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Unless you are happy with SLI (which I doubt :P)Anyways, just ask the owner if you can test it out before you buy. I'm sure its fine. My 780 can't OC that well either. I can get an extra 100 on the core and 200 on the memory but that's about it.

You got it, definitely not happy with SLI, but especially because I'm watercooling.

I'm gonna tell him I'm in as long as I get to test it somehow.
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test it and make sure it doesnt artifact at stock lol
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The guy just told me has a waterblock for the 780 too, which makes this a match made in heaven. Now I'm saving money on the card and the waterblock, which would have been bought for a 290X anyway. Let's hope the 290X sucks! thumb.gif
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What a steal. Even if the r 290x is faster, it won't be by much. Plus it will cost more. There is always the penalty to pay as a first adopter with technology.

550 for a water blocked 780?

Give me this guy's number lol
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when people advertise their cards as " never been overclocked" it usually translates to this

" i overclocked it and it really sucks, can barely break 1000 mhz with max voltage and the memory is crap also, but im gonna say i never overclocked it so you feel confident when you buy it that you can get it to do good clocks"

ive had people try it on me when buying used cards.
I got a CPU second hand that "was never overclocked". It can do 4.8 GHz at 1.435V or something around there. It depends where you buy it from; a lot of sellers probably never bothered.
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Just finalized the deal, EVGA Superclocked GTX 780 + Heatkiller Titan Block for $600. Now I just gotta meet the guy and hand him the cash. I think it's a pretty good deal! thumbsupsmiley.png
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780 because the performance is there, the price is there, and you don't have to wait for it... I am sure the 290x will be a great card, but I don't see it being cheaper than that while performing pretty much the same within margin of error.
 
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post #18 of 18
the buzzkill for me is that you might not get the 290x in your hand by oct 29th...... which i need for BF4. Im expecting people to get their cards mid november
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