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Post Date: 2011-12-15

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    Posted: 15 Dec 2011 at 2:30pm
Purchased the ODE Level 1 back when DS first made them available. I'm thinking about adding another 560 or upgrading to a new GPU. I'm looking to get advice.

I play games at 1920x1080.

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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Pre-built Digital Storm ODE Level 1
Exterior Finish: White Exterior Paint Finish
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Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro (Intel P67 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair XMS3 Series (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Dec 2011 at 2:37pm
We have to see the new gpus and their power to see the cost vs performance difference.

I would not feel 100% comfortable doing sli 560 with that 750 tx.
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  Quote Joe S Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 10:01am
What do people think about the 680? Or is it still too soon to tell?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 10:02am
It's an awesome card all around, speed, thermals, and power consumption.
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  Quote criTalon Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 11:18am
I have it overclocked on the ode 1's hx600. I have another friend with it on a PSU of 650w. Like Alex mentioned above, the power consumption super low and comparable to even the 560ti.

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 9:23am
Hi Joe,

If that was my system I would remove the 560 and add one 680. You will see a big improvement over your 560. You have plenty of power for that. In fact I will be replacing my 5870 with a 680 one of these days.

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  Quote Joe S Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 12:16pm
That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks everyone.
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