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Yeah, I just checked Amazon. The card is the same price, the shipping is free, and no sales tax either. The only difference is that you don't get a free copy of Batman Origins through Amazon which isn't a deal breaker but it would be nice to have a free game which I was intending on buying anyways smile.gif I just requested the RMA from Newegg and saw that the restocking fee is $69 and the return shipping is around $14 if I use the label from Newegg. That blows. That's about $83 wasted but I think it would be worth it, what do you think?

All I know is that whether I get it from Newegg or Amazon, I will not be returning the card unless there is something wrong with it so the restocking fee wouldn't matter (Newegg won't even let you return the 780 for a refund, replacement only)

Yes you do get a copy of Batman Arkham Origins through Amazon. At least I did when I ordered my EVGA 780 Classy.

EDIT: I love my 780. If you are wanting to "future proof" as much as possible. Which, by the way, you can never really do, but I get what you're saying. Then yes, I'd go ahead and upgrade to a 780. I returned a motherboard and two 770s to amazon free shipping to them and they even refunded my one day shipping on one of the cards. That's why I love amazon. Their QC isn't always the best, but the returns service is bar freaking none. I'd suggest getting the EVGA Superclocked 780. Or, if you want to dabble in the dark arts of GFX OCing, the 780 Classy is the best on the market. It's even beat OC'd titans. You're still subject to the silicon lottery, though. YMMV

http://www.3dmark.com/hall-of-fame-2/fire+strike+3dmark+score+extreme+preset/version+1.1/1+gpu
Edited by jameyscott - 9/28/13 at 10:10pm
post #12 of 18
Your wrong about the game bro. My first 780 I brought I got a free game which I dont remember since I dont even played it x.x and this one I am getting the Batman Arkham Origins. But it just take a few days for them to send it to you. Also I brought the hydro copper which has $30 MIR and their sold out since I brought their last 2..... If you do return the card and get the 780 click on the link below to buy the 780. Remember if you want the game you have to buy the card that is sold BY amazon. Or if your like me. Buy whatever you like and buy the game separately if needed.


http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=br_lf_m_7139872011_grlink_1?ie=UTF8&node=7139872011&plgroup=1
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post #13 of 18
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Oh now I see it, on the last page before I place the order it says that I get the code. I didn't see it anywhere else in the listing, thank you! I guess that seals the deal then.

I guess I just don't know how to search the website properly then, I didn't even see the page that you pointed out, Tacoma.

Thank you both for the help. I have the item in the cart, I'm just a little hesitant to pull the trigger right this second without sending the 770 back and receiving the credit from Newegg because I always think something bad is going to happen but.........I'll probably just sleep on it and place the order tomorrow
Edited by chad125 - 9/28/13 at 10:20pm
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Good luck with your refund bro hope no bs in the line. Have fun with the new 780 and no 285 as an physx card biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 18
For reference at 1.23125 volts I can get 1254 with 300 on the memory. It'll be a lot higher when they are under water (hurry up ek.....) and I have ty evbot. I'm probably going to run 1.3 volts daily. wink.gif
post #16 of 18
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Ordered smile.gif

I got the EVGA SC as you suggested; it's OC'd enough and I just don't see myself dabbling in OC'ing that much to where I'd get the Classified. I know "future proofing" isn't something you can necessarily do but I would rather get the best upgrade that I could possibly get right now within my budget instead of regretting it later. I was planning on getting a second 770 soon which would have cost way more than the extra amount I spent to get the 780 and now I can hold off for a little while on getting the 2nd 780 because the performance will be so much better than a single 770.

And yes, Tacoma, no 285 running PhysX calculations smile.gif

How difficult is it to run a system under water? I've been running air ever since I starting building (which was about 4-5 years ago) and never really considered water cooling.
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Ordered smile.gif

I got the EVGA SC as you suggested; it's OC'd enough and I just don't see myself dabbling in OC'ing that much to where I'd get the Classified. I know "future proofing" isn't something you can necessarily do but I would rather get the best upgrade that I could possibly get right now within my budget instead of regretting it later. I was planning on getting a second 770 soon which would have cost way more than the extra amount I spent to get the 780 and now I can hold off for a little while on getting the 2nd 780 because the performance will be so much better than a single 770.

And yes, Tacoma, no 285 running PhysX calculations smile.gif

How difficult is it to run a system under water? I've been running air ever since I starting building (which was about 4-5 years ago) and never really considered water cooling.

Maybe it is just me, but I find that water cooling will be easy. Just plug everything up, fill 'er up and leak test for 24 hours. Make sure to watch a crap ton of videos and read a bunch of guides before doing it though. water + electronics usually doesn't end well. The great thing about the EVGA SC is that it is a reference PCB so you can a titan waterblock and not have to deal with a universal block and ram heatsinks. I can't wait until the EK blocks for the Classy come out. I'll be putting those suckers underwater so I can push them further.
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This is my first system to watercool. I find it very easy to do. I would say the hardest part is figuring out what fits in your case/system like measuring for rads and what fittings your want. I went with an starter watercool kit since I ma new to it. Few days later I replaced some of the stuff and add a few more. I know ordering separately can save money but a starter kit will help for starters like us biggrin.gif

I had the evga sc with the acx cooler. When running game at max I get around ~73c. I am running heaven benchmark right now (let it run in the background) and I am getting 35c. That might change a few degree when I plug in 2 more 780.
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