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    Quote Originally Posted by Yassy View Post
    Tsk tsk.. I do not use a 'lowly' GTX250, mind you!
    I was thinking of GTX285 and wrote GTX250 which actually does not exist. I have/had both .. the GTX285 and I still have GTS250 as a second adapter.
    By the way... I upgraded from GTX285 to GTX580 ..... HUGE improvement

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    Oh but the 580 is out of the question. It doesn't fit and it is power hungry in relation to the 680. So it'll be the latter if I get a different vidcard.

    Now I have to find a way to convince my wife that shelling out almost 500 for a vidcard is really neccessary! :P
    Any tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yassy View Post

    Oh but the 580 is out of the question. It doesn't fit and it is power hungry in relation to the 680. So it'll be the latter if I get a different vidcard.

    Now I have to find a way to convince my wife that shelling out almost 500 for a vidcard is really neccessary! :P
    Any tips?
    Just tell her that it is for your good mental condition and it increases the chance that you will become the captain of the first Transavia 777

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    Hehe, I am afraid she is much smarter than that!

    BTW: I have a socket 775 Asus Maximus 2 Gene motherboard with a PCI-E 2.0 interface, whereas the 680 has PCI-E 3.0 in its specs. Is that backward compatible to lower interface versions or do you need to have a PCI-E v3.0 mobo as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yassy View Post
    Hehe, I am afraid she is much smarter than that!

    BTW: I have a socket 775 Asus Maximus 2 Gene motherboard with a PCI-E 2.0 interface, whereas the 680 has PCI-E 3.0 in its specs. Is that backward compatible to lower interface versions or do you need to have a PCI-E v3.0 mobo as well?
    Yes it can be in a 2.0 interface. But your bottleneck is the max data speed trough 2.0. But it is not a big deal with the games of this moment. And what i mean with a mid range card: Nvidia has made this card for the mid range:P and still its better than the high end cards now a days.

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    Thanks! Well it certainly isnt priced as a midrange card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yassy View Post
    Thanks! Well it certainly isnt priced as a midrange card!
    If i was you, i waited untill MSI comes with a custom cooler. As well as a little overclock. Check out the Gtx580 twin frozr OC III. Thats card is 20% quiter than a 580 stock

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    And I see its a 2 slot rather than a three slot card. So the 580 is available in a 2-slot version as well. I didn't know that.
    Perhaps it would be wiser to look for a cheaper 580 then instead of shelling out the dough for a 680 which cant run at full speeds anyway because of my system... Choices.. choices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yassy View Post
    And I see its a 2 slot rather than a three slot card. So the 580 is available in a 2-slot version as well. I didn't know that.
    Perhaps it would be wiser to look for a cheaper 580 then instead of shelling out the dough for a 680 which cant run at full speeds anyway because of my system... Choices.. choices...
    Or buy a 680 and you're save in the future on that part! And upgrade later to a new socket etc.


    Check this out!!!!!!!

    http://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/27161...n-frozr-iii-oc
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    Yeah but you see there lies the problem; if you buy a computer today it is outdated tomorrow.
    Lets say I want to upgrade my pc next year, who's to say the 680 won't be mid range by then and I would buy a current gen card in the new setup anyway? Dilemma!

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