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Beginning to finalize my build now, more questions.

#21darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 11:37:26 PM(edited)
From: MaKhaos | #019
Still unbalanced build if anything. I know you have a high budget but you're still overpaying for thing you don't even need. You can still cut down while maintaining the same performance unless you're building for aesthetic color coordination or something.


Might I get some suggestions from thee then?
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#22darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 7:02:47 AM
I am starting to think that I should forgo the SLI 670s and just get a single 680, then use the remaining budget for a monitor...

Other questions and concerns I have that have not yet been addressed still stand.
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#23MyDogSkipPosted 6/4/2012 7:44:12 AM
From: darth_star | #022
I am starting to think that I should forgo the SLI 670s and just get a single 680, then use the remaining budget for a monitor...

Other questions and concerns I have that have not yet been addressed still stand.


Bad idea. The single 680 is only very slightly better than a single 670. If you're not going to do SLI 670s, do one 670.
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#24darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 9:08:41 AM
Yes I know, did Nvidia screw up with the differences between them or something? I don't know because to me it almost seems like playing it safe if a driver update somehow makes the 680 better than the 670. I just do not know if I can be sure.
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#25darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 3:53:44 PM
Bump
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#26Snuckie7Posted 6/4/2012 3:56:57 PM
darth_star posted...
Yes I know, did Nvidia screw up with the differences between them or something? I don't know because to me it almost seems like playing it safe if a driver update somehow makes the 680 better than the 670. I just do not know if I can be sure.


The 680 is already better, but the 670 reaches higher boost clocks than the 680, so the gap between them will always be small.
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#27darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 4:43:55 PM
Okay then, so I may do SLI or I may not. I guess it depends on the price of the monitor assuming that there is nothing else for me to bother with. If there is anything else I am concerned about, its that damned ideal of "more expensive = better", so even now I'm still unsure on the quality of the cheaper replacements (though the reviews do them justice), but specifically I mean the motherboard (though the HDD is up there). I really should not be concerned about them being "cheap"? I'm just afraid that they might fail on me.

And on another note, is this thing of any value to me? Found it in that other $2000 budget topic.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
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#28darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 9:59:24 AM
Bump
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#29darth_star(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 1:46:19 PM
In addition to the questions I posed earlier, I still need to find a good monitor.
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#30AlleRacingPosted 6/5/2012 4:13:52 PM
Two things I would recommend:

1. That RAM is unnecessary. Save ~$20 and get a cheap set of DDR3-1600, there's tons of options at the $40-50 range.

2. Might I suggest the ASUS GTX 670 over the EVGA? The DCU2 has a nice cooler, and the top version has a higher stock overclock.
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