in hand. Another plus is that 3gb amd cards might be better off for you considering you're going multi monitor. To get that 780, you're still going to spend at least another two or three hundred dollars.

In the future, keep an ear out for launch dates and deal accordingly. Good luck.

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It all depends on what you're doing with the multi monitor setup. You could potentially sell the 680 for nearly what you bought it for. Not everyone is as up to date on the news of new graphics cards.

I sold my 670 for $330, then bought a used 680 for $360. There's always a second hand market, just sell and buy as soon as you can to keep your cards value up.

If you don't want to spend any more money, sell or trade the 680 for an amd 7950 or 7970. You might even walk away with more cash in hand. Another plus is that 3gb amd cards might be better off for you considering you're going multi monitor. To get that 780, you're still going to spend at least another two or three hundred dollars.

In the future, keep an ear out for launch dates and deal accordingly. Good luck.

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thanks for the advice. what would be the best place to sell off the 680? I'd like to think some people won't be aware of the 780, but most who spend $500+ on graphics cards ought to know.
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well if you are selling sell right now while there is nothing near the performance of a gtx 680

what do you mean? nothing is supposed to come out in the near future is it?

the 770s and 760tis are right around the corner.
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the 770s and 760tis are right around the corner.

isn't 770 gonna be a flashed and rebranded 680?
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Honestly, craigslist. I don't like eBay nowadays because of the fees they charge. I still see 680's on eBay being bought for $400. You might find a few people still looking in that price range for 680's.



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isn't 770 gonna be a flashed and rebranded 680?
yes and no.
it is the same chip but with faster ram; which a 680 can do with some overclocking. but the interesting point is how much if at all nvidia allowed the voltage to increase to allow higher overclocks. won't know for certain until the first reviews hit . .and even then most reviews don't really go hardcore overclocking.

now its nothing for a 670/680 or 7950/7970 owner to get excited about. but for those of us thats been sitting on a 480/570, its rather hopeful; depends on the price.
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Honestly, craigslist. I don't like eBay nowadays because of the fees they charge. I still see 680's on eBay being bought for $400. You might find a few people still looking in that price range for 680's.



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Does having overclocked reduce the value of a card? Even if it's a good OCer? How is the marketplace on OCN?
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