Originally Posted by Juub
You better just wait until AMD announces its new line up in that case. The GTX 780 definitely isn't a card I'd say is good for the amount you spend. It's right below the Titan on the worst bang-for-your-buck cards ladder. If AMD manages to release a card that competes with the GTX 780 at a reasonable price, you might see it and the Titan drop by a notch, at which point you'll get the best bang-for-your-buck deal out there. The 780 and Titan are the only ones at their price brackets, having no competition, they can be priced at whatever Nvidia sees fit.
If you don't feel like waiting, then yeah, go with the 780 as I think the Titan is a terrible investment unless you're sticking rich and don't care about throwing money away. There is also the 7990 but that's a dual GPU, you probably don't wanna touch that.
I really am not in a rush so I was considering this. and I am by no means a rich man I just have set aside a particular amount for the next few months for this specifically and have the 800 right now.. I've always been told the best time to buy a video card is right now. but I know of the video card wars about to ensue are going to be good for the consumer so it probably is best to wait
Originally Posted by Ribozyme
As adviced wait it out till october for AMD offerings that probably are going to beat the 780. Can you give some more info on your setup, resolution and current videcard? If you really want a new one now I advice to buy 1 780 cheapest you can find. Use it till 800 series with 20nm are coming, and sell it right before they drop. Then buy an 880. Will probably blow a 780 out of the water. So then you might have only spent 700 dollars total and 2 x 780 like performance. Just my 2 cents. Unless you are rich and don't care go for 2x780 right away. Brand doesn't matter that much. Reference coolers are good but if you want more quiet then pick an asus/windforce or the lightning.
I'm running a 2 monitor settup both running at 1920 x 1080. and my current card is listed in the original post ( msi lightning gtx 480 ) and yes yes I know my monitor settup will not benefit greatly from sli / xfire but I really don't care
. and I am not waiting until june 2014 for the 20 nm cards to come out (which is the earliest time possible for them to be released due to manufacturing restrictions). which will most likly be the 900 series btw as I think the new cards from amd are pushing nvidia to fasttrack the 800 series in early 2014
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
I'd drop the 1000watt PSU for something more practical so you can free up some more funds for other upgrades. Unless you plan on going 3-way 780's all heavily OC'd, you won't need 1000 watts.
Its been in my system for 6 years I was a fool for buying that much power back in the day but whatever its here now and it has held up to time.