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Best GTX 780 for overclocking?

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I plan on cooling one with an EK block for my system, I know the Palit and ASUS have non-reference designs that are spoken highly of. Is there any consensus on which is the ideal 780 for overlocking? And if so, are there any special methods (BIOS etc.) that should be used to get the best results?

Thanks.
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I have heard that the MSI lighting the best for over clocking. And looks cool too!
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Originally Posted by fedrosishere View Post

I have heard that the MSI lighting the best for over clocking. And looks cool too!

LOL, no. Maybe after the new BIOS update, but as of now the 780 Classified is the best overclocking card. It can beat out the titan in 3DMARK.

http://www.3dmark.com/hall-of-fame-2/fire+strike+3dmark+score+performance+preset/version+1.1/1+gpu

Skyn3t has made a bios for the 780 classified that allows it to push up to 450 watts a card!

Unlocked voltage up to 1.5 (Unless you have an insane water cooling loop, 1.35 should be the absolute maximum you use.)

Samsung memory chips that some people are getting 750+ out of

Just more reasons to go with it versus the lighting or HOF (Which by the way has caught on fire for multiple users, do not get the HOF)
Edited by jameyscott - 10/5/13 at 10:17am
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Hmmm, so you'd recommend the classified over the ASUS DirectCU II for example?
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Originally Posted by Kleric View Post

Hmmm, so you'd recommend the classified over the ASUS DirectCU II for example?

If you are going for maximum overclocking, then yes. The ASUS DirectCU II is an amazing card, but with it being voltage locked, it cannot perform at the level that the Classified can. However, the DirectCU II is one of the best air coolers around, if you were sticking to air. However, since you want to watercool. I'd suggest an EVGA Superclocked as it is reference design and would be able to use a Titan block.

Again, if you are going for the maximum overclock, then the Classifed will be the best and next week EK is releasing a custom block for it. EVGA already has a block, but it is overpriced and doesn't cool the VRM and VRAM actively, just passively.
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Ah I see, well I appreciate you informing me then. Looks like I'm going with a SC or Classified!
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780 classified is the best for overclocking or 780 hydro copper classified
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Originally Posted by gabsonuro View Post

780 classified is the best for overclocking or 780 hydro copper classified
They are the same thing except the hydrocopper is the one with a crappy waterblock that doesn't actively cool the VRM and VRAMs.
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