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Poll Results: Which Gtx 770 ?

 
  • 52% (10)
    Msi Lightning
  • 15% (3)
    ASUS
  • 31% (6)
    Other
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
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Hi, Will be upgrading my EVGA gtx 560 1GB

Either

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-DL-DVI-I-N770-Lightning/dp/B00CZ58WQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370639289&sr=8-1&keywords=msi+770+lightning

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770

What do you guys think ?
post #2 of 16
if its either the MSI lighting or the ASUS, i will personally go for the ASUS just because it looks better IMO. however both cards probably only have physical appearance that is different. I am not sure how rig looks like, you might wanna choose something that would match your rig smile.gif

my brother went for the EVGA superclocked 770 and he is very happy with that.
post #3 of 16
I'd pick the EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked w/ ACX cooler over the ASUS DirectCU II model.

The ACX cooler is quite efficient, and EVGA is giving away free backplates when you register your purchase.

If you really want to pay the premium that the Lightning commands, that's a different story.
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MSI Lightning cooling/noise is from another world compared to rivals.
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Strolling by, just wanna drop a word that I keep hearing horrow stories about Asus RMA service, if that is one of your deciding factors...

I'm no fanboy as I don't own any of these high end stuff. Good luck. thumb.gif
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Strolling by, just wanna drop a word that I keep hearing horrow stories about Asus RMA service, if that is one of your deciding factors...

I'm no fanboy as I don't own any of these high end stuff. Good luck. thumb.gif

It is a hit or miss. If you badger them about getting done on time, then they can be almost painless. Honestly, I would just go with EVGA. better product support, free backplates, what else do ya need?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

It is a hit or miss. If you badger them about getting done on time, then they can be almost painless. Honestly, I would just go with EVGA. better product support, free backplates, what else do ya need?

Yep, this.

If I was going nVidia (one day), definitely EVGA. Can't beat blocky minimalistic looking cards... drool.gif (Personal preference of course.)
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post #8 of 16
I would choose the lightning because you can apparently fully unlock the voltage, therefor with the lightning you should be able to overclock the highest..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1398725/unlock-gtx-770-lightning-voltage-and-bypass-afterburner-limits-all-cards
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post #9 of 16
If you judge by their previous cards, the MSI will be the best overclocker, while the EVGA will be the worst.

P.S. Nothing wrong with EVGA, I have their 660 Ti SC, they're just not the best overclockers.
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