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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

Yeah, I've always stuck with EVGA on Nvidia cards but the factory oc on the Gigabyte Ghz Edition is pretty insane. I am still leaning towards EVGA however. Any other thoughts guys?

Is say EVGA, I've seen too many reports of the Gigabyte cards not being stable at the "factory OC" settings and requiring a downclock to function. Save the money and OC it yourself!
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Hey hey, I'm not hating on anyone. wink.gif I just don't have the funds to justify voiding any warranties with a 3rd party BIOS. Probably going to be sitting on my 780ti's for 3-4 years for now.

I don't think you can void your warranty with tampering with bios flashing. I'm not sure though. Anyone have the official word on that?

I mean you're still flashing your bios when updating official ones. Skynet's bios will not harm your card if that is what you're concerned about. Just make sure you take the right steps and all will go well.

In fact, you would be doing yourself and the card a favor if using Sky's and a disservice if using the official ones....Sad that it has to be that way though lol.
Edited by h2spartan - 2/14/14 at 1:33pm
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Hey hey, I'm not hating on anyone. wink.gif I just don't have the funds to justify voiding any warranties with a 3rd party BIOS. Probably going to be sitting on my 780ti's for 3-4 years for now.

Dude, even Jacob the evga rep has recommended folks to the skyn3t bios, and is very active in the forums where the "3rd" party BIOS'es are at. Try looking him up!
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Hey hey, I'm not hating on anyone. wink.gif I just don't have the funds to justify voiding any warranties with a 3rd party BIOS. Probably going to be sitting on my 780ti's for 3-4 years for now.

There is nothing to worry about when using a 3rd party bios. You should do some research and reading before making such comments. All you have to do if you need to send back your vid card is flash the original bios back to the card.

Using a third party bios is very common prob more common then you think. There is only so much evga and other companies can do as far as putting out new official bios's with big Nvidia watching over there shoulder.
post #7505 of 16504
Problem is if the card fries I can't replace the BIOS. Plus I was just over at the EVGA forums reading about the Classified Dual BIOS card and the EVGA rep said at least 1 of the two BIOS's has to be stock for RMA purposes.
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Yeah the stock overclock on those Ghz models is great but I heard some of them are overclocked to the limit already so you wont have much headroom in some cases. I still highly recommend EVGA. No reason to go with Gigabyte as EVGA's service alone would warrant my purchase despite weaker factory clocks.

That is a good point you've just made. The ACX cooler is also a LOT quiter than Gigabytes Windforce. Quietness is something that is important to me. Thanks for helping my indecisive mind decide. tongue.gif

Is the Classy worth the extra money over the SC then?
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Problem is if the card fries I can't replace the BIOS. Plus I was just over at the EVGA forums reading about the Classified Dual BIOS card and the EVGA rep said at least 1 of the two BIOS's has to be stock for RMA purposes.

If your card fries, it's because the user did something wrong like not properly monitoring temps or quickly upping the voltage beyond reasonable limits. Just be cautious and overclock incrementally.
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That is a good point you've just made. The ACX cooler is also a LOT quiter than Gigabytes Windforce. Quietness is something that is important to me. Thanks for helping my indecisive mind decide. tongue.gif

Is the Classy worth the extra money over the SC then?

Definitely! I would have gotten the classy myself but the case I want to use wont accept that wide load card lol.....

The greatest thing it offers is being able to push the voltage past a reference card's 1.21 limit. If you like to overclock, it is an overclocker's dream card for sure!thumb.gif
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Here's a question then: What about loading a 780Ti SC ACX or 780ti Classified BIOS onto my 780ti SC? I know they're essentially the same cards (especially the 780ti SC ACX) but the base overclock is a little higher. Anybody try anything like this?
post #7510 of 16504
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I see, thanks smile.gif

And you use the modded bios?
What kind of differences have you noticed?

No i use a self made Bios
i will so fare all stock only the voltage at 1.21v wen i need and at 24/7 1170mhz GPU and 3600mhz mem at 1,05v

at the Moment i use a Asus DCU II OC not the ichill

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