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Anyone else have a recommendation?

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By the way, do some of these cards consume more power than others or is it 250 watts across all brands? I understand the over-clocked cards will consume more power. I guess higher electricity bills come along with these higher-end GPUs, which is something most of us never consider until we get that first bill after our new builds.
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Most cards will use a similar amount of power, with factory OC cards obviously consuming more.

Concerning reference cards.... I would avoid them. Both my 780s are reference (a PNY and an EVGA) and they are louder and hotter than I would really like.

I would say your best bet will be the EVGA classified or SC with the ACX cooler or the MSI lightning version.
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Most cards will use a similar amount of power, with factory OC cards obviously consuming more.

Concerning reference cards.... I would avoid them. Both my 780s are reference (a PNY and an EVGA) and they are louder and hotter than I would really like.

I would say your best bet will be the EVGA classified or SC with the ACX cooler or the MSI lightning version.

Yes, I am concerned about how loud these cards may be. This is one of the reasons I have been avoiding cards with 3 fans on them. Just seems the more fans on the card the louder it may get. Especially when I am considering the Corsair 540 Air case.

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Yes, I am concerned about how loud these cards may be. This is one of the reasons I have been avoiding cards with 3 fans on them. Just seems the more fans on the card the louder it may get. Especially when I am considering the Corsair 540 Air case.

Thanks for the reply, bro!

Generally speaking reference style cards with the blower type cooler are louder and hotter than most aftermarket cards. The ones with multiple fans usually use higher quality fans that run at lower RPM which helps them maximize cooling performance while keeping the noise low as well.
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Generally speaking reference style cards with the blower type cooler are louder and hotter than most aftermarket cards. The ones with multiple fans usually use higher quality fans that run at lower RPM which helps them maximize cooling performance while keeping the noise low as well.

"Generally" and "usually" don't quite apply here since the 780 has the best blower type cooler there is. Of course it's not as efficient (cooling/noise) as the best high-end open style coolers, but there are many custom cards that actually make more noise inside a case where the heat has a chance to accumulate.

I have absolutely no regrets for choosing the reference cooler model.
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"Generally" and "usually" don't quite apply here since the 780 has the best blower type cooler there is. Of course it's not as efficient (cooling/noise) as the best high-end open style coolers, but there are many custom cards that actually make more noise inside a case where the heat has a chance to accumulate.

I have absolutely no regrets for choosing the reference cooler model.

Yeah they are better than most reference cards, I agree. My 780s are quieter than any of my previous reference cards. That doesn't mean they are all that quiet though. There are plenty of aftermarket 780s that are quieter and cool better.
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Well I would also ask you to consider the msi 780 lightning,I saw its review today on linustechtips youtube channel and its pretty cool I just admit with military grade components,dual bios,tri cooler,illuminated backplate etc and such cool stuff.
    
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Well I would also ask you to consider the msi 780 lightning,I saw its review today on linustechtips youtube channel and its pretty cool I just admit with military grade components,dual bios,tri cooler,illuminated backplate etc and such cool stuff.

Thanks! I'll check it out.
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The referance 780 is IMO a pretty good card I've got two and have not had any kind of issues. Where I live the temps stay around 70 to 80F. and my card rarely goes over 70f. Right now I'm only running one currently modding the other one. When the fan hits 70% its kinda loud. Not major disstracting but you hear it. And I personaly dont want that heat in my case even though it has very good air flow. Just my preferance.Both cards run around 1ghz overclocking themselves. One runs at 992 ghz and the other always at 1032 while gaming. Thats just at stock out of the box, I'm satistfied with the performance at 1080 on a 27 inch looks good and smooth. I dont think you'll regret getting either the referance or aftermarket I have heard they are even better at cooling and temps. Good luck with your build and have fun.biggrin.gif:spam1:
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