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So I'm currently without a GPU after getting an offer for my titan I couldn't refuse.

Since I game on a single 1920x1080 Monitor now, I was thinking of grabbing a single 680 from the local used market here in Australia for around $350 - $400 AUD. I would how ever have to also buy a GPU block which would add another $100 to the cost of things Making it around the $450 - $500 mark.

I can currently pick up 2 x GTX 580's with waterblocks for $200 a piece ($400 total)

I'm not really sure If I should jump on the 580's with blocks already or spend a little extra and get the Single 680.

770's/780's etc are out of the picture.

I don't game as often as I used to so I'm thinking the 2 x 580's wont be a bad choice.

Your thoughts sadsmiley.gif?

EDIT: I forgot to add they're both 3GB GTX 580's
Edited by gumbie - 6/9/13 at 7:49pm
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From the look of your sig rig you don't have a watercooling setup, so the blocks aren't of huge value. The 580's will offer better performance but a big part of their value is in them having blocks installed. Your case wouldn't have enough radiator room for a 3770K and SLI 580's either :/

If you had watercooling preinstalled, and a larger case, I would vote for the 580's, but seeing as that is not the case, get the 680. I got a 680 and it's fantastic.
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From the look of your sig rig you don't have a watercooling setup, so the blocks aren't of huge value. The 580's will offer better performance but a big part of their value is in them having blocks installed. Your case wouldn't have enough radiator room for a 3770K and SLI 580's either :/

If you had watercooling preinstalled, and a larger case, I would vote for the 580's, but seeing as that is not the case, get the 680. I got a 680 and it's fantastic.

Well actually I do have a loop installed in my PC, just not updated in my sig tongue.gif

I have 480mm of Rad in my case aswell, Surely thats enough for cpu + 2 gpus?
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You can get 2x240's in a 350D? o.O

Yeah 480 will be enough, grab the 580's!
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You can get 2x240's in a 350D? o.O

Yeah 480 will be enough, grab the 580's!

Sure can, 1 up top and 1 in the front smile.gif

It's an awesome watercooling mATX case.

I think grabbing the 580's would probably be my best bet..
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Anyone else want to voice there opinion before I jump on these 580's?
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Originally Posted by JoshHunter View Post

From the look of your sig rig you don't have a watercooling setup, so the blocks aren't of huge value. The 580's will offer better performance but a big part of their value is in them having blocks installed. Your case wouldn't have enough radiator room for a 3770K and SLI 580's either :/

If you had watercooling preinstalled, and a larger case, I would vote for the 580's, but seeing as that is not the case, get the 680. I got a 680 and it's fantastic.


THIS^.^


i have a single 670 and have 2 24"monitors and game at 1920 x 1080. it is alright.. not the best but alright.... as you do tno have a water cooling kit in your rig i would go for the 680 and later down the line get another 680 if need be
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Going to have to say going for the 680 would be a better option as previously said you don't really have the room to go wc'ing.
Another option would be to get a 670 instead, they're 95-97% of a 680 and are $100 USD less (I'm assumimng the pricing difference is about the same in Australia) smile.gif
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how about 780?
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Going to have to say going for the 680 would be a better option as previously said you don't really have the room to go wc'ing.
Another option would be to get a 670 instead, they're 95-97% of a 680 and are $100 USD less (I'm assumimng the pricing difference is about the same in Australia) smile.gif

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THIS^.^


i have a single 670 and have 2 24"monitors and game at 1920 x 1080. it is alright.. not the best but alright.... as you do tno have a water cooling kit in your rig i would go for the 680 and later down the line get another 680 if need be

I don't see why you guys are telling me I don't have room for watercooling >_>

My setup is already water cooled with 480mm worth of rad in my case.

It's either a single 680 + water block for $500 or sli 580's with water blocks for $400
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