Originally Posted by Wrathier
Yes, I have asked them multiple times specifically in regards to mining and that was there last answer.
I know for a fact that if you run any 780 TI(well at least the three brands I've tried) at 150+ powerlevel(EVGA Precision), it's going to die unless you have a (not even sure if this is enough)FC waterblock, the VRM's themselves need 2 Gentle typhoons at 1000 RPM. I tried EVGA's own OC scanner at 150% powerlimit and sure enough it blew up! The store laughed when I called the second time and explained it. Them and I have this sort of "Well, it will break, let's be friends when that happens" thing going after so many years. I just recently had to do my first real "send in" RMA with the GIGABYTE 780 TI to them. I wish I could make that money from my own or someone elses hobby.
If I were you I'd stick with EVGA with this series, they seem to be best rounded and most others have super crappy OC gains even on water. Or get a ref card, even naked and put on some real cooling by yourself and buy that extra expensive beer that day. Maybe do it reversed so you make the right choice? Looking back at my mess I would get a naked card, that is at least "decent", and then slap on a Prolimatech MK-26 and some tucked away Gentle Typhoons.