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Poll Results: Which bang-for-buck GTX 780?

 
  • 10% (5)
    EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked ACX (£430)
  • 16% (8)
    EVGA GTX 780 FTW ACX (£443)
  • 16% (8)
    MSI GTX 780 Gaming (£395)
  • 38% (19)
    MSI GTX 780 Lightning (£443)
  • 20% (10)
    Other (state below please)
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post #31 of 37
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I have just ordered an EVGA GTX 780 SC. I know that isn't what was suggested entirely, but it dropped in price again to £395, which is the same as the MSI Gaming, so I was pretty pleased with that smile.gif

Thanks to anyone that voted and contributed, I feel quite safe in my purchase from EVGA if your words of wisdom are anything to go by.

Was personally rooting for the MSI Gaming though lol.
    
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There are 2 options:

1st:

You grab the EVGA classified ACX as it is the best 780 card out there ( IMHO )

2nd

You grab the cheapest refrence pcb 780 ( like the gigabyte 780 windforce 3x rev1.0 ) with a nice cooler, since ref pcb cards can be overvolted via software, and thats pretty much it.
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

There are 2 options:

1st:

You grab the EVGA classified ACX as it is the best 780 card out there ( IMHO )

2nd

You grab the cheapest refrence pcb 780 ( like the gigabyte 780 windforce 3x rev1.0 ) with a nice cooler, since ref pcb cards can be overvolted via software, and thats pretty much it.

Essentially that is what I did, the EVGA SC was the lowest priced 780, equal with the MSI Gaming.
    
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Essentially that is what I did, the EVGA SC was the lowest priced 780, equal with the MSI Gaming.

Im sure you are happy with your card, as long as it has nice ASIC quality as ive found the difference between lets say 55% and 75% asic is pretty dramatic, my card is 75.5% and it runs beautifully @ 1300mhz thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

Im sure you are happy with your card, as long as it has nice ASIC quality as ive found the difference between lets say 55% and 75% asic is pretty dramatic, my card is 75.5% and it runs beautifully @ 1300mhz thumb.gif

I've heard different things about the ASIC quality: Some people on here, unless I'm mistaken, prefer getting a card with a lower ASIC, something to do with voltage leakage making overclocking easier.

I'm not a massive overclocker, at least not yet anyways, I'd be happy with 1100mhz to start with. For now, I just want to it to competently run BF4 on high/ultra and run my 3D apps/Photoshop.

Edit: That's 1100mhz boost btw, not base lol.
    
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I've heard different things about the ASIC quality: Some people on here, unless I'm mistaken, prefer getting a card with a lower ASIC, something to do with voltage leakage making overclocking easier.

I'm not a massive overclocker, at least not yet anyways, I'd be happy with 1100mhz to start with. For now, I just want to it to competently run BF4 on high/ultra and run my 3D apps/Photoshop.

Edit: That's 1100mhz boost btw, not base lol.

I belive the ln2 and subzero benchers want the low asic ones but im not much of an expert, and if you are just happy with 1100mhz clock I reccomend getting the skynets bios for the card it has this boost disabled and stock core clock is 1137mhz, and thats what I am using power target is also pretty high thumb.gif
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Just installed my EVGA GTX 780 SC biggrin.gif

ASIC of 73.2%,

Absolutely flies in my pro apps. Just tested a really big animation scene in Maya, uses 95% of my RAM and is full of high-res geometry.

Its the A1 revision, but you can't win everything I suppose.

Cheers guys! smile.gif
    
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