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SLI 780's - Worth waiting for non-reference PCBs?

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I'm looking to upgrade to 780s in SLI for BF4 but I'm wondering if it is worth it to wait for non-reference PCBs? Aren't they locked at the same voltage? I will be water cooling so the air coolers do not matter to me. I'm just not sure waiting and paying a premium for those types of cards is going to pay off.
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If you are water-cooling, go reference and don't look back. You'll need a reference PCB to be able to fit the full cover GTX 780/Titan waterblocks on.
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

If you are water-cooling, go reference and don't look back. You'll need a reference PCB to be able to fit the full cover GTX 780/Titan waterblocks on.
^^^^^ This,if you are going to go with water-cooling you might as well get the reference cards.save that extra cash you would have spent on the non-reference cards and invest in something else for your rig....
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Alright thanks guys
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