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Was wondering what people think of these cards, and whether they are worth it over the regular Vapor-X cards. I noticed they came down in price by $50 recently(now $550), probably in preparation to the GTX 780 soon being released. The 6GB of vram is probably overkill for me even though I do have a 1440p monitor, but the fact that they are guaranteed to OC to 1200MHz at minimum because of the lethal boost button is attractive. Most of the reviews all show their max OC's at around 1270MHz. Of course I will not make any decision on buying this card or not before the release of the 780, but just wondering what people thought about it. Also do you think 850 watt PSU would be enough to run 2 in Lethal Boost mode? I've ran 2 7970's on my 750w PSU just fine, so can't imagine why 850 wouldn't be enough even with the higher clocks.
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If time is no issue, then waiting for the most likely similarly priced GTX 780 will be worth it.
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I have the 6gb Vapor X versions and would say that they're probably not worth it. The cards are awesome, but they're a bit loud under load, you can't get waterblocks for them, and they're just so dang expensive for what amounts to a well clocking 7970.
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Is Toxic limited product like Asus Matrix?
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No, there are plenty in existence.I definitely won't buy them before hearing about the 780, just wondering what people thought of the cards.
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Originally Posted by TheBenson View Post

No, there are plenty in existence.I definitely won't buy them before hearing about the 780, just wondering what people thought of the cards.

I have no doubt the 780's will be the way to go in that price range. The only issue you may face is availability. You better polish your F5 key biggrin.gif
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