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A fellow BF3 clan member is selling me his unopened EVGA GTX 680 card for $350.. Seeing that its reference, It should be effective for me for my BF3 Shenanigans..

But I wanted to know if the EVGA Reference card for the 680 has enough headroom for OCing without having to put either a much better fan system or a Waterblock for Watercooling on it to do so.. Is there any headroom?

Either way I can help but jump at the deal.

After I get my concerns answered I will search the forums on what to do when OCing.
 

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If your case has good airflow. I ran both of mine in SLI oc'd to 1240 on air, fans at 100% and ran 80 C for BM'ing. You should do well backing it off a bit.
 

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If its any aid, my case is a InWin Dragon Rider. THe stock fans run surprisingly quiet for me..But I have a headset on so I wont hear it. The fans are in a Push Pull type of configuration.
 

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$350 wow thats a good price for a brand new card.
 

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Can anyone confirm the Overclockability of the EVGA GTX 680 Reference card? >.> If not Im going to avoid the deal and go for the MSI one x.x
 

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There's really no way to know - it depends on the chip/card. I got mine to 1280, but a lot of other people top out around 1200. Really just luck of the draw.
 

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Ah, I see... Hmm.. Maybe,, Ill mull on it. I guess thats a dice roll...Ill think on it.
 

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Some of the MSI cards have voltage control through software, wereas the EVGA's did not. Nvidia put a stop to it after a bit for some reason. If the MSI has an earlier date of manufacture, go for it, you'll be able to overclock more.
 
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