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Poll Results: Best Graphics Card?

 
  • 62% (10)
    GTX 780 SC w/ACX Cooling
  • 37% (6)
    Radeon r9 290
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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by alexhcheng10 View Post

So the 780 just arrived, and expectedly, it runs much hotter than my old 760 at about 65-70 degrees while playing. Are there any dangers? What should I do to make it cooler.

That's not bad at all. As long as it's below 80c, you're within the normal operational temperatures of the 780.

You can increase the fan speed but it will increase the fan noise.

For reference, mine run at 79c for the top card and 74c for the lower one @ 85% fan speed when under 100% load for a long time.


Congratz on your new card thumb.gif

You might want to join the 780 owner's club here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1393791/official-nvidia-gtx-780-owners-club/0_20
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That's not bad at all. As long as it's below 80c, you're within the normal operational temperatures of the 780.

You can increase the fan speed but it will increase the fan noise.

For reference, mine run at 79c for the top card and 74c for the lower one @ 85% fan speed when under 100% load for a long time.


Congratz on your new card thumb.gif

You might want to join the 780 owner's club here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1393791/official-nvidia-gtx-780-owners-club/0_20

My case feels really warm when i put my hand to it. Is it normal?
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Depends on where you live and where you can buy from, but the AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 is very decent for the price (99$US with promo Code).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

If I change motherboards to this, will i need to reinstall windows?
post #24 of 27
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But why upgrade to a 780 with the 800 series so close? Yeah, it'll double the FPS, but, if a 780 will double the FPS... think about what 880 will do.. also.. I'm getting by well with my GTX 460.. you can wait a few months for the 800 series with a 760 if I can with a 460
The saying go's at OCN if your wait to buy the latest and greatest you will never buy anything lol Fact is there have been very little rumor on the 800 series which means there still a little ways off. Buy now and sell on OCN Marketplace when you have enough reps to do so. Some one is always looking for a good deal.
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My case feels really warm when i put my hand to it. Is it normal?

Because the EVGA 780 ACX coolers dump the warm air in the case you really need a very good exhaust fan. I have 2 ACX 780's in my case and I'll tell you I have a cranking exhaust fan lol They do put out some serious warm air into the case.

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If I change motherboards to this, will i need to reinstall windows?

Yes you will and you will need to get a new copy. The license is linked to your mb serial number. Unless you bought a retail copy of windows not an Oem copy. Oem copies only allow for a link to one MB. Retail copy allows you to be able to put it on another computer but the both can't be running the same Key. Basically you can't run the same windows key on 2 computers at the same time.
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Yes you will and you will need to get a new copy. The license is linked to your mb serial number. Unless you bought a retail copy of windows not an Oem copy. Oem copies only allow for a link to one MB. Retail copy allows you to be able to put it on another computer but the both can't be running the same Key. Basically you can't run the same windows key on 2 computers at the same time.


So i need to buy it again? I have three or four extra fans that I would like to be able to control. I have tried speedfan and it doesn't work. Any tips?
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Depend if you bought the $200-300 copy of windows or the $100 copy of Windows. The $100 copy of Windows is the Oem version which is linked to 1 Motherboard via serial number. Retail version you can transfer to a different Motherboard as long as one 1 of them is running it at a time.

Depend on the mb and fans. I use the Corsiar Sp high performance fans. They are not the best but there very solid fans with decent Cubic feet per minute and the noise levels are pretty good thumb.gif
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post #27 of 27
I recomend the GTX 780, it's a shame your cpu won't overclock, you'll see better preformance for everything all around,.

Good Luck!

-source my EVGA GTX 780s w/ACX(I overclocked them personally to 1206mhz each) in sli.
They overclock like champs!
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