Originally Posted by Alatar
Water cooling would actually hep your OC a ton. That's assuming that you're willing to flash your card's bios to a custom one (takes about 2 minutes) and unlocking 1.3v in afterburner (few lines in the command prompt and a tweak to a file).
Assuming you're willing to do those you can probably go ~1.25v on air and 1.35v on water. On air that will probably yield anywhere from 1225 to 1300MHz and on water probably 1275 to 1375mhz....Depends on the card.
If you want to OC with the stock BIOS and with completely stock afterburner you can expect close to 1200MHz.
Thanks for post. I spent so much on cpu 600$ alone it was. I prob should got a better 780 but meh i think i should be good with just the air cooling that is default.
Reason i got such good cpu is i stream and do other none gaming things also i got 32g of ram that is also prob little over kill but i do some editing on my pc wanted it be good for non gaming also.
Ill prob just wait till i upgrade my gpu 2 or 3 years down the road and get better gpu and water cool it.
a GTX 780 even with light oc im guessing can play anything on 1080p any way right now.