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Guys help me out. I'm not sure which 780 to get. What do u recommend. My 680 will be up for sale sometime this week. I'm planning to SLI the 780 in the future. I might consider watercooling them too. I'm thinking of getting EVGA cards. Thanks!
   
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EVGA seems to be the good choice. You should also wait for the FTW or Classifieds if you are into non-reference too.

The only other alternative non-reference 780 I would consider is the MSI Lightning edition.
    
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I'd get the EVGA Superclocked "ACX" version, as its cooler is quite effective.
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I'd get the EVGA Superclocked "ACX" version, as its cooler is quite effective.

I'm looking into getting this one. Unfortunately, most of the stores are OOS on this. I also need to wait til TigerDirect get the cards in stock as I always order on them for the reason that I don't get tax. I think this is also a wise choice as I am not putting it under water right away. Still selling some old parts to fund my new project.
   
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I'm looking into getting this one. Unfortunately, most of the stores are OOS on this. I also need to wait til TigerDirect get the cards in stock as I always order on them for the reason that I don't get tax. I think this is also a wise choice as I am not putting it under water right away. Still selling some old parts to fund my new project.

EVGA Superclocked GTX780 ACX is definitely a solid choice. Couple of thoughts: (1) My impression was that it was better for SLI to use cards with "blower" single fan cooling rather than multiple fan cooling like the ACX since the latter type of cooling dumps almost all of the hot air back into the case. (2) If you do plan to WC later, it might be best to go with a reference design (or at least one that uses a reference PCB) so that aftermarket 3rd party WC blocks are more likely to fit properly. ACX or similar still may be the way to go - it just depends upon how soon you expect to go SLI and/or WC.
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EVGA Superclocked GTX780 ACX is definitely a solid choice. Couple of thoughts: (1) My impression was that it was better for SLI to use cards with "blower" single fan cooling rather than multiple fan cooling like the ACX since the latter type of cooling dumps almost all of the hot air back into the case. (2) If you do plan to WC later, it might be best to go with a reference design (or at least one that uses a reference PCB) so that aftermarket 3rd party WC blocks are more likely to fit properly. ACX or similar still may be the way to go - it just depends upon how soon you expect to go SLI and/or WC.

I'm sorry I forgot to update this thread. Yes, I went with ACX cards and it's been running for 2 days now.

Here are few shots of it.







   
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I'm sorry I forgot to update this thread. Yes, I went with ACX cards and it's been running for 2 days now.

Here are few shots of it.








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Very good choice. I was going to wait for the Classified or FTW version but I spoke to EVGA about them and I was told they do not expect them to come out before the end of the summer. I wish the step-up program worked for them though. I guess it is not valid for non-reference cards.frown.gif
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Very good choice. I was going to wait for the Classified or FTW version but I spoke to EVGA about them and I was told they do not expect them to come out before the end of the summer. I wish the step-up program worked for them though. I guess it is not valid for non-reference cards.frown.gif

However did JacobF said in 2 weeks the Classified was ready?
    
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However did JacobF said in 2 weeks the Classified was ready?

I have no idea what he said, I am just saying what I was told on the phone yesterday. It would be nice if they were out in 2 weeks though.
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