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 Post subject: Re: Convert ASUS DIRECTCU II to ASUS STRIX 0dB
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:11 pm 
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doyll wrote:
Kinda hi-jacking, but do you think the 680 is at a good used value point right now? Or is there something better in same price range? Here in UK asking price is £120 on 680.


For comparison, a new MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2GB is £160. I'm seeing used ones on eBay for $160 in US. Depending on your monitor resolution and games played, this might be the better alternative - way lower power use.

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 Post subject: Re: Convert ASUS DIRECTCU II to ASUS STRIX 0dB
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:09 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
doyll wrote:
Kinda hi-jacking, but do you think the 680 is at a good used value point right now? Or is there something better in same price range? Here in UK asking price is £120 on 680.


For comparison, a new MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2GB is £160. I'm seeing used ones on eBay for $160 in US. Depending on your monitor resolution and games played, this might be the better alternative - way lower power use.

GTX 960 looks like it might be a good option. They are £110-140.00. eBay is usually about 20 above local forum prices.

It appears the 960 is a little better than 680 but much lower wattage. 120w versus 195w is a big difference

Thanks for the input!


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 Post subject: Re: Convert ASUS DIRECTCU II to ASUS STRIX 0dB
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Thank you for this (old) thread.

I still have my Asus GTX 690 which is a pair of 2 680's on one board. At idle the fans won't go below 30% so I am looking to do the 0% mod. They run vapor chambers so it wouldn't be a problem.

The problem is it may not work.

At the moment I am using HD3000 graphics... not good at all but completely silent which is bliss!


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